The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 13, 1994, Page 6, Image 6

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    Arts ©Entertainment
Tuesday, September 13, 1994 Page 6
new shops
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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.”
Winfrey ains 25K
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
Streep hopes for
female audience
Streep hopes her new movie
“The River Wild” will appeal to
“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.