The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, April 09, 1980, Page 5, Image 5

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CLASSICAL—Members of
the College Music Depar­
tment performed for lun­
ching students in the
Tuesday. Barbershop tunes
were sung by members of
the vocal ensemble class
and the brass ensemble,
which includes French
horn, trumpet,, trombone
and tuba, performed its
mainly classical style. Both
groups were directed by
Gary Nelson (far right).
Photo by Sally Pollack.
Cast, crew prepare for play
By Elena Vancil
vation of stroke victims.
Of The Print
The whole cast and crew “is
Emily Stilson is not a real ! integrally involved with the
person, she is the character in a I show,” said theater technician
she I Roby Robinson, and all are
represents the feelings, percep­ combining efforts to produce a
tions and emotions—the ordeal believable performance.
of being a stroke victim.
Several members of the
The tools to convey these
feelings will be actress Barbara Oregon
Bragg and members of the spoke to the cast recently, of-
College theater department,! fering insights to aid in this
who are working to produce goal.
It helped, according to
the spring play, a drama that
revolves around Stilson, the Robinson, because initially the
cast had “dealt on assum­
Oregon Premiere of “Wings.”
Playwright Arthur Kopit ptions,” concerning the feelings
created Stilson and “Wings” af­ of a stoke victim.
“We have a more solid basis
ter intensive study and obser-
An original children’s theater play, written by
a local fourth grade class, is the spring project
for the theater department’s improvisation
class. Entitled “Rodger and the Red Rubber
Ball,” the play’s songs, dances and dialogue
have been rewritten by the improvisation class
for their presentation April 28 in the Com­
munity Center Mall. Admission is free.
LeRoy Anderson and the Rhythm Section will
return to campus for the Spring term Big Band Ball.
This dinner/dance will take place in the Community
Center Mall April 12.
Dinner will be served at 8p.m. The menu is teriyaki
chicken, Swiss, steak, fried rice, oriental vegetables,
tossed green salad, roll and butter, fruit compote, and
choice of beverage.
Dancing will begin at 9 p.m. and continue until
Admission for the Big Band Ball is $9 per person for
the dinner and dance, and $4 per person for the dan­
ce only. For a group of 20 or more, dinner and dance
is $7 per person. For dinner reservations phone
656-2631, ext. 245. The Big Band BA11 is sponsored
by the Associated Student Government.
“The Mister Bill Show” will be broadcast over
the Student Information Network Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday it will be
shown at 9 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m., and on
Thursday and Friday at 8 a.m.* and 1 p.m. This
video program is sponsored by student ac­
Wednesday, April 9,1980
now. We know how they reaiiy
react to things around them,
their internal impressions and
integration of thoughts. We got
some good advice,” he said.
“One in four or one in six
people have been directly af­
fected by stroke. With such a
large percentage, this play will
really touch the audience per­
sonally,” said Bragg, who por­
trays Stilson.
Bragg said that this portrayal
will be “very difficult” if viewed
by recent stoke victims, “par­
ticularly because the woman
dies” in the end.
“It is a difficult part—so
complex,” she said.
Willis Mite is a stroke victim.
After his ordeal he started
stroke clubs in Oregon; The
purpose of these organizations,
according to Bragg is “to-play
cards, bingo and go swimming.
Cameraderie because they are
so damned isolated.”
Mite will also speak with the
“Wings” cast. He will relate his
experience to them for the
benefit of the show.
Bragg feels that this kind of
coaching is necessary because
“too many people have ex­
perienced it; they will know if
it’s not true.”
‘“Wings” is not a good show
for “kiddies” stresses Robinson,
“This is not to say that it is an
intellectual play, but an
psychologically taxing show,”
he said, “and I don’t think that
is a fair thing to put a child
The Oregon premiere of
“Wings” will be performed at
the College on May 15, 16,
and 17 at 8 p.m. and on May
23 at Oregon State University
for the Oregon Community
College Theater Festival.
By Mike Koller
Of The Print
Seger lost respect
guess you have to respect Bob Seger’s effort to
keep good old honest rock and roll alive. After all,
the guy’s had to pay his dues for the enormous
success he now.enjoys.
Seger spent nearly 10 years slumming through the bars
and clubs of the country with virtually zero recognition
except in his home area, the Midwest (especially Detroit),
until 1976 and his big-selling album, “Live Bullet,” sprung
him into the national spotlight.
If anyone deserved, success it
was Seger, but that’s been close
to four years ago and since then
Seger and his Silver Bullet Band
have released' two multi-million
selling records (“Night Moves”
and “Stranger in Town”). Both
albums sounded conspicuously
alike, but at least Seger never
went disco.
Now it’s 1980 and millionaire
Bobby has just released his
newest album, “Against the
and the single ‘Fire
Lake,” is rapidly storming up the
charts. Seger doesn’t have to
worry about the financial end of
the album, but the content leaves
me feeling bored and slightly an­
Seger and his band still sound
the same, which can be either bad
or good, depending on how much
of Bob’s voice you can stand at
one sitting. Personally, I’ve had
just about enough.
The “get down, don’t give a
damn about nuthin’ ” rock and roll
sound is still present on some par­
ts of “Against the Wind,” but as
far as the lyrics go, Seger has run
out of ideas.
“Fire Lake” is a Seger ballad
that sounds just plain lazy and
doesn’t make a lot of sense word­
wise, either. He has always in­
sisted on doing one or two whim-
py ballads which make the easy
listening crowd swoon, but leave
his rockers shaking their heads in
As always, Seger’s gravelly
voice is best suited for the gut­
bucket rockers like “Her Strut”
and “Horizontal Bop” on his new
album, but overall, all slow songs
like “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” and
“Against the Wind” will make his
old fans cringe.
If “Against the Wind” is any in­
dication, Seger needs to change
his game plan soon, or he’s going
to end up singing love ballads to
middle-aged women the rest of.his
displays art
Nature, artistically recreated,
will be the subject of the
College art gallery’s next show.
Artist Michele Ouelette will
display her wood block prin­
tings of “pine cones, twigs,
branchesitems from nature,”
at the new Art Center facility.
Ouelette, science depar­
tment Secretary, has a master’s
degree in sculpture although
she isn’t sure which medium
she prefers.
This art show will open April
21 at 11:00 a.m. It will con­
tinue until May first.
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