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Charles P. Armesto, who graduated from MIT in 1997 with degrees in chemical engineering and theater, is directing a production of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation at the T. Schreiber Studio's Gloria Maddox Theatre in New York City through April 1. He is working as a dramaturge with Moises Kaufman, artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project. Mr. Armesto's next directing project will be Greater Tuna at Seaside Repertory Theatre in Florida.

Changhuei Yang, a graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science, is half of a two-artist exhibition Upstairs at Johnson's Art Gallery (355 Newbury St., Boston). Symphony of Light, an exhibition of oil and pastel paintings, is on view from April 4-26; an artists' reception will be held Thursday, April 5 from 5-7pm. Gallery hours are weekdays from 8am-5:30pm and Saturdays from 8:30am-1pm.

Lecturer Mark Harvey and his Aardvark Jazz Orchestra will make their Regattabar debut on Wednesday, March 21 at 8:30pm. The concert, billed as "ultra-hip" and "hard-driving," will feature original compositions by Mr. Harvey as well as "Aardvarkian interpretations" of Ellington, Gillespie and other jazz greats. The Regattabar is located in the Charles Hotel in Cambridge. Tickets are $10.

The Monmouth Civic Chorus will perform Sea Chanteys for Chorus and Orchestra by music and theater arts Lecturer William Cutter on March 25 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ. The 3pm concert will be preceded by a lecture and reception with Mr. Cutter at 1:30pm. The program is sponsored by the MIT Club of Princeton and the MIT Club of New York.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 21, 2001.

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