by Thomas White • see page 3
TALKING TO FEMINIST
by Judith Weissmann * see page 5
SUMMER AT THE
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
so reminiscent of the cultural
genocide of the good old colo-
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
speeches made by the delegates
to the government.
"All we need, we have in this
beautiful Amazon," one of them
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-
"We want this ground to live
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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
"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 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
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
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
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
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
M£GILL DAILY CUITUM
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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-
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
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
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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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-
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
Dally: How did you feel
about being asked to
write Gloria Steinem's
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
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
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
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
At 21 years
old I am
take a look at
where I got
from, and I
trace it back
to one pro-
class and one
Can you do
the same, can
It is a very in-
tion but your
point, about being able to trace
it back to one particular book,
one particular class, that's the
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
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
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
Do you think that new
gender identities have
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
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
Well, In a world where we
don't have as many cer-
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.
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
/liothci K Toiuinc
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
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
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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
track, to the
gence from the
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.
— Tafadzwa Kasambira
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1 V» to rent on Aylmer St. Lease until
September. Quiet building. Call Chris
House to share with 2others, Prince
Arthur/St. Laurent area, newly reno-
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15, Holidays optional 737-7779.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1993
Lobotomizing family values
Suddenly Last Summer at Player's Theatre
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The café, as an artist's co-op,
is an experience unto its own —
— 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.
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
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-
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
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.