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Montrose Voice, No. 326-A, January 20, 1987 - File 006. 1987-01-20. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/117/show/113.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 326-A, January 20, 1987
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date January 20, 1987
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 006
Transcript 'Irma Vep' is Camp at Its Best JANUARY 20, 1987 / MONTROSE VOICE 5 Review By Bill O'Rourke Montrose Voice The Mystery of Irma Vep now playing at Stages is ridiculous. This is camp at its best. The convoluted plot includes werewolves, vampires, an Egyptian mummy and a quiet English country manor. It doesn't make much sense until the final scene ties it all together. You'll have a lot of fun trying to solve the main riddle—what, if anything, does this all mean? I might say that wild horses couldn't drag the answer out of me. But if I did, some would be sure to try. It's that kind of a show. Two talented men play a plethora of parts, half of them women. They truly surprise us with the rapidity of some of their changes. On the other hand, sometimes they merely turn their backs on the audience and talk to themselves—a hilariously audible dialogue between two characters played by the same per- Big Skinny Brown and Bryce Jenson are the perfectly perverse embodiments of the evening's slightly languid lunacy. But why import Jenson, an interloper from Dallas, when Swind- ley's own company contains many tai- D Openings ented actors? That's merely a quibble. □ Celebrate! Today, Jan. 20, is the feast day of Saint Sebastian, felt by many to be the patron saint of gay people. B'days: 20—George Burns, Federico Fellini, Arte Johnson. 21—Placido Domingo, Benny Hill, Steve Reeves. 22—Bill Bixby, Lord Byron, Ann Southern. "The noblest works and foundation have proceeded from childless men."— Sir Francis Bacon (born Jan. 22) Big Skinny Brown (in maid's uniform) and Bryce Johnson play all six roles, both male and female, in Stages' 'The Mystery of Irma Vep' It was written, after all, by Charles Ludlum. He won the Obie Award one year for his title role in Camille. His theater company is known for the silly excesses of divine decadence. Sort of like what Ted Swindley did to The Skin of Our Teeth. It was directed for Stages by Ted Swindley. Tongues are still wagging about the time he directed a totally cross-dressed production of The Importance of Being Ernest. His shows often feature grandoise excesses straight out of fevered dreams. Sort of like Charles Ludlum's Salaambo. It was high time these geniuses collaborated for Houston's delight. And laughable it is, like Greater Tuna Meets Young Frankenstein. Islands in the Sky (Museum of Natural Science Planetarium)—Amazing but true story of Micronesian navigation. M. Douglas Walton (Watercolor Society of Houston Gallery)— representational, yet free and mysterious Rice Design Alliance Lecture Series (M.F.A., 21). ONO! Glengarry Glen Ross (Alley, 22)—Cut throat real estate salesman. Won the Pulitzer The Decline of the American Empire (Bellaire Move Theater, 22)—benefit Diverse Works. Includes champagne and chocolate reception. 223-8346. ONO! Royal Pacific Cultural Exchange Finals (HSPVA)-HITS, Fusion Fantasy and the HSPVA itself compete for a trip to Taipei. ONO! We're Not Beatrice (Radio Music Theater, 22)—Re-opening of the Pre- Christmas hit In Montrose, Nearly Everyone Reads the Voice The ijW^f. j "How Do You Do It" Special Compare Taste! Compare Price! See why ffWicfig^ is The Best Value in Town $4.69 10 Pieces of Chicken (our choice) •(less than 47C each) "Seasonized Delicious" 3113 South Shepherd (Near W. Alabama) WARNING: This could be Now at THE COMEDY WORKSHOP f habit forming! 2105 SAN FELIPE They are both excellent. Be sure to buy your tickets well in advance. Some of the side seats have sightlines not of the highest quality. □ Notes AT&T gave Houston Grand Opera a grant of $75,000 to help finance Porgy and Bess. TJianks! Oops! It was Justin Breaux, not Murray Goldman who was in Zastrozzi. Justin moved to L.A. Well, see Murray in P.S. Your Cat is Dead and see for yourself if there isn't an uncanny resemblance. Auditions: Shivaree: 1/20, Houston House, 7:00, two men (18-30), three women (20-45). SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU by Christopher Durang \S_* The outrageously hilarious, scathingly funn\ lesson of a lifetime' Late Nighi Performances _ -^^^ Saturday, I lpm Sunday 8pm ^ _5_?L_lj^fc?__^_ *" perf°rmances - ss ^ Hit III IF *'»"" (.harp- n,,,. - :■ Co-presented tilth The Montrose Voice MasterCard, VISA nr UiKhcan Express. UMHPRATES \Uli.\mi Tickets also available -ii Shnwtiv in Tranquilit- Park FOR TICKETS CALL 5 2 - S T A G E
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