The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 13, 1994, Page 6, Image 6
Arts ©Entertainment Tuesday, September 13, 1994 Page 6 Gateway’s new shops appreciate business By Elizabeth Gamboa_ Staff Reporter This summer, several new stores opened at Gateway Mall, making the shopping center more appealing to students. The new stores have received posi tive response from students, mainly because of their conve nient location. “I think the mall is a lot better now that all the new stores are open,” University of Ncbraska Lincoin freshman Bridget Barry said. The Limited Inc. opened sev eral stores in the mall due to the success of The Limited: Victoria’s Secret, Structure, Express Internationale and Bath and Body Works. All four opened within the past two months. These stores were for merly available in the Omaha area. UNL students account for many of the clientele at the lin gerie store Victoria’s Secret, popularizing the cotton items of clothing. Since its opening, the Gateway store has reached No. 1 for sales in the region. Structure, a men’s clothing store, has become a popular lo cation for fraternity members to buy blazers for Monday night dinners. Although the store is geared toward middle-aged men, many college students are at tracted to the clothing, which ranges from flannel and ther mal to tics and dress pants. Structure employee Jeremy McCartney said, “A lot of male college students do come and buy things here. Alotofgirlsdo, too.” Bath and Body Works has been swamped since opening. The store sells scented beauty products, aromatherapy items and bath accessories. Express Internationale sells women’s clothing ranging from nylons and earrings to jeans and dress es. Camclol, a music store, opened its first Lincoln location at Gateway on July 23. Camclol carries laser discs, videos, CDs and tapes spanning all types of music. Other new stores include Merry-Go-Round and Gadzooks, two clothing stores for young men and women. John Otto, a UNL junior pscyhology major shopping at the mall, said of the new addi tions, “It’s nice to have more men’s clothes available near by.” Hclzburg Diamonds opened at the end of August and has already become very busy. Man ager Michelle Lewis said the store had served many UNL stu dents during its first week alone. More stores will be opening soon at Gateway Mall, includ ingGlamourShots, Roger’s Jew elers, Sunglass Hut and Gloria Jean’s Coffee. ‘Some pig’ weaves way into theater Quik Facts Show: “Charlotte’s Web” At: The Lincoln Community Playhouse Children’s Theatre, 2500 S. 56th St. Times: 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Sept. 15-18 and Sept. 23-25. Tickets: Adults $10, Youth $7. Available at Playhouse Box Office. By Joel Strauch Senior Reporter “SOME PIG” reads the amazing advertisement that is woven into “Charlotte’s Web,” the 1994-95opcn ing production of the Lincoln Com munity Playhouse Children’s The atre. It is a retelling of E.B. White’s original classic about the adventures of every kid’s favorite pig, Wilbur, who is saved from slaughter by an industrious, not to mention linguis tic, spider named Charlotte. Lenette Schwinn, the play’s pro ducer, said, “This script iscxception al. It uses a lot of the author’s own words.” Deb Martin, the director of the play, said, “A lot of times when someone adapts a story, they make a lot of changes. That’s what is won derful about Joseph Robinette’s (the playwright’s) play. People feel that they arc back in the story.” Wilbur (played by Mike Duling) is the runt of the litter and is saved from destruction by Fern Arable (played by Emily Rieur). Wilbur, under Fern’s care, grows up to be a happy but portly pig that befriends a bam spider named Charlotte (played Emily Rieur, who plays Fern, and Mike Darling, who plays Wilber the pig, perform in a dress rehersal for the play “Charlotte’s Web.” by Arlene Mendoza). When Charlotte learns that her friend is targeted for a transforma tion into bacon and ham, she weaves bragging remarks about W ilbur into her web. “The story is wonderful. It sells itself,” Schwinn said. “The perform ers did an excellent job. It made a great combination.” The play opened last weekend at the playhouse children’s theatre to very receptive audiences. “It was great. Wc had big crowds and a lot of happy families,” Schwinn said. “It went very, very well,” Martin said. “Wc had a lot of sellout perfor mances and really good response from all ages of audience members.” 1 n fact, the play went well enough that it has been extended for another weekend. In addition to the shows that will be performed this Thursday through Sunday, there will be a 7:00 p.m. show on Friday, Sept. 24 and a 2:00 p.m. show on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26. The perfor mance this Saturday will be inter preted for the hearing-impaired. “The performers were excited to hear that there was going to be an extra week," Martin said. “But some of them have to glue noses and other make-up items on and were wonder ing how their faces would hold up." Tickets are $ 10 for adulLs and S7 for youth and are available at the Playhouse Box Office. Seed to play for free at Hurricane By Joel Strauch _ Senior Reporter The Austin, Texas-based band Seed is being planted at Lincoln’s Hurricane tonight. Performing the first show of their three-week tour, the alternative-pop band will be joined by two other southern bands, Dah-vced and Wakeland. I k vTv ; Seed has opened for such national bands as Stone Temple Pilots and Blind Melon. Seed is definitely sprouting. Paula Hogan, the band’s publi cist, said “They’ re a blossom ing new band.” The young band members (none of them arc older than 22) recorded their album “Ling” last year and it (^ r Courtesy of Giant Records The members of Seed are, from left: Kyle Schneider, Chadwick Sails, Gabriel Ordonez and Dean Truitt. debuted in June of this year. “Response to their music has been great. The radio has been pumping them out and MTV is giving them support,” Hogan said. The band recently did a live per formance and an interview for MTV’s “120 minutes.” “They’ve been placed on a video rotation on MTV and will be appear ing on Conan O’Brien’s show on September 22,” she said. The band has been playing in their hometown area to gear up for this tour, Hogan said. “They also played at a 17-band concert in Cleveland,” she said. “They jammed on stage with Candlebox.” Troy “Bubba” Way, formerly the sound man of the Hurricane and now the new manager, is stoked to have the band play in Lincoln. “They are great. We got thcirCD about 2 weeks ago and it hasn’t left the CD player yet," he said. “It’s a good, good, good, good album.” As well as radio play on the east coast, the band has received a lot of local play. The 19-and-ovcf show will be well within the price range of most UNL students: free. “The cover is two dollars and UNL students get in free with their student I.D.,” Way said. “It’s a low dough show.” People Winfrey ains 25K MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Oprah Winfrey got cheers for finishing a 15.5-mile run in hot, humid weather in a respectable 2 1/2 hours. The 40-ycar-old talk-show host limped slightly as she walked off the effects of Sun day’s City of Lakes 25K. “This took a toll. Even though I am getting into this running th ing, the conditions today were difficult,” Winfrey said. Humid ity was high, and temperatures were in the 70s. Winfrey said she planned to attempt her first marathon this fall. Streep hopes for female audience NEW YORK (AP)—Meryl Streep hopes her new movie “The River Wild” will appeal to girls. “I made a movie that my girls would be excited to see,” the mother of four said in the Octo ber issue ofGlamour magazine. “They could put themselves in the hero’s role and project without it being a burly man, without having to make the leap that girls arc used to making.” Streep plays a whitewater enthusiast who is kidnapped while on a family river trip.