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Cast at ‘odds’ with space
■ KOOR Entertainment
loses its performance area
at the Green Room.
By Liza Holtmeier
The cast of “Oddience
Participation” thought it had the per
Not only was the play running
smoothly, the actors were having a
great time working with each other.
With a week until opening night, the
cast felt confident and excited.
Then, they lost their performance
Within 24 hours, the cast was
without a theater in which to perform
The associates of KOOR
Participation’s” production company,
learned of the change Oct. 15 at about
Suzanne Schreiber, an associate
of KOOR Entertainment, said the
owner of the building and the Green
Room - the place where “Oddience
Participation” was to be performed -
decided to use the space for other pur
This decision forced KOOR
Entertainment to find a new perfor
mance space, not only for “Oddience
Participation,” but for the rest of the
Schreiber spent Thursday
scrounging for a place to stage the
Luckily, the Futz Theatre, 124 S.
Ninth, had just canceled its produc
tion of “Quills.” Paul Pearson, owner
of the Futz, offered to lend the space
to the cast of “Oddience
“We had to revamp the set,”
Schreiber explained. “We didn’t have
room for the arches, but we’ve tried to
maintain the posh essence of the set.”
The cast of “Oddience
Participation” has spent the last week
adjusting to the different perfor
mance setting. The stage at the Green
Room, while close to the audience,
was raised a few feet above the floor.
At the Futz, the actors are only feet
away from the audience, who sit on
three sides of the performance area.
“It’s much more intimate,”
Schreiber said. “The actors and the
audience are really one and the same
in this space.”
“We’ve really had to adjust to the
new stage,” added Kristine Kaputska,
who plays Sally Tidy. “The people are
right there - practically in your lap.”
Vicki Clark, who plays Gladys
Cooper, has been less affected by the
change of venue. She has performed
at the Futz for years and also would
rather concentrate on her acting than
the situation surrounding the change.
“My thoughts are: I don’t know. I
don’t care. I’m just acting,” Clark
“Oddience Participation” takes
place at the home of billionaire
Edward Exuberant. When Exuberant
disappears, the mansion’s inhabitants
believe he is murdered. A “whodunit”
game ensues as his identical twin
daughters - who look nothing alike -
and his secretive maid, Sally Tidy,
begin to make accusations. The plot
thickens as Hazel Despicable sets her
mind to take over Exuberant’s for
Audiences of the show have the
chance to boo and cheer the charac
ters as they see fit.
As for the rest of the season,
Schreiber said the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln Department of
Theatre Arts & Dance has offered
KOOR use of the Howell Theater for
its next production, the musical
“We’ve also had offers from the
Lied Center and Nebraska
Wesleyan,” Schreiber said. “All the
theater people in Lincoln have been
Schreiber said KOOR would still
need to find a permanent home.
“You build up an audience follow
ing,” she said, “They know who you
are, where you are and what kind of
shows you do,” Schreiber explained.
“It’s a real disadvantage to be without
a permanent performance space.”
“Oddience Participation” runs
today through Saturday and Oct. 30
and 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Futz
Theater in the Mission Arts Building,
124 S. Ninth St. Tickets are $10 for
general admission and $8 with a stu
dent ID. Call (402) 435-6307 for
Music adapts to mainstream
MUSIC from page 12
Sounds - Native Voices” showcased
the diversity of American Indian
music styles and the adaptation of
American Indian artists into the con
temporary music scene.
Allowing these artists to main
tain their tribal identity has been
long overdue in music, Jones said.
“I think the program will bridge
the gap between modern and tradi
tional music,” he said. “It’s up to role
models for our musicians to take it a
step further and branch out.”,
Gregg said that just as artists
now have the opportunity to realisti
cally express themselves, “Native
Sounds - Native Voices” listeners
now are able to accurately under
stand the artists’ cultures.
“People don’t have a full under
standing of Native American
music,” Gregg said. “The more the
music is on, the more it brings out a
better understanding with a more
accurate picture of music not painted
by Hollywood producers.”
Although Gregg says he knows it
will take time for “Native Sounds -
Native Voices” to become known, he
is confident that the demand for
American Indian musicians will,
“With artists like this coming
out, how can you stop it?” he asks.
“Native American artists are living
the same lives as other cultures in
mainstream America. It’s only natur
al their music will come out too.”
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