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Montrose Voice, No. 269, December 20, 1985 - File 018. 1985-12-20. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 7, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3303/show/3295.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 269, December 20, 1985
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date December 20, 1985
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 DECEMBER 20, 1985/MONTROSE VOICE 17 Montrose Live Kent Johnson, as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, woos Olivia, played by Vicki human in Main Steet Theater's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" Steven Garfinkle and Cathy Pisarski in "Twelfth Night" Twelfth Night: Rollicking Good Fun By Bill O'Rourke Montrose Voice Theater Critic Tony Falcone's set—all sails and rigging—perfectly catches the mood of Main Street Theater's current production of Twelfth Night. This breezy comedy flies along under full sail. The pace slacks only for an occasional bit of romance. Suzanne Savoy is quite engaging as a girl who when cast upon a strange shore by a shipwreck disguises herself as a boy for safety. As the lady who falls in love with her, Vicki Luman is also sweet and winning. Many actresses in the past have played this role too imperiously, not the kind of woman one man would pine away for while another falls in love with her at first sight. Mrs. Luman beautifully sidestepped that trap. I wasn't always sure that Jerry McCul- ley knew what he was saying as the lovesick lord. Most of the time, though, he was quite pleasant. Gregory Ballard Ginther comes into the proceedings late in the play. He is a gorgeous young man and, though hesitant, is quite believable. He is quite prepared for experience to give him an air of self- confidence. Bruce Ellis, as Antonio, rounds out the lovers. A rough sea captain, some say pirate, Antonio drops everything for love of a boy he drags out the sea, even willingly following his somewhat capricious charge into certain danger. No one criticizes his love, which is a lot to say when some of Shakespeare's best clowns are around, teasing everyone. However, atthe end curtain he has not yet been saved from the hangman's noose, though we feel fairly certain that he will be. But this play is like Christmas fruitcake and the love stories are only the breading. They are sweet and occasionally funny but are really the background flavor. The colorful jewels, the nuts and the fruits, are many of the best comic roles Shakespeare ever wrote. Steeped in his port, Sir Toby Belch is perpetually three sheets to the wind. James Black is as excellent as usual, which is to say pretty near perfection. He and his girlfriend Maria are tricking nearly everyone, personally. Cathryn Pisarski plays her with style and gentle wit. She. is not as saucy a wench as some have been in this role. But then the only one in this play who is not gulled by anyone else's tricks is Steve Garfinkle as Feste the philosophical jester. He manages to be sardonic without ever lapsing into sarcasm. Toby has been milking money from a foolish twit, Sir Andrew Aguecheeck. Ken Johnson has given us a fop with just a slight touch of butch to him. In a period where any true man of a certain fashion would remind ustodayofQuentinCrisp.it is fitting that this buffoon has just slightly failed at being femme, among other things. Bravo, Kent! Malvolio, that officious ass, becomes the butt of Toby's biggest prank. Tom Nichols is always interesting and is quite pitiable when we should feel that for him in the dungeon. He just isn't funny very often. A happy voyage like this shows a steady hand on the tiller. William Burford was our skilled captain. The beautiful costumes were by R.W. Lyon, Jr. The set was lit effectively in Patrick Higgins' delightful manner. □ Notes The HSO, Toshiyuki Shimada conducting, will present a free Christmas concert for senior and / or disabled citizens this Sunday afternoon. It will be held at a barrier free, wheelchair accessible facility with free parking. Advance reservations, which are necessary, can be had by calling Steve Lufburrow or Pat Collins at Goodwill Industries, 692-6221. ... AT&T is giving HGO a grant for $50,000 for a performance on PBS in early February. They will present Treemonisha by Scott Joplin. The famous pianist / com poser was a native of Texarkana. ... Did you know that famed Broadway performer Ben Vereen maintains his business offices in Houston? Seems he prefers Texas' tax rates. ... Celebrate a very Merry Christmas!! Lesser b'days: Howard Hughes (24), and Virgil Fox (26). Enjoy! □ Openings Messiah (Grace Presbyterian, 20 and Westbury Baptist, 21)—Houston Symphony Orchestra and Chorale under the baton of Miguel Gomez-Martinez. Pancho Claus (Woodland Park, 20 and Mason Park, 21, both 6:00)—Theatre Bil- lingue de Houston's Richard Reyes has adapted The Night Before Christmas. A low-ridding zoot suiter comes into homes via the bathroom window to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. Children in the audience are taught self-identity, the importance of love and sharing, themean- ing of Christmas and (sad, but often necessary) not to expect too much for Christmas. Freebies. The Boyfriend {Unicorn, 21)—HITS, Houston International Theater School, kids in the roaring twenties. Messiah (St. Stephen's Episcopal, 22, 5:00)—The church's choirs and orchestra with visiting soloists perform the Christmas portion of the oratorio. Freebies, but very limited seating. Call ahead for wheelchair accomodations, 528-6665. One Night Only! Susan Welby (center) stars as Anatou, an Eskimo girl born with pale skin and light hair long before any white man has been seen in arctic Canada in "The Ice Wolf," now playing on the Alley Theatre's large stage through Jan. 4 Texas State Optical ___S Dr. E. Burt Denton fe Associates OPTOMETRISTS TSO-Village 2515 University 528-1589 TSO—South Main 4414 Main 523-5109 Both Offices Under New Ownership and Management A quESThoilSE Brownsville Write or Call for Brochure 120 E. Atol St., P.O. Box 2326 South Padre Island, Texas 78597 512/943-3632 Winter Specials (including air fare, transfers, accomodations, and breakfasts) 3 day (Fri.-Mon.), or 4 day (Mon-Fri.) $189.00 Fly/drive option $199.00 7 day (weekend arrival).... $219.00 Fly/drive option $259.00 ~*"*x" GIVE YOUR FRIENDS A PIECE OF HOLLYWOOD . ... GIVE THEM A VIDEO GIFT FROM VIDEOTRENDI • RENTAL GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE •SAME DAY DELIVERY FOR MOST SPECIAL ORDERS • ALL TAPES GUARANTEED
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