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October 16, 2009


Friday, October 23, 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 25, 6 p.m.
UMBC Fine Arts Studio 317

Contact: B. Rose Huber
Tom Moore

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Deviated Theatre's Lore - Photo copyright Enoch ChanUMBC presents LORE--A MYSTERY AWAITS, created and performed by DEVIATED THEATRE, on October 23rd, 24th, and 25th in Fine Arts Studio 317.

DEVIATED THEATRE, comprised of over twenty actors and dancers, is a vehicle for the creation of new works by Co-Directors Enoch Chan and Kimmie Dobbs Chan. The Chans' original productions can be described as 'operas of movement,' in which scenes range from pure physical acting to those of powerful dance choreography, and everywhere in-between. Full musical scores carry the audience from moment to moment, and a minimalist stage allows for stark imagery to resonate: a beloved white umbrella, a 40 foot swath of red fabric, a glowing crystal amulet, a magical mirror more than 14 feet high. The productions are characteristically fantastical in nature, and the Chans' initial production was described by Ruth Reader in the Baltimore City Paper as "reminiscent of one of Edward Gorey's children's books."

LORE--A MYSTERY AWAITS, an evening length work which can be described as 'Grimms'-fairytale-meets-Dr.-Seuss,' takes place in a quirky old-world town during 'the age of the amulets,' complete with a court and a peasantry. The heir to the throne steps into the market place, finds a lost skeleton key, and a mystery ensues. The inscrutable queen, an overlooked jester, and the beloved apothecary of the town all wield dark secrets, and the shuffling homeless woman can be spotted aimlessly searching for something...or someone. The troubles of this town are compounded as the court and peasantry fight viciously, as an impending plague sweeps the land, and as people begin to eerily by one. What becomes of a town where so much has gone wrong? Can things ever go back to the way they were? This production's contemporary dances, numbering up to twelve dancers at a time, meld with comedic and dramatic physical acting to produce an epic that sweeps from scene to scene.

Presented by the InterArts Series with the Department of Dance.

General admission: $20.00. Students and seniors: $15.00.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at or by calling MissionTix at 410-752-8950.
Tickets will also be available at the door (cash or check only) immediately prior to the concert.

General Public Information
UMBC Arts Website:

-- From I-95 take exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
-- From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
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Deviated Theatre's Lore - Photo copyright Enoch Chan

Posted by tmoore at October 16, 2009 11:51 AM