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your head. Then, the audience does
n’t enjoy it.”
Schicker said the violent acts
have been especially intense fbr the
cast because they are centered on
“We’re all fairly close to the
issue,” Schicker said. “I think we’ve
been forced to ask ourselves what
responsibility we take in our com
munity for the people around us -
whether or not we’re willing to get
involved in these people’s lives to
prevent such acts of violence.”
Schicker added that dealing with
the play’s violence every night in
rehearsal can desensitize the actors.
“The challenge is trying to make
the acts of violence real to us so that
our characters’ stakes are high
enough and are at the actual level of
people in these situations,” Schicker
In addition to the play’s violence,
the actors have been challenged by
its dreamlike structure.
“(The play) doesn’t move from
point A to point B,” Shields
explained. “It has a disjointed
through line. It’s linear and it’s
Rothmayer says this structure
can be beneficial and challenging.
“As a dream it’s both very free
ing - because of the variety of things
you’re able to do - and yet at the
same time it’s very limiting because
you still have to tell a story,” he said.
Rothmayer said he wants the
play to encourage discussion and
provoke the audience.
“I hope the audience feels, to a
certain degree, a sense of moral out
rage,” he said. “They should be
angered by what they see. Some of
the things that happen are pretty out
rageous, and yet they happen every
“Minor Demons” runs today and
Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7
pjn. and 10 p.m. at the Howell Stage
in the Temple Building. Tickets are
$3 at the door.
STEVEN SHIELDS (sitting) and Jason Elders perform a scene from “Minor
Demons,” a Druce Graham play.
turns it up
From Staff Reports
Former Breeders’ guitarist Kelley
Deal, now part of The Kelley Deal
6000, brings her stylized rock to
Knickerbockers Bar & Grill, 901 O
Deal formed the band after a
highly publicized heroin-possession
arrest. The band released its first
album, “Welcome to the Sugar Altar”
on Nice Records, Deal’s own label.
TKD6000 is on tour to support its
latest album, “Boom! Boom!
Boom!,” which was released in
August. The band is wrapping up a
two-month U.S. tour, readying itself
to hit Europe in November.
The 15 songs on “Boom! Boom!
Boom!” represent an edgier, more
diverse side than the band exhibited
on “Sugar Altar.”
Pablo’s Triangle is set to open the
10 p.m. show. Tickets are $5.
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Benefit concert hopes
to relieve bum victims
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opening spot for Ani DiFranco
Friday night, a live album in the
works and a three-week tour
beginning next month.
Also appearing at the benefit
will be Omaha’s National B and
Lincoln’s Baby Jason & The
All proceeds from the show go
to the St. Elizabeth bum center to
help research artificial skin, said
Andy Goranson, Phi Gamma Delta
“The burn center in its almost
quarter-century has treated over
20,000 patients, including chil
dren, in its unit,” Goranson said.
“(The show) works on two levels:
All proceeds benefit charity and at
the same time, we’re also support
ing local music. It’s a win-win sit
uation as long as people come to
After three months of plan
ning, all are primed to let music
heal, Goranson said.
It should be a
Phi Gamma Delta chairman
“Everyone’s been really excit
ed about this,” he said. “It should
be a really positive event. And I
hope other people will agree with
BW-3, Pepsi, Homers and
Budweiser also are sponsoring the
Doors for the all-ages show,
held at the State Fairgrounds
Grandstand Building, open at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are $4 at the
Nebraska Union information
booth and $5 at the door. A cash
bar is available for those over ,2}
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