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About Cougar print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1976-1977 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 11, 1976)
By Denise Linck
Photo by Steve Wilkowske
Comical chaos was the setting for Shakespeare's 'Comedy of Errors', Wednesday, Nov. 3,
presented by the Antique Festival Theatre. Left to right are Luciana, Mary Olson;
Dromio, Robert Hayes; Adriana, Anya Springer; Antipholus, Craig Cutting.
------------- In review---------
'The Front’: almost worthwhile
By Larry Jackson
A good idea that just doesn't quite
make it. That, unfortunately, is about
the only way one can describe "The
Front" now playing at both the Bag
dad and Cinema 21 theatres.
The story line is set in the Mc
Carthy witch-hunt era of the fifties.
The movie stars Woody Allen in what
is supposed to be his first dramatic
role. Allen plays the part of Howard
Prince, a cashier in a New York tavern.
Allen's trouble begins one day when
a grade school friend, who has become
a successful television writer, asks Allen
to submit some T.V. scripts to the net
works under the name of Prince be
cause he has been blacklisted.
Allen gets 10% off the top for the
accepted scripts and starts moving up
in the financial world. In order to
support his more expensive life style,
he picks up three or four more writers
and becomes "Boy Wonder" as he
produces script after script for the
Herschel Bernardi plays Prince's pro
ducer on the show that Allen is sup
posedly writing for, but the real star
of the show is Zero Mostel, whom I
personally consider one of the most
versatile actors working in contempo
rary movies. He gives the only per
formance of any merit.
Allen tries to be serious in this
film, but I noticed that he still cranks
out the quips and double entendres
for which he has become famous.
An interesting point concerning this
production is that producer-director,
Martin Ritt, script writer, Walter Bern
stein, Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi
and Loyd Gough were all blacklisted
between 1950 and 1953.
Although the plot is a bit thin and
not one of the best features in a year
of very disappointing films, it is de
cidedly better than most of the junk
we're being offered on the screen at
home this fall.
The movie does give us a bit of a
look at a dark time in our history that
destroyed or scared some of the great
est talent that the entertainment in
dustry and the world will ever know.
If you have a free evening, go ahead
and check this one out, if only to see
Allen's one shining scene confronting
the Congressional Committee. It al
most makes the film worthwhile.
Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m., I
Community Center Mall was fill
with the mirth of the Antique Festil
Theatre as they presented Willi
Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors".
Written in 1593, and adapted fri
an old Roman play, "Comedy
Errors" left the audience in fits
laughter with the misadventures I
two sets of long lost twins that mJ
Antipholus of Syracuse (Craig 0.1
ting) and his servant Dromio (Robl
Hayes) come to the town of Ephel
searching for their twins.
The events that follow leave 1
inhabitants of Ephesus completely I
fuddled as the twins from SyracJ
are mistaken for Antipholus (To!
Lancaster) and Dromio (G.D. Pesl
allo) of Ephesus.
The comical chaos ends happl
with the reunion of Aegeon, father!
Antipholus twins (Kenneth Klein) al
Amelia, wife to Aegeon (Mary Mai
ala) and the reconciliation of the fa|
The rest of the cast were. The Dul
of Ephesus, Solinus, Phillip Bill!
Angello the goldsmith, John Elliot
Pinch the schoolmaster, Kenneth Kleiu
who also played Aegeon; Adriana, wl
of Antipholus of Ephesus, Anya Sprl
ger; Luciana, sister of Adriana, Ma|
Olson; and a Courtezan, Julie Russl
Merton of the Movies was perform!
the first time on Broadway exactly 541
ago November 13, 1922.
To celebrate, the local Clackamas C|
Repertory Theatre, which is presentil
play at the McLoughlin Hall Theatre■
CCC campus, will have a birthday cal
the audience Saturday, Nov. 13.
The George S. Kaufman play ol
Oct. 29 and will run Friday and Satil
through Nov. 20. Curtain time is 8:3(1
CCC holds dance s
"Orphan Annie" will provide the■
Saturday, Nov. 20, as the Associate!
dent Government of Clackamas Comnl
College sponsors a dance at the coll
Community Center Mall from 9 to mid!
Clackamas students will be admitted!
with ID cards and general admission!
FOR THE PRICE OF ONE j
YOU GET TWO
WITH THIS COUPON AT TH!
PLUSH BRUSH •
17840 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd.
prices effected No»!
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