The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 13, 1997, Page 13, Image 13

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    LASER from page 12
“It’s all part of the experience.”
Next, the mission group (maxi
mum size: 30) is called into the brief
ing room, Lamb said. Group members
find out what the mission parameters
are and how their equipment works.
The equipment consists of a vest
with sensors on the front, back and
shoulders and a laser with sensors on
the front and each side.
After suiting up, the participants
go over the code of honor, which con
sists of guidelines to follow in the
arena, Lamb said.
“It’s things like ‘no running,’ ‘no
foul language,”’ Chriszt said, “and a
promise to play smart, play hard and
play to survive.”
After that, the air-lock door slowly
lifts open, and the 30-second count
down to the 15-minute mission begins.
The arena is 8,000 square feet,
multileveled, and features black light
ing and a fog machine, Lamb said.
The last phase is finding out your
final score for the mission.
“Each participant gets a scorecard
listing who they tagged and where,”
Chriszt said, “along with who tagged
them and where.”
The code of honor is made for
everyone’s safety, but safety goes be
yond just a set of rules at Laser Quest,
Lamb said.
“The vests are padded,” Lamb said.
“The fronts of the lasers are covered
with rubber gaskets in case of an ac
cidental bump.”
“We also have two marshals roam
ing the arena at all times, to ensure
safety throughout the mission.”
While waiting for a mission to
start, Laser Quest also offers video
games, air hockey, Twister and disco
Laser Quest already has experi
enced a real military mission, Lamb
“We had the Marines in over the
weekend,” Lamb said, “about 40 play
ers, and they ran at least three mis
sions each.”
Although the doors don’t officially
open until Friday, Lamb said, missions
have been hectic withfree sneak pre
“We’re averaging about 500 people
through a night,” Lamb said. “It has
been absolutely fantastic.”
Jen “Maverick” Soucie, a 17-year
old Pius X High School senior, took
third place in her mission with a score
of 624, and told her secret to getting a
high score.
“Just get up into one of the three
towers,” Soucie said, “and just plow
‘em down like a sniper.”
Fourteen-year-old Michael
“Thunderball” Seim took first place
in his mission, but his advice was a
bit more basics
“Just don’t get hit,” Seim said.
‘A Tale of Love’ needs
a little amore meaning
LOVE from page 12
In contrast to Juliet’s idealized
discussions of love, is a stereotypi
cal traditionally Vietnamese aunt,
who doesn’t believe in romance
and encourages Kieu to get mar
ried before she is too old.
Accompanied by an unusually
grating and painful soundtrack, we
instead see a world of selfishness,
shallow philosophies and sexual
voyeurism. The word “love” is
thrown around with great rapidity
and even greater melodrama, but
always as a concept—never illus
“A Tale of Love” is no such
thing, but rather a shallow display
of an elementary infatuation. While
the poem that the film is based on
discusses the struggles of a young
woman martyr who sacrifices her
purity for her family — this exists
nowhere on the screen.
While Minh-ha may be among
the most innovative directors of
style and technique, the content and
direction of this film is misguided '
and difficult. The nonlinear action
is nondescript and some sequences
seem out of place and inconsequen
The greater story here is that of .
a woman’s struggles for love in a'
suffocating and difficult world,
where her only recourse is that of
prostitution and self-sacrifice. In
stead “A Thle of Love” relays only
the story of a self-righteous roman
tic rhetoric and gratuitous sexual
“A Tale of Love” opens tonight
at the Mary Riepma Ross Film
Theater and runs through Saturday.
Show times are at 7 and 9 p.m.
today and Friday, and at 1,3,7 and
9 p.m. Saturday.
seals characters
in Lorca’s play
From Staff Reports
The UNL Department of Theatre
Arts and Dance will present Federico
Garcia Lorca’s “The House of
Bemarda Alba” this weekend in the
Studio Theatre of the Temple Build
The play revolves around the re
cently widowed Bemarda and her five
daughters. Bemarda, pressured by the
traditions and values of the surround
ing communtiy, imposes an eight-year
period of mourning upon her family.
Imprisoned within die walls of its own
home, the family must deal with re
pression, jealousy and hypocrisy.
1 The show previews tonight at 8
and runs through Saturday and from
March 18 through March 22. Tickets
are $6 for students, $9 for faculty, staff
and senior citizens, and $10 for all
others. Ticket reservations can be
made by calling the box office at 472
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