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Montrose Voice, No. 82, May 21, 1982 - File 015. 1982-05-21. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/6055/show/6040.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 82, May 21, 1982
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date May 21, 1982
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 14 MONTROSE VOICE / MAY 21, 1982 Montrose Live The mystery of 'Mummenschanz' By Billie Duncan In Mummenschanz, different is beautiful It is also humorous, touching, surprising and creatively done. The internationally known mime pro duction will be opening May 25 at th< Tower Theater, 1201 Westheimer, for a tw< week run. For anyone who has seen excerpts frorr the show, an explanation is beside tht point. For those who have never seen the work, an explanation is nearly impossible. In Mummenschanz, a love story can be told using seven rolls of toilet paper and the talents of two people. In Mummenschanz, a long dark shape can move, twist and turn until a story emerges and tears of laughter roll down your face. And all the wonderful things that appear before your eyes are performed by only three people. Peter Schelling is from Switzerland, Lydia Biondi is from Italy, and John Murphy is from the good old U. S. of A.—a small but truly international cast. This will be the second time that Mummenschanz has been performed in Houston. The first time they were here was over a year ago at the Alley during the Swiss International Festival. Producer Arthur Shafman was surprised to see all the green everywhere as he came in to land. Said Shafman from New York in a telephone conversation with the VOICE, "I thought Texas was all sand." Shafman travels a great deal and it was during one of his journeys that he discovered Mummenschanz. A friend of his caught the show in Zurich in 1973 and insisted that Shafman see it. He did, and he was hooked. The original troup consisted of two Swiss members and one Italian member Andre Bossard, Bernie Schurch and Flor- iana Frasetto. They still keep a sharp eye on the show, coming to see it every six weeks and working up new material. The material with which they come upis generally linked to the creative use of costumes and masks, which brings up the origin of the name "Mummenschanz." In medieval times when people would play poker, sometimes the looks on their faces would give them away, so they invented masks to wear while playing cards. In Switzerland, these masks were called "mummenschanz," or "masks of chance." The masks are still used in some European festivals to ward off evil spirits. According to producer Shafman. the most unusual thing about Mummenschanz is the intermission. During the breaks between acts, the cast comes out and does improvisations with the audience. The show is recommended for all age groups. Said Shafman, "Adults will come to see the show and discover it on their own. Then they come back with their children and grandchildren." Perhaps Mummenschanz appeals to the child in each of us who still remembers when even the most ordinary object could take on extraordinary dimensions when a little imagination was applied. Mummenschanz will enjoy 16 performances through June 6 at the Tower. Nightclub Entertainment This Week In Montrose {Friday. May 21. through Thursday. May 27) ■ PIANO Stephanie Parker 9pm Friday and Saturday; Rick EHia 9pm Monday; and Lois Yvonne 9pm Tuesday through Thursday at Rascals, 2702 Kirby. 524-6272. Tom W HI lams 5pm Friday and 6:30pm Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday; BHI Hudson 8:30pm Friday and Saturday: Mickey Rankin 8:30pm Monday: Jim Cater 5pm Saturday and Sunday: and Teresa Mauney 5pm Monday-Thursday at Keyboard, 3012 Milam, 528- 6988 Sally Mayes and Billy Stritch 9pm Friday and Saturday. Llonshara 9pm Sunday and Monday; and Ruth Hastings 9pm Tuesday-Thursday at Baja's, 402 Lovett. 527-9866. Lee LaForgs and cabaret singers 8:30pm nightly (except Sunday) at Arno's, 4002 Montrose. 528-2993. Bubba & Bear 8:30pm Friday and Saturday; talent showcase 8:30pm Monday and Tuesday, and Teresa Mauney 8:30pm Wednesday and Thursday at Bacchus, 523 Lovett, 523-3396 ■ ORGAN Keoki Kona 5pm Friday and Saturday, 3pm Sunday and 5pm Wednesday and Thursday at the Hole, 109 Tuam, 52B-9066. ■ COUNTRY S COUNTRY/ROCK Band-to-be-announced Wednesday evening at E/J's. 1213 Richmond. 527-9071 Bob Williams and the Trail Riders 9pm Friday, Saturday and Thursday at Happy Trails, 715 Fairview, 521- 2792 Ab A the Rebel Outlaws 9:30pm Friday and Saturday and 8 30pm Thursday at the Exile. 1011 Bell, 659- 0453: and 8:30pm Sunday at Brazos River Bottom, 2400 Brazos, 528-9192. Flying Blind Band nightly (except Monday and Tuesday) at Miss Charlotte's, 911 Drew, 526-8840. Mustang Band 9:30pm Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday at Brazos River Bottom, 2400 Brazos, 528-9192 ■ GUITAR "L" 9pm Friday and Irish Folk 9pm Wednesday at the Parlour, 2402 Mandeli, 529-8069 Billie Duncan 5pm Friday; Lyra/Kal Graham * Und* Aum Rhyme 5pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: and Rawstyn Ruffln 5pm Wednesday at Kindred Spirits, 5245 Buffalo Speedway, 665-9756. ■ SHOW GROUPS Dixie Kings 4pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Happy Trails. 715 Fairview, 521-2792. Mala Harl 9pm Friday and Saturday at Lampost, 2417 Times Blvd.. 528-8921 John Day ft Co. Bpm Sunday at E/J's. 1213 Richmond. 527-9071 ■ JAZZ Robert Ceballos Group 9pm Sunday and with Jimmy Ford 9pm Friday. Saturday. Wednesday and Thursday at Las Bnsas. 614 W. Gray, 528-9959 Paul EngHsh Group 5pm daily (except weekends) at Arno's. 4002 Montrose. 528-2993. Kirk Whalum nightly (except Sunday) at Cody's, 3400 Montrose, 522-9747. Rumors 9:30pm nightly (except Sunday and Monday); and Mickey Mosley Band 930pm Sunday and Monday at Birdwatchers. 907 Westheimer, 527-0595. ■ IMPRESSIONISTS Tltfany Jones. Donna Day, Naomi Slma & Hot Chocolate Sunday evening at the Copa, 2631 Richmond. 528-2259. Little Bobby, Jerry Harper, T rae ay and guest Sunday evening at Exile, 1011 Bell, 659-0453. "Playgirl Follies" with Laura Lee Love. Lana Kane, Eydle Mae and guest 10:30pm Saturday at Pink Elephant, 1218 Leeland, 659-0040. ■ MISCELLANEOUS "Extravaganza 82" 11pm Sunday at Numbers 2,300 Westheimer, 526-6551. Talent shows Tuesday evening at the Copa, 2631 Richmond, 528-2259: Wednesday evening at Midnite Sun, 534 Westheimer, 526-7519; and Thursday evening at Twins, 535 Westheimer, 520-0244. ■ Duncan's Quick Notes It's Only Symphonic Music, But I Like It: Saturday night the Montrose Symphonic Band will be in concert at the Tower Theatre. The way advance tickets are going, it just might sell out. It should sell out. The MSB is one of the finest examples of what our community can do with just talent, direction and suppoet. The program is varied and includes classical pieces as well as marches, movie themes and standards. One particularly exciting selection is titled "Ramparts." Andy Mills beleives it typifies our community because it has passion, beauty, poignancy, granduer, moments of simplicity and a great deal of variety. By the way, if anyone should run across someone who is selling an alto and/or tenor sax on the street, with "Montrose Symphonic Band" boldly marked on the cases, call Andy Mills at Mary's. Someone had the bad grace to steal the two instruments from the back of his car. Houston/Off Broadway Rides Again: For the third year in a row Houston/Off Broadway is doing a Gay Pride Week show based on the theme ofthe year. This year, the group will be performing the show at various fundraisers around Montrose. Last year's show was cancelled at the rally, when the entire rally got mudded down. The year before, however, the group got a solid standing ovation from the approximately 8000 people at the Proud To Be rally. A Chocolate Season: Chocolate Bayou Theater, the theater with the confusing but colorful name, has announced a new season! Talk about variety. First, they will present Feydeau's A Flea in Her Ear. Then they plan to do Andrew Johns hysterical new comedy, Pigeons on the Walk, followed by John Steinbeck's contemporary classic. Of Mice and Men. Next they will present an Agatha Christie mystery, Murder in the Vicarage. The season will close out with Albert Innaurato's Gemini and a Houston premier as yet unnannounced. The TOPS plays are even more exciting. Of particular interest to Montrosians is that Ted Tiller's Count Dracula will lead off the season, with its final performance on Halloween. Other projects include Tom Topr's Nuts, Dario Fo's We Can't Pay? We Won't Pay, and William Mastrosimone's The Wool- gatherer. Attention Songwriters: If you ever wanted to write the title song for an original comedy melodrama, this is your chance. Montrose-based playwright Eddie Cope has a new creataion titled Don't Print That! that will open in midsummer at Theater Southwest, directed by Bonnie McFerren. McFerren needs to hear the song on a cassette tape by July 1. AH rights to the song will be retained by Tunsmith, as the song will be used only during the run ofthe show. Don't Print That is set in 1890 and McFerren pointed out,"It's America's first comedy melodrama about a newspaper." For more information, call 747-3816. 'Daughters of Heaven' soars By Billie Duncan ZnWhen a theatrical idea becomes important without becoming pompous and dares to take chances, sometimes the end result is very, very exciting. That is exactly what has happened at Stages with the production of a new work by Shelley Fitze titled Daughters of Heaven. It is a theatrical docu-drama about the early days of women in the air. The first act chronicles the first all- women's air race in 1929, known as "The Powderpuff Derby." The second act follows the women through 1937 and the dissappearance of Amelia Earhart. The play was written from a great deal of research and with a real senseof love for the subject. It has been directed with
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