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MONTREAL 
COMPOSER 
OP DAVID 



by Thomas White • see page 3 



TALKING TO FEMINIST 
WRITER CAROLINE 
HEILBRUN 



by Judith Weissmann * see page 5 




A TENNESSEE 
SUMMER AT THE 
PLAYER'S THEATRE 



by Joanne Barrington • see page 8 



MSGILL DMIX CULTURe 



VOLUME 83 • NUMBER 42 



Luz and his bunch of bootlickers since 1911 




THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1993 



Struggling for 
their lives 

Ever watched anyone being shot 
before? Maybe you should 



BY HASAN KARRAR 

Picture a student in East Timor. 
He's about our age. But he's 
kind of different. Hehaswatched 
his family being killed in front of 
him. 

"I'm prepared to pay any 
price. I'll pay with my life, but I'll 
continue to resist," he said in a 
perfectly calm tone as he ex- 
plained his struggle against the 
Indonesian military. 

From the beginning of In Cold 
Blood, the first in a series of films 
on worldwide human rights 
abuses, the thing that struck me 
was how diverse and difficult 
this world is. Sometimes it's even 
difficult to just live. 

Tools for peace, a Concordia 
based student group, has or- 
ganized the Images of Resistance 
film series, which began at 
Concordia University last Thurs- 
day. Thefirstscreening consisted 
ofthreedocumentaries— InCold 
Blood, a documentary on the 
1992 massacre in Deli, East 
Timor; Allpamanda, on the strug- 
gle of Equador's indigenous peo- 
ple and Struggling For Our Lives, 
on Guatemalans building a new 
way of life in spite of the coun- 
try's barbaric military régime. 

In Cold Blood was made by a 
British film crew who happened 
to be present just as the army 
opened up fire on civilians in 
1992. 

During a peaceful demonstra- 
tion, the Indonesian army came 
along and started shooting down 
people. Over a hundred people 
were simply mowed down be- 
cause they happened to be there 
when the military was in one of 
its (usual) party moods. 

"They had to be blasted. De- 
linquents like these agitators 
have to be shot. And we will 
shoot them," explained an army 
officer. 

Itremainsupto the individual 
to decide whether demonstrat- 
ing for freedom is agitation, es- 
pecially since more than 200, 
000 people have been shot in 



East Timor in the past 1 5 years. 

According to one East 
Timorese, the US doesn't inter- 
vene because they're making 
money selling arms to the Indo- 
nesian military. ThisyearCanada 
has signed a one billion dollar 
trade agreement with Indone- 
sia. And the UN doesn't inter- 
vene because "Indonesia won't 
allow them into East Timor" — 
which is really amazing, since 
that never stopped UN inspec- 
tors from walking into Iraq with 
theirsatchelsand theirsolarhats, 
so reminiscent of the cultural 
genocide of the good old colo- 
nial days. 

Allpamanda — Environ- 
ment on the agenda 

In 1 990 the Amazonion peo- 
ple marched into the Ecuado- 
rian capital to lay claims to their 
ancestoral lands, demanding 
that the government recognize 
Ecuador as a multi-cultural and 
multi-national state and imple- 
ment constitutional reform. The 
documentary contained 
speeches made by the delegates 
to the government. 

"All we need, we have in this 
beautiful Amazon," one of them 
remarked. 

Yet some things never 
change, and in the cities Indians 
are still regarded as free loaders. 
It is the same sentiment that 
allowed the Equadorian govern- 
ment to allow multi-national 
corporations set up the logging 
industry in the area. 

"Mr. President, you only know 
us when you need our votes to 
become president. Oil compa- 
nies come here, look what 
they've done. These bastards, 
these murderers. We wanted to 
keep it clean," screamed an an- 
gry female delegate. 

The Indians weren't against 
progress, another delegate ar- 
gued. 

"We want this ground to live 

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T HURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1993 THE MCGILL DAILY - CULTURÇ j 

What's that sound? Cyberdeliarock 




trip in music". He started mu- 
sic at an early age, and played 
in several different bands, his 
history differing little from that 
of most performers. 

The Pop David concept was 
developed in 1 980 and he has 
been working on it since, col- 
lecting an impressive cata- 
logue of music to his name, 
with about twelve tapes and 
overa hundred and fiftysongs. 

Zero Square , the first album 
Pop David released, appeared 
in 1 990. Earlier material wasn't 
released because he felt the 
recordings lacked quality, but 
things have been getting bet- 
terand better soundwise since. 

Of the latest album, Pop 
David is most proud. Standin 
in the way of Progress is an 
eclectic mix of styles, incorpo- 
rating elements of African- 
American beats and heavy 
metal type sounds into a whole 
that can only be described as 



concept and the architecture 
of the music. I don't have much 
peace as a Black composer do- 
ing that variety stuff. I don't 
want to say that, I'm the only 
one on the planet doing this 
kind of stuff, but it is a reality 
that if you're Black the view is 
that you must do rap or funk 
or blues. Yes, I do that too, but 
I also go from death metal to 
classical, any known music. 
You have everything, there are 
a lot of sides to the music." 

"We're at the end of the 
twentieth century. From the 
forties and beyond, Elvis and 
the fifties, the 60's, 70's and 
80's etc. We are at the time 
when all that wealth of music, 
everything, needs to be 
reinvented and built from the 
ashes of the past," he added. 

The recording season is over 
for Pop David and he has plans 
to do a few gigs around 
Montréal with a band called 



A taste of resistance 




...continued from front page woman remarked . 

on. We do not want it on the Afterwatchingthedocumen- 



BY THOMAS WHITE 

Somewhere in a small stu- 
dio in Montréal, filled with a 
variety of musical instruments 
and covered with posters of 
the likes of Miles Davis, Sunra 
and Frank Zappa, Pop David is 
churning out music for the 
nineties, composing and play- 
ing it all himself in a one-man 
crusade. 

"This is the time in the nine- 
ties when there is tremendous 
change going in the world, a 
new economy, a new world 
order. Musicians have to catch 
up to that. This is the time, as 
a musician, to reflect," said 
Pop David. 

Pop David is originally from 
Brooklyn, but since he's been 
in Montréal it's been "one long 



'different'. As Pop David 
writes, "Life is too short for 
ordinary music". 

The lyrics provide a satirical 
look at real life everyday things 
we deal. What is more remark- 
able is how Pop David uses the 
human voice as a musical in- 
strument, taking it beyond its 
speech function. This structur- 
ing of music betrays his nature 
as something more than just a 
songwriter. 

Pop David has been referred 
to by some as the "Black 
Zappa". This comparison 
stems from the multiplicity of 
styles inherent in Pop David's 
music, and in his approach. 

"I feel lonely because there 
aren't many people doing 
what I'm doing in terms of the 



the Pop David Bang. In the 
past he has had trouble as- 
sembling musicians versatile 
enough to play his material, 
and consequently never played 
more than two or three times 
a year. But now he is deter- 
mined to get out there and 
make an impression. 

"I've been in the laboratory 
for eleven years. It's time for 
Pop David to go out of the 
closet. I've had my wake up 
call and everything is falling 
into place." 

Catch this Montréal phe- 
nomenon live sometime soon. 
You can pick up the latest tape, 
Standin in the Way of Progress 
at Cheap Thrills, Dutchy's, 
L'Échange, L'Oblique and 
L'Indigo. 




pretext of economic develop- taries one thing becomes obvi- 
aient," he said. "It hurts us to ous— Kant was wrong when he 
see how our health is disappear- said that there's a universal sense 
ing." of justice and a knowledge of 

right from wrong in all people. 
What it's like to be hungry There's something about this 
The Guatemalan régime is mildly stimulating pseudo-intel- 
bent on the extermination of lectual university life that disori- 
indigenous people, and thou- ents ourselves from the real 
sands have had to leave their world.lrememberthisonescene 
homes to escape military repres- very vividly of Guatemalan cou- 
sion. pies dancing to a drum beat and 

In the film Struggling For Our a two string broken guitaramidst 
Lives, one woman remarked, a desolated village. Clearly 
"We want the soldiers to leave they've got something we're 
and stop shelling, shooting and missing, 
bombing us." Tools For Peace will be having 

"The army calls us guerillas its next viewing on November 
but we're only farmers. They 24 thof November at 7:30 pm 
captured men, women and chil- atl 455 de Maisonneuve, room 
dren and hung them all," she 651.Corracorriente(Againstthe 
continued. Current), Dirty Business and Post- 

The Guatemalans are deter- cardsfrom Mexico, all documen- 
mined not to succumb to pres- taries about the human rights 
sure. "No one else, no matter situation in Mexico, will be 
how powerful, has the right to screened, 
take life away from us," another 




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M£GILL DAILY CUITUM 



COMMENT 



Educating the oppressor 

In my whole life I’ve been called “nigger” twice. The first time I was 
fourteen and a white man in Barbados called me a nigger bitch because 
I refused to get in a line of some 30 people to buy something for him. I 
stood there, shoutingrightbackat him, until hestartedtoget violent and 
someone kicked him out of the place. 

The second time was just this last Sunday, walking up St. Denis. I 
didn’t even see it coming. The first thing I had learned when I came here 
was to “watch out for the leather-jacketed white men in tall black boots. 
And if they have bald heads, cross the street.” 

So I wasn’t particularly concerned about the grandmotherly little 
woman who had quietly walked up beside me with the specific purpose 
of calling me nigger. 

“I don’t want your fucking nigger money (I had coins in my hand]! 
I’m a fucking German and I don’t need your fucking nigger money!" 

I’m older than fourteen now. I was definitely big enough, and mad 
enough, to stop and tell that little old Nazi where she could stick her 
German ancestry (Bist du deutsche? Dann kehre dich zilruck nach 
Deutschland, ScheiBkopfi) 

But I just kept walking. Not because 1 was scared of that pathetic old 
woman, but because I knew, if anyone saw me, a black woman, shouting 
at a cute little grandmother in the street, no one would ask questions. 
The police certainly wouldn’t. Black people get arrested —and killed — 
for less in this city every year. 

I justified it by telling myself that there were bigger battles to fight, 
and there was no use wasting energy on one fool. Honestly, I don’t 
believe that there was anything I could have told her, right there on the 
street, that would have made her less of a bigot. 

But, suppose I had taken just a few minutes and stopped to scare the 
hell out of that old woman. Perhaps she’d thinktwice next time, maybe 
it would one day have meant that one less black child would have to hear 
her call them a nigger. 

But this is Montréal, and, more than likely, the situation would not 
have unfolded in my favour. At best, I’d have been chased down the 
street by someone who interpreted the situation as a poor defenseless 
old lady getting robbed by another evil minority. 

So, I don’t think every person of colour who has simply turned their 
backs and walked away from racial insults is a coward. It is not our duty 
to educate every ignorant jackass who attacks us on the street about how 
they are oppressing us. We have problems in our own communities, and 
our own empowerment to see to. 

If bigots haven’t learned better by now that’s their problem. I was not 
that old woman’s mother. She knew exactly what she was doing, and she 
just didn’t care. If, one day, she says that same crap to a very large, very 
angry person of colour, and she gets her head knocked in, well, that’s one 
less Nazi in the world. 

Few would dare ask a woman, after she’s been accosted by a man in 
the street, to go back and explain to that man, calmly and sweetly, how 
his misogyny made her feel. If she was brave enough, fine, but who 
would be so presumptuous as to tell her it was her duty? 

So sometimes, when I see a skinhead, or even hear an intentionally 
racist statement, I keep going. Not always, but sometimes. People of 
colour do have more important things to do than teach white people 
how to behave. 



• FORUM PACE • 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1993 



Melanie Newton 



LETTERS 



Fact check 

To the Daily. 

Despite the fact that there was no 
point to Dan Kofflcr’s letter ofNovcm- 
ber 8lli, other than an excuse to rant 
and rave like a hysterical fanatic, his 
facts were once again wrong. 

It is nice to sec that Mr. Koffler paid 
suchdoscattcntion to our Culturcpub- 
lication. Mind you, he could not point 
out why there were only 20 states and 
not 21. Let me aid this individual by 
telling the public that the missing stale 




HYDE PARK 



Dateline for democracy, open debate 

An opinion by Hillel C. Neuer 



was Bahrain. Unfortunately, an error 
on the part of the copy centre was dis- 
covered after last year’scultural exhibi- 
tion for which the passport was in- 
tended. 

The information in this publication 
was based on the 1990WorldAlmanac. 
Therefore, there was no mention of the 
Islamic FIS Party in Algeria (page 152). 

This also applies to all Mr. Koffler’s 
political rambling. Algeria was men- 
tioned as an international arbitrator 
between Iran and die US because that 



As outgoing editor of Dateline: 
Middle East magazine, I must con- 
fess that it is hardly my practice to 
respond to criticism of any of our 
featured articles, anymorethan one 
would expect to see McGill Daily 
editor Dave Ley defend this Hyde 
Park of mine. (Our student maga- 
zine - now more than six years old, 
and the only one of its kind - pub- 
lishes a variety of opinions con- 
cerning the Middle East, and takes 
no particular political stand other 
than the support of democracy in 
that region.) 

However, Nishi Aubin’s some- 
what convoluted Hyde Park titled 
"Dateline's Hypocrisy” demands a 
response. In alleging “a great 
number of factual errors" and other 
sins in DatelinearXides - and I chal- 
lenge Ms. Aubin to spell these out 
rather than spread vague(and hence 
irrefutable) charges - sheapparently 
confuses the expressed opinion of 
contributors with the magazine’s 
own viewpoint. 

Moreover, her accusations of 
“hypocrisy” with respect to our 
mandate (as a publication of the 
Student Coalition for a Just Peace) 
ring hollow. For not only did the 
magazine’s leadingeditorial express 



was the first time Algeria had gained 
international recognition. 

As for Mr. Koffler’s hyper-ventila- 
tion over the Iraq-Iran war, this was not 
a cultural activity, rather an 8 year long 
massacre. The reason the bombing of 
Lebanon by Israel was mentioned is as 
stated in thepassport; I^banon depended 
on tourism for income. The bombing 
and the civil war did not help at all. 



optimistic support for the recent 
peace agreement, but a consider- 
able portion of the issue was dedi- 
cated to understanding the relevant 
peace-process documents. Ms. 
Aubin has no monopoly on sup- 
port for peace. 

That Dateline should apologize 
for allegedly “upset(ting) people of 
Arabic, Muslim, Middle Eastern 
descent" is tantamount to asking 
the New York Times to refrain from 
criticizing apartheid, because it may 
“upset" many white South Africans. 
But objectionable state policies can - 
not go unobjected. 

Ms. Aubin may not like it, but so 
long as Syria, Iraq, Iran, etc., con- 
tinue to brutally repress their own 
populations, those governments 
will, deservedly, be criticized by any 
person who honestly cares about 
human rights. 

It is no surprise, then, that many 
of our articles over the past years 
have been authored by natives of 
the Middle East - including Kurdish 
and Arab students - who demand 
an end to state repression. In fact, 
though this should be irrelevant, 
the last issue featured fiveArabcon- 
tributors, in addition to a lengthy 
piece which attacked critics of Is- 

... LETTERS 

I think Dan Kofilcr shoud take his 
frustrations out on the editors of the 
Almanac (rather than the ASA) who 
also did not mention the hostile Syrian 
occupation of Lebanon, for which we 
take offence. 

If there is anyone who is consist- 
ently dull, it is you Danny for bringing 
up the ugly past. 

Let me clarify M r. Koffler that until 



lam’s treatment of women. 

The previous issue showcased 
the views of Arab Jordanians, and 
we have published interviews with 
the FLO, even in the days before 
their 1988 renunciation of terror- 
ism. 

Clearly, the notion that Dateline 
does not strive for balance is as 
insulting as it is patently false. In- 
deed, the real question here is for 
Nishi Aubin: why, one wonders, 
would an article exposing cruelty to 
women in Syria, or chemical 
weapon-use by Saddam against 
Shi’ites, so offend her? Does she 
want the student press busy extol- 
ling the virtues of Saddam, Assad 
and Khaddafi? 

All the same, it is refreshing that 
sentiments are being expressed in 
the format of debate, and not blows; 
to be sure, this was precisely the 
purposeofDnfe/tMe,andthemethod 
ultimately chosen by the leaders in 
the Middle East. 

Finally, if Ms. Aubin does have a 
genuine point to make, I can assure 
her that her letter or article would 
be more than welcome in the pages 
of Dateline:Middle East, provided it 
does not promote hatred, racism, 
misogyny or homophobia. 



1 948, there was no Israel. I n fact, to add 
to your misery, it is the World Almanac 
that chooses to name the region Pales- 
tine. Take it up with the editors, Otto 
Johnson and Daniel Kulkosky! 

Anyway, why are weso fanatical this 
year Danny? Haven’t you heard-pcace 
is in the air, or do you and Hamas go 
hand in hand in opposing such issues? 

Arab Students’ Association 



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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1993 



THE MSGILL DAILY CULTURe 



Refusing to conform 

An American feminist speaks on women's lives and literature 




American feminist Caroline Heilbrun 



BY JUDITH WEISSMANN 

Women's biographies, until 
the 1970's, made few appear- 
ances on American bookshelves, 
and most shaped their subject 
to conform to societal expecta- 
tions. 

At a lecture last month on 
writing about women's lives, 
Caroline Heilbrun, a pioneer in 
the field of feminist literary criti- 
cism, talked of the need to rede- 
fine the notion of biography. 

Heilbrun, who has written 
eight detective novels and sev- 
eral theoretical books, quit her 
faculty job of 32 years because 
she felt "isolated and power- 
less" at Colombia University. 

The move was certainly a pro- 
test against certain sexist poli- 
cies in academia. Indeed, she 
said that she was tired of bat- 
tling the 'old boy' network. 

In an informal interview 
Carolyn Heilbrun, a fantastically 
lively woman, proved that life as 
an undergraduate studentis only 
the beginning of a very lonq 
journey. 

Dally: How did you feel 
about being asked to 
write Gloria Steinem's 
biography? 

Carolyn Heilbrun: It would 
never have occurred to me and 
yet when she asked me, it 
seemed amazing. It was some- 
one whose life was so different 
from mine in some ways and yet 
familiar enough in others, that it 
seemed an exciting idea. What 
was different was that she had 
been a media figure, she had 
been in grass roots politics, she 
was very beautiful — all that was 
very different. 

We had gone to similar col- 
leges, we were both feminists. A 
lot of people I know who are 



writing biographies of women 
find out that they turn out to be 
racist, or anti-semitic. I couldn't 
deal with any of this and she isn't 
any of this. 

In your book Writing a 
Woman's Life you left out 
the perspective of women 
of colour. Why? Because, 
as you know, the struggles 
of women of colour are 
quite unique. 

Well that is exactly the point. 

I did mention Audre Lorde. It's a 
real problem, because at the time 
that I was writing this book and 
some short time before it was 
very hard to talk about the black 
experience if you weren't black. 

You know, its hard to talk 
about something if you're not it. 

I mean there was tremendous 
anger on the part of lesbians if 
you taught lesbian literature and 
we're not lesbian. 

Personally I think this is crazy. 

I have been on panels with black 
women and have been con- 
demned on the one hand for not 
teaching Alice Walker, and then 
when I said I did teach her, they 
said what right have I to teach 
her, to which my answer was 
she read Jane Eyre and George 
Elliot just as I did. But this has 
become a real problem. 

bell hooks says that it is 
the place of everyone to 
talk about everything 
because everything is 
everyone's problem. 

There is no question that this 
is true. But on the other hand, I 
think we have to talk about what 
we are best equipped to talk 
about. Now, I am happy to talk 
about blackwomen in the States 
but I don't assume the right to 
do that, and if I did bell hooks 



would be thefirst 
one I would hear 
from, I promise 
you. 

At 21 years 
old I am 
starting to 
take a look at 
where I got 
my feminist 
perspective 
from, and I 
can really 
trace it back 
to one pro- 
fessor, one 
class and one 
reading 
experience. 
Can you do 
the same, can 
you look 
back? 

It is a very in- 
teresting ques- 

tion but your 

point, about being able to trace 
it back to one particular book, 
one particular class, that's the 
important thing. 

Let's say you sat in a class and 
you thought "that woman is 
crazy", butyou listen to her, and 
then you're 35 years old, you're 
married, or no longer married, 
you've got a kid, you've got a 
job and your ageing and sud- 
denly you think back and you 



know what she was talking 
about. 

Now in my case I just knew 
that I did not want that life, that 
I could not survive if I moved to 
the suburbs, for example. And 
everybody was moving to the 
suburbs, the pressure was from 
both sides of our families. And I 
just knew Icouldn't hack it, alone 
in the house with kids. 

Everybody in the suburbs was 
driving one kid to the orthodon- 
tist, one kid to the dentist, one 
kid to the cello lessons, you were 
a chauffeur, a housewife and a 
cook and I knew I was none of 
those things. 

I also married a man, back in 
those terrible years, a man who 
could obviously deal not only 
with a woman who wanted a life 
and a job of her own in those 
days but who was bored to 
death. To him that was interest- 
ing. I felt all this and so when the 
women's movement came 
along, I was ready, I was waiting, 

I said, "where have you been all 
my life?" 

Do you think that new 
gender identities have 
recently emerged? 

Yes, but in the United States 
the industry that supports 
women looking 'feminine' ispart 
of the gross national product. 
And men are buying into it too. 



When I was young, the idea of a 
baseball player wearing a neck- 
lace, I mean, he would have 
been booted off the diamond. 

We have a joke now in the 
States, maybe you have it too, 
it's cheaper to have a boy then a 
girl, because you only have to 
buy one earing. So men are get- 
ting into it now, deodorant, co- 
logne, aftershave, and so forth. 

Look at weddings. I don't go 
to a wedding unless the people 
have lived together eight years 
and the woman comes trotting 
down the aisle wearing a white 
dress. 

Iwanttostandupandsay'do 
any of you know the significance 
of a wedding'? There is a bridal 
industry that is worth two billion 
dollars in the States, and be- 
sides, people like ceremonies. 

But the fact is that gender 
differences are essential to a huge 
consumer industry. 

Well, In a world where we 
don't have as many cer- 
emonies anymore... 

We need new ones, and that's 
where I am. I want a new cer- 
emony and a new rite of passage 
for women turning 50. The be- 
ginning of a new life. A time in 
which a woman is no longer 
trying to stay young. 



di/c review/ 



Souls of Mischief 

"93 Til Infinity" 



Out of East Oakland comes Souls of Mischief, 
part of the Hieroglyphics crew that let loose Ice 
Cube's cousin Del Tha Funkee Homosapien on 
an unsuspecting world. 

Souls of Mischief are young, talented, and 
innovative with a mellow and funky groove that 
highlights cool jazz samples and some seriously 
sticky beats. Throw in a hyperactive rap style â 
la Onyx and you have a group that defines itself 
as a badder alternative to Southern Cali's new 
wave of hip hop artists— Pharcyde, Madkap and 
Freestyle Fellowship, to name a few. 

If Souls of Mischief are at all representative of 
the new styles coming from the East Bay area, 
hip hop fans have a lot to look forward to in the 
near future. 



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— Snave 



Mutha's Day Out 

"My Soul is Wet" 



One of the band members in the group's 
press photo is wearing a sign on his shirt that 
frankly states: "my brain sucks— you should 
know that." 

Hopefully your brain doesn't suck. 

Don't buy this. It's insipid adolescent garage 
rock in the vein of Pearl Jam. Be forewarned! 
Corporations will push plenty of this crapon you 
during the upcoming gift-giving season. 

— Peter Parker 



Mother Tongue 

"Enat" 

Amok 

The sound of the group Mother Tongue is a 
combination of Ethiopian rhythms and more 
contemporary beats. Instruments as diverse as 
congas, bongos, timbales and the mbira en- 
hance their music. 

The group's diversity is apparent from the 
upbeat title 
track, to the 
slower "Maray 
Wolleye" and 
the jazz-influ- 
enced "Tigel". 

Mother 
Tongue's diver- 
gence from the 
mainstream 
comes through 
on the intrigu- 
ing "Must Give 
Back". Though most of the songs on this album 
have English titles, the lyrics are mostly in the 
native language of the group's members. If 
you're looking for an enjoyable alternative to the 
norm, Enat is the album for you. 

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1 - Housing 



1 V» to rent on Aylmer St. Lease until 
September. Quiet building. Call Chris 
at 987-9611 

House to share with 2others, Prince 
Arthur/St. Laurent area, newly reno- 
vated, bright, 10 minute walk from 
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1993 



Lobotomizing family values 

Suddenly Last Summer at Player's Theatre 




BY JOANNE 
BARRINGTON 

If you are going to see one 
play this year, make it the McGill 
Players Theatre's production of 
Suddenly Last Summer, a Ten- 
nessee Williams piece. You'll be 
hooked from beginning to end. 
It's evil, it's got suspense, and 
the end is horrifying. Thisis Play- 
ers Theatre at it's best. 

The play is set in the depres- 
sion and the story goes some- 
thing like this: Violet Venable, 
an old matriarch, calls on a young 
doctor who is in need of finan- 
cial assistance for anew surgical 
technique for mental patients. 
Venable agrees to fund his 
project if he assess her niece as a 
potential patient. The story 
builds in seediness as elements 
of the characters and their mo- 
tives are revealed. Finally, a hor- 
rific climax is reached. 

The acting is outstanding. 
Laura Denison plays the stub- 
born, angry, and very bitter Vio- 
let Venable. Her performance is 
incredibly convincing and her 
vast experience in McGill thea- 
tre shows. Susan Goldberg is 
equally impressive as Venable's 
niece Catherine. Her emotion- 
ally charged portrayal of a spir- 
ited woman trapped by her 
family is guaranteed to move 
any audience — possibly even 
scare them. 

The supporting roles did not 
take away from the calibre of 
acting established by the two 
lead women. Kadey Schultz 
played Catherine's mother, Mrs 
Holly, a truly pathetic character. 



Kadey describes her as "spine- 
less and someone who's got 
more heart than brain. She's not 
very bright and has very little 
pride". 

Pierre Upton and Malcolm 
Jolley, who play the doctor and 
Catherine's brother respectively, 
are competent in their roles but 
are at times two-dimensional. 

In general though, the acting 
is the strongest aspect of this 
quality production. When asked 
how she approached the acting 
when directing this play, Martha 
McGrath said she "let the actors 
discover the characters for them- 
selves. I was the objective eye 
and was there to determine 
whether something worked or 
not. When it didn't work, I said 
something". 

The set was designed by 
McGrath and is an experience in 
itself. McGrath said she wanted 
to incorporate into the set what 
the play calls 'the trails of de- 
bris'. She does this by construct- 
ing a recycled garden out of tin 
cans, newspaper, and metal 
wires. It is surprisingly aestheti- 
cally pleasing and displays two 
of the best looking artificial trees 
in the history of stage. 

All in all, Suddenly Last Sum- 
mer is definitely worth seeing. 
The theatre may need more seats 
if word gets out. Go and enjoy, 
but beware of the ending. 

Suddenly last Summer runs 
November 1 6-20, 23-24, 26-27 
in Players Theatre, Shatner build- 
ing. All performances begin at 20h. 
Tickets are $5 for students and 
seniors, $10 for general public. 



Nine thirty-three eternal 

The Phoenix Café reposes for Just A Moment 



BY ROBIN NEINSTEIN 

John Adams is not Sebastian 
Alexander. 

John Adams is a confused and 
pressured playwright who de- 
cides to blow his brains out - not 
without encountering a few rev- 
elations along the way. 

Sebastian Alexander is an 
enthusiastic, yet reflective, play- 
wright who decides to invest his 
life savings and three years worth 
of work into a play entitled lust 
A Moment. 

The crucial difference be- 
tween Adams and Alexander, 
however, is the slight fact that 
John Adams is a fictional charac- 
ter. Alexander's work of fiction, 
thatis. Confused yet? You should 
be. 

In its simplest form, Just a 
Moment is a play about a play- 
wright. (Is it just me, or is it 



getting self-reflexive in here?) 
On a more intricate level, how- 
ever, the play defies further de- 
scription as a result of the con- 
text in which it is set — a non- 
linear netherworld between life 
and death, in which it is 9:33 
eternal. 

I am hesitant to further di- 
vulge my own interpretation of 
this absorbing and provocative 
production for fear of inhibiting 
your own viewing pleasure. You 
see, the real intrigue of the show 
is derived from this very ambi- 
guity which the audience must 
deconstruct — a process mir- 
rored by Adams' own rummag- 
ing through his past to find the 
"truth" that has driven him to 
suicide. What has made him so 
ashamed? 

As his own creation, Sebas- 
tian Alexander (yes, he's an ac- 
tor as well) plays John Adams 



with an impressive amount of 
honesty and depth. One won- 
ders how tied he is to his pro- 
tagonist — not only as an actor 
but moreover as a playwright. 

In the role of john Adams' 
own imaginary character come- 
to-life, Jennifer Cressey plays 
Evelyn Faraday with an almost 
parallel amount of devotion. 

Steve Poch, as some strange 
and psychotic mime, unfortu- 
nately seems uncomfortable 
standing back in the shadows of 
the tiny stage space waiting for 
his scarce lines of narrative com- 
mentary. It must have seemed 
like an eternity for him, as it did 
for the audience (when we were 
reminded he was still there). 

Regardless, I cannot help but 
endorse the efforts of Sebastian 
Alexander and do encourage all 
who can, to see lust a Moment, 
running Friday, Saturday and 



Sunday at the Phoenix Café. No, 
it's not Tennessee Williams (yet) 
but seeing and supporting this 
kind of local talent is vital in 
maintaining Montréal's artistic 
community (not to preach, of 
course). 

The café, as an artist's co-op, 
is an experience unto its own — 
very underground/avant-garde 
— worth a trip even if you miss 
the show. Alexander has already 
taken lust A Moment across 
Canada so this just might be 
your last chance to see this dy- 
namic work-in-progress as it 
approaches its final draft. 

The Phoenix Cafe is located at 
3901 St. Laurent, right across from 
The Main - House of Beef, just A 
Moment runs from Friday, 
Novi 9th, to Sunday, Nov 21st. 
The play starts at midnight and 
tickets are $3 or $5. 



EVENTS 



iQue pasa? 

Thursday, November 18 
McGill Student Health Serv- 
ices presents Ben, HIV-positive, 
discussing life with HIV at 1 3h in 
Union 107-108. Free bagels, 
juice and info about safer sexu- 
ality. Bring a friend! 

McGill Student Health Serv- 
ices presents STD/HIV/AIDS 
Awareness Day in Union 107- 
1 08 from 1 Oh -1 5h Free bagels, 
juice, condoms, games and info. 
Winter Carnival Commitee 
presents Pasta With Vlasta, join 
us for an outrageous and funky 
evening of fine cuisine. 
Preparations for the demo- 
cratic election in South Africa 
fit the role of the African Na- 
tional Congress after the elec- 
tion presented by Victor 
Mosche, the Canadian repre- 
sentative of the ANC. 19h in 
Leacock 232. Free. 
International Socialists meet- 
ing: Why the Cops are Getting 
Away with Murder. Hall Building, 
7th floor, Concordia 
University, 19h. 

Shatki meeting, 16h30 at 
QPIRG, Eaton Building, 4th floor. 
Food Not Bombs organize around 
demilitarism, co-operation and 
feeding the hungry. Network 
with activists in support of social 
justice. 19h at Librairie Alterna- 
tive, 2035 St. Laurent. Info 843- 
4528. 

Friday November 19 

McGill Association of Interna- 
tional Students (MAIS): winter 
coat depot (free winter clothing 
for international students). Fri- 
day 14h-l 7h in Birks building. 
Centre for Developing Area Stud- 
ies presents Thirty Years of Devel- 
opment: A Retrospective by Kari 
Levitt. 371 5 Peel, rm. 1 00, noon. 
Ukrainian Students Association : 
Pyvo and Pyrohy at the CYM 
hall. Call Taras for more info at 
737-0146. We're always look- 
ing for a new member. 
Montréal Gospel Rock Minis- 
try presents Crossminded and 
Innocent Blood. Come bop to 
Christain rock at Théâtre le 
Château, 6956 St. Denis. Call 
852-4233 for info. 58 at door. 
Mass Marriage Extravaganza: 
benefit partyfor the public hear- 
ings on discrimination against 
gays and lebians. At K.O.X., $5. 
Come get married! 

BSN is holding a movie night 
at!8h in Leacock 26. We're 
showing Spike's first joint, She's 
Gotta Have It and the 70's 
blaxploitation movie Shaft. Free! 
AIDS and the University series: 
"Don't Ask Don't Tell: Why 
Doesn't Anyone Talk About AIDS 
Anymore?" by NY activist Doug- 
las Crimp. 19h in the DeSève 
Cinema, 1400 DeMaisonneuve 
Blvd. 

Auditions 

Calling all singers, dancers, ac- 
tor, accompaniests, choreogra- 
phers and directors. The Savoy 
Society's Broadway Revue has 
been rescheduled to January. 
This is your chance to shine! call 
342-9933/398-6826 for info. 



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