18 MONTROSE VOICE/JUNE 13, 1986
Best Original Script (I admit to
having missed quite a few): Brian
Reich's Fortune's Fools. I love Luna
Vista which was done in readings at
Chocolate Bayou, but their full production of it doesn't hit the boards
till this fall.
Tony Falcone's sets have really
given Main Street a whole new feel.
Franklin Hollenbeck's costumes
(AD Players) are beautiful. I still
can't get over the Queen's dress
from The Ballard of Anne Askew.
The best publicity on a shoe string
is done by Eddie Copy of Theater
Southwest. The best well-funded is a
tie between the Alley's Julie Devane
and the Smythe/Katzen agency.
I still wish Ann and Bill would
found a Houston Critics Circle so we
can get some city-wide, committee-
voted awards going. Until someone
does, that's one critic's view ofthe
Risky Business has closed. I had
many exhilarating evenings there. I
will miss it a lot.
On May 16, the 37th annual NYC
New Dramatists Spring Luncheon
honored George Abbot. One of the
most recent of his directing projects
(part of a 73-year so far career in the
theater) was last summer's A.. .My
Name is Alice—
Educating Rita (Chocolate
Bayou) has been extended through
For the next two weekends, you
have your choice of two different
one-acts about Elvis's home. Miracle at Graceland is one of three one-
acts opening tonight at Theater
Southwest. "Graceland" is one of
the one-acts jointly called Struttin'
and Frettin' (Stages)....
Has it occurred to you that Cats
will be here on Halloween?... -.
Don Giovanni is in the lead! If it
can hold its own against Anna Bol-
ena (stiff competition!), Mozart will
emerge victorious as HGO's box
office champion for the second year
in a row.
Meanwhile, next Friday is HGO's
30th birthday. There will be a food
festival, surprise celebrities and
music for dancing by the Dishes.
Some mighty fine soloists will
reprise arias from some of the company's past hits. The entire
audience will also make its operatic
As they say, "Dress will be festive, not formal. All those unsure of
what to wear are encouraged to consult the giant eight-foot armadillo
with the size 10 cowboy boots on the
Jones Hall Plaza."...
Houston Ballet is far and away
this week. They're touring Jakarta,
Artists! There'll be a portfolio
review 5:00 June 16th at the Art
Institute of Houston. RSVP 523-
Anna Bolena. Houston Grand Opera
Auditions: The Perilous Decline
of Cora Sline, 6M6F, Theater
Southwest: 6/15 & 16, 7:30; 963-
Classes: Scenes from Texas Plays
(an adult acting workshop): Begins
6/23; HCC; Info—Kate Pogue—530-
Friday the 13th! Father's Day! Len-
non first meets McCartney (6/5/56).
Battle of Bunker Hill (6/17/1775).
Statue of Liberty first arrives at
Bedloe's Island (6/19/1855).
B'days: 13—Paul Lyne, Basil
Rathbone, Richard Thomas. 14—
Gene Barry, Boy George, Dorothy
McGuire. 15—Patricia Nell Warren,
Malvian Hoffman, Paul Benedict.
16—Jack Albertson, Stan Laurel.
17—Mauritz Stiller, Carl Van
Vechten, James Brown. 18—Roger
Ebert, Jeanette MacDonald, Paul
McCartney. 19—James I of England, Julia Penelope Stanley, Louis'
"Sometimes I wish that I his pillow were,
So might I steale a kisse, and yet
So might I gaze upon his sleeping
Although I did it with a panting
—Richard Barnfield (an openly
gay sonneteer, born 6/13/1574)
Ed Dwight (DuBose-Rein
Galleries)—sculptures by the ex-
Three One-Acts (Theater Southwest, 13)—the winners of TSW's
playwriting contest: The Gentle
Tiger, I Can't Dance No More and
Miracle at Graceland.
Yard Limit (Independence
Heights Park, 13). ONO! (One Night
Frankenthaler: Works On Paper
(Museum of Fine Arts, 14)—75
works by the American abstract
The Lion. The Witch and The
Wardrobe (Chocolate Bayou, 14,
Songs of Texas (Heinen, 14,11:00
a.m.)—Cimarron Wind Quintet and
the Singing Boys of Houston in a
concert aimed at children. ONO!
Skateboarding Exposition and
OP fashion show (WaterWorld, 14,
Juneteenth Gospel Festival
(Miller Outdoor, 15 & 16)—fourth
annual. Freebies. Each night different.
Memories: A Tribute to Brenda
Sers (Stanze Peterson Dance Cne-
ter, 15) I.M.P.A.C.T. Repertory
Theater Co. ONO!
Willie Tyler and Lestor (Laff Stop,
Opera Preview (Central Library,
18,12:15)—Ira J. Black hypes Anna
Juneteenth Freedom Festival
(Miler Outdoor, 18)—National
Emancipation Association. Freebies.
Emily Levine (Spellbinder's, 18).
Anna Bolena (Jones, 19)—HGO
presents Dame Joan Sutherland
with her husband, conductor
Richard Bonynge, in Gaetano Donizetti's Del Canto Masterpiece.
Juneteenth Celebration (Fifth
Ward Branch Library, 19,2:00 PM).
. My Name is Alice," Alley Theatre