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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 27, 1972)
Two by Two, a musical adaptation of the legend of Noah's
ark, opened the Lincoln Broadway League's season Monday in
its new home, Pershing Auditorium.
This year, the League's membership is down considerably
from last year, and may be in deep trouble next year. The
reason for the decrease isn't known, but the move from the
Stuart Theatre to Pershing Auditorium cannot be overlooked
as a cause.
Supposedly, the reason the league had to move was the
"ruin-vation" of the Stuart. It would no longer seat enough of
the League's members necessitating the move to a building
which could accomodate them, hence Pershing. And the stage
was blocked off.
Pershing just is not the old Stuart Theatre. Probably the
most obvious drawback with Pershing is that the League has
seated people in the side sections.
It's very difficult to remain comfortable and interested in a
production when one has a sore neck from looking sideways is
still only able to see part of the show.
Perhaps the Lincoln Broadway League would be smarter to
do away with the side sections for their next show. By moving
their curtain back, and adding ramped seating on the main
floor, they would be able to make up for the lost space.
Saltillo Review, J.C. Wilson, editor, is
available at the UNL English Department
office and some Lincoln bookstores.
The fall issue of Saltillo is ready for the
reading. You should pick up a copy for
First, 75 cents is pretty cheap for this
literary meal. Second, literary endeavors by
Nebraskans should be supported so they can
prosper and flourish. Third, it's got some
enjoyable moments, although it droops in a
Physically, it's nicely done. The cover art
work is by multi-talented Ted Kooser. It
feels good in your hands so you can enjoy it
with your eyes shut.
The main problem with this Saltillo is
that the editors have tried to pack too much
into it. They offer poetry, fiction, notes on
the Nebraska literary scene and book
reviews. Consequently no single area gets
The poetry is good. Don Welch's "Six
Squibs to Peter" is a delighful opener of
changing perceptions. Squib 5, for example:
"Peter, the air's clear, and there's a gaggle
of girls on the right hip of an old Ford.
They're wearing tightf itting yellow
fenders at the back of their knees. They
squeak when they pivot.
'The owner approaches. His eye's a
jagged key. His hands have gone
antiquing. Tfie girls scatter. They
disappear with their lips kissing each
other. I bet they're off to eat marigolds
under horse-powered trees."
Two poems by Nancy G. Westerfield,
"View of an Alley," and "London WCI: In a
M.M. Cook's story "Heavy, Heavy Hangs
Over Thy Head" is mechanically okay, but
almost too mechanical. It fails to keep the
tight edge needed for the emotional reaction
UNL English professor Mordecai Marcus
has three enjoyable poems included.
"You cannot take a
cup of coffee - .
to your office , -
without a cup ' f
to carry it in."
he writes in "A difficult balance." then:
"You do not
need to hold
in the cup
of your imagination."
One of the most interesting things in
Saltillo is a sort of newsletter of the
Nebraska literary scene. The editors of
Saltillo have decided to perform a valuable
service by mentioning as much of the
literary activity in the state as they have
To reiterate, there's simply too much
variety. Saltillo, although well worth the
purchase price, could probably be improved
either by increasing the number of pages or
limiting its scope somewhat. The former
alternative would, of course, be preferable.
Cirwm 1: "Slaughter" 1,2:40,
4 20, 6, 7:40, 9 20 pm.
Cirwma 2: "Butterfliei Are
Free" 1, 3 05, 5:10. 7:15, 9:20
CooperLincoln: "A Separite
Peace" 8, 10 p m,
Embatty: "Sex and the Office
Girl" 11 a.m., 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5,
6 30, 3,9:30, 11 p.m.
Stuart: "Slaughter Houje Five"
1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 p.m.
State: "Super Fly" 1:15, 3:10,
5:05, 7,8:55 p.m.
Varaity: "Boot Hill" 1, 2:41,
4:22, 6:03,7:44, 9:25 p.m.
Union "Williard" 7, 10 p.m.
What does that mean? It means that you can buy 4
sanchos for a dollar on Tuesdays. What's a sancho? It's
fresh ground beef, lettuce, onions, cheese and mild sauce
- all rolled up in a soft flour tortilla. And 4 sanchos are
a good-sized meal. We guarantee that. How much are
sanchos usually? Usually, they're 45 cents each. And
that's a pretty fair price in itself. So, on Tuesdays,
you're saving 80 cents on a purchase of four. If you
haven't tried a sancho, what better way to be
Although this would put some people pretty far from the
stage, even using opera glasses would be better than sitting in
the side sections
But back to Two by Two. All things considered, it was one
of the better shows the Lincoln Croadway League has brought
to town. Certainly enjoyable.
Comedian Shelley Berman stole the show as the frustrated
Noah who constantly puts up with problems, varying from
convincing his rebellious son to get on the ark to wondering
why another son is saving two tons of manure.
The comic lines in the musical are superb. And although
Berman's singing left something to be desired, his comic
timing and abilities more than made up for it.
Looking at the rest of the cast, Taina Elg as Esther (Noah's
wife), Mary Jo Gillis as Leah (Noah's oldest son's wife), and
Leslie Miller as Rachel (Noah's second son's wife) gave the best
performances. However, the acting didn't require much from
Elq. Miller and Marcia King as Goldie (a girl from the
"Golden Ram") did good jobs with their songs. Vocally, the
cast was one of the best the League has brought in.
And it is obvious that either most of the cast couldn't
dance or choreographer Rick Atwell had done a very poor job.
The rough-hewn set was one of the best that a touring
company has brought with them.
This is the final weekend for Howell Theater's production
of Front Page. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights.
Try and catch it.
The Union Weekend Film is Willard with the Buck Rogers
serial again. And for all you "things that go bump in the
night" out there, the Weekend Films has a Halloween Special
for you. Tuesday night finds four good ole scaries on tap: The
House of Wax, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Blob and
And opening Thursday at 8 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall will
be the UNL Music Department's production of Don Giovanni.
The opera will also run Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sun
day at 3 p.m.
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