12 MONTROSE VOICE / FEBRUARY
geometric—arranged in proportion to
their importance around them. There
are many clocks—all of them within an
hour or two before midnight.
Tucked away around the corner ofthe
first archway to the left is piece No. 121.
This is a listing by the artist ofthe symbols he commonly used, arranged in
groups and labelled in French. This
could serve as a Rosetta stone to therest
ofthe show for those so inclined. He was
a modernist of his day and in some
rooms directly behind his, the MFA has
arranged pieces by modernists of our
day, especially Frank Stella. These are
free flowing, open and colorful, though
often still geometric. In comparison,
Torre-Garcia's works seem cramped
and stuffy, full of doomsday gloom.
Today is the feast day of Saint Sebastian, patron saint (so many feel) of
B'days: 20—Robert Altman, Amanda
Blake, Sidney Poitier. 21— Joana Russ,
Lige Clark. 23—Peter Fonda, George
Frideric Handel. 24—Michel Legrand,
Pierre Auguste Renoir. 26—William
Frawley, Jackie Gleason, Victor Hugo,
"We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves
in order to be like other people."—
Arthur Schopenhauer (born Feb. 22).
Falstaff (Jones, 20)—Houston Grand
Opera's production of the brilliant
Myra Hills (left), Jim Jeter (center), and Bobby Harden are featured in this
scene from the play "You Can't Take it With You," playing now at Actors
Chris Wilson and Jim Jeter have
opened a new 108-seat theater at 2506
South Blvd, just off Kirby in Rice Villge.
It shares the building with their acting
school. Their first production, You
Can't Take it With You, is already open
and will play through Sunday.
It's about time Houston got to see
Marsha Carlton and Randy Jobe
together again. Check it out on
Mondays-Wednesdays at the Houston
Diverse Works is currently showing
works by five local artists: Cowie,
Miller, Paul, Portman and Suhr.
Inherit the Wind, the tale of the
Scopes Monkey Trial, is ever so timely
now with the ban the book movements
making a resurgence. The HCC Fine
Arts Department is presenting it at the
Heinen Auditorium for six performances only, starting Feb. 24.
Kaier Curtin has researched and written a fascinating new book, We Can
Always Call Them Bulgarians: the
emergence of lesbians and gay men on
the American Stage.
Evidently the first openly lesbian
character in the English language
theater didn't come onstage until 1926.
Then she was quickly booed off.
By 1933, people were willing to start
talking about it. That's the year of Laurence Olivier's Broadway debut, playing the pampered gay ward of a gay
foster father in The Green Bay Tree.
Bulgarians has been published by
Alyson Publications. Next month
they're finally bringing out a book by
my neighbor. L.Neal DePalma.
comedy based on Shakespeare, music
For Who is Silvier (Actors Workshop,
20)—Houstonian Reba Butler's new
play about James Joyce and Sylvia
Beach. A Chartres Production.
Historic Collection of Festival Gowns
(Ashton Villa, Galveston, 2/20-3/1)
Houston Rodeo Parade (Downtown,
21, 10:00 a.m.)—Freebies. ONO!
Smithey, Livingston, Paden and Dunlap (U. of H.—Downtown's O'Kane
Gallery, 23)—Watercorlors and metal
sculpture. Opening on 26, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Full Tilt (Chocolate Bayou, 26)—a
magazine writer digs into a long-past
Arrival of King Neptune (Elissa
Dock, Galveston, 27, 10-5)
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