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Montrose Voice, No. 318, November 27, 1986 - File 011. 1986-11-27. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 1, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/189/show/174.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 318, November 27, 1986
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date November 27, 1986
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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Transcript ■f- 10 MONTROSE VOICE / NOVEMBER 27, 1986 'Madwoman' Solves Many of Stages' Problems ith the Madwomen. Tanya Lunstroth, Jean Proctor and Candace Compton Review by Bill O'Rourke Montrose Voice The Madwoman of Chaillot, currently playing at Stages, is proof positive that things are going well at that theater. Ted Swindley, the man at the helm of both the theater and this play, has always been a dark genius. Perhaps beseiged by practical problems in keeping the theater afloat, his directorial forte has been troubled dramas. This is the first real comedy he has directed in years which has worked on all counts. I laughed a lot. So Iinferthat many ofthe theater's problems are over. This is also one of the first classics which he has directed without making a lot of changes. His flair for excesses has meshed with those of the playwright. Jean Giraudoux. This almost happened with The Skin of Our Teeth last year. Watching this Madwoman, it is difficult to conceive of it being done any other way. Nor did Swindley feel compelled to impose a new theme. The play speaks eloquently to current economic and emotional conditions in Houston. Throw off the yoke of materialism, it says. If the machine has gotten out of control and no longer brings happiness and freedom for individuality to the little man. then turn it off. Wipe away the sooty deposits and appreciate the flowers, the animals and each other. Life is, indeed, worth living! This is not a realistic play. It's more of a theatrical poem. The language is gorgeous, the bonmots eminently quotable, the people rich in detail, memorable, living askew from our hum-drum world. There is a large chorus, each called upon to deliver three or so distinct characters. The play really shows off the depth of talent which has been accumulated in this company. The piece de resistance is, of course, the madwoman herself. Jean Proctor's bravura performance hits all the right notes. Sheisgentleyetdemanding, kind D Notes yet arch, the great earth mother yet the dignified, hopeful little girl. When faced with the unhappiness of her friends, she takes resolute action. Yet she regrets to this day that when faced with the prospect of herown marital bliss, she lets the by Mark C. Martino is nothing short of magnificent! Tke Houston Grand Opera presents Hall 'Orpheus in the Underworld" at -/ones shy man be stolen by another. This is a woman I feel the need to visit regularly. and Jean catches her spirit to a T. Keith Belli's set is a little jarring, hut Danny Morgan's costumes are a delight. The original incidental music slightly different view? ... Mark Medoff, who wrote Children of a Leaser God, has a play making its nationwide premiere at Chocolate Bayou next Thursday. Called Kringle's Window, it's about some young hackers Houston Live trying to access Santa Claus' computer. ... United Airlines and Sister Cities International will be sending a group of 30 amateur performing artists to Taipei, Taiwan next June. Groups wanting to apply to go need to get an application and a 10-minute video taped performance in by Dec. 31, 1986. Call 230- 2016.... The rest of us will be able to sec a group from Taipei when they play Houston in March. .. . Actors: Call the Ensemble before Dec. 3 and ask about Industry Night. It's a treat—an idea other theaters should copy! □ Celebrate! Beginnings: Nov. 28, 192:")—Grand Ole Opry opens. Nov. 1.0— Advent begins. Dec. I, 1879—American premiere of H.M.S. Pinafore. Dec. 2—The new Tuesday edition ofthe Montrose Voice! B'days: 28—Brooks Atkinson. Rita Mae Brown, Randy Newman. 29— Bushy Berheley, Rod I_a Rocque, Chuck Mangione. 30—Winston Churchill, Robert Guillaume, Mark Twain. 1 — Mary (Peter Pan) Martin, Bette Midler, Rex Stout. "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work, I want to achieve it through not dying."—Woody Allen (horn Dec. 1) n Openings Fall Jazz Festival (Denney Theater, HSPVA, 26)—Student groups from the High School ofthe Performing and Visual Arts. ONO! Nancy Rodgers has now become the third Sister Mary Ignatius. She'll be representing Stages at the Comedy Workshop in their joint effort. So, if you've only seen it once, why not try a Stand-up comedian Jay Len Christinas Around the World (MFA, 28)—a seven tree display. Invasion of the Bedsnatchers! (Radio Music Theater, 28)—Their traditional holiday two-act in which the entire Fer- tle clan returns to Dumpster, Texas, for a family reunion. Jay l,eno (Music Hall. 28). ONO! Modern Jazz Quartet (Rockefellers. 28). ONO! Orpheus in the Underworld (Jones, 28)—Houston Grand Opera | Jacques Offenbach's hilarity with Gerald Scarfe's sets and costumes. Snap, Butter and Candle Workshop (Children's Museum. 29, 9 & 11). ONO! Leon Russell Edgar Winter (Rockefellers, 29) ONO! Strega Nona i( 'hildren's Museum. 30, 2)—Theater on wheels Martha Turner (Club Flamingo, .'.<>> First Choice (MFA, I, :.-9)—holiday shopping and trunk show. Antique Toys (Gallery of Texas His tory, Sam Houston Park, 1)
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