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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1991 SECTION C , EDITOR: SARA PEARCE, 369-1011 The Cincinnati enquirer ' If Television Cll Comics Cl 2 Puzzles 0 13 Mro Ml x. V i, v i: y Jim v Knippenberg mumm,m.ml iymi.il. mi, i mi ' ' X '.U. JJ GT)i7 Ann i In the end of the book, there's a lot of philosophizing about the American dream . . . hopefully, one can identify with Gatsby and the force of his dream." choreographer Andre Prokovsky 1 .... , , noon Ton of parties for Halloween Take a sec here and slip into something more appropriate. Like a bat suit. Or portable warts. Or mayhaps some of those grotesque gaping wounds Cappel's sells. Or paint your hair pink, tease it and become Phyllis Schafly. Do it for this . . . The Museum of Natural History puts on the dog for the Batty Bash. It's a fund-raiser, this, which invites you to dress in costume or black tie to celebrate .1 XT Inside w' 4, ?- .sjw &?mrmm Halloween and three exhibits: ' The Cavern with its live bats, many of whom look like Phyllis Schafly; the Ice Age, More Halloween eventsC-3, 10 if v- : x 1 W v. gv N XJ I X ) l ' I , w v" x . -v . the underground exhibit showing this area 19,000 years ago; and Earth Stories, a look at digging up the past. But mostly it's dinner, fortune tellers, magic, music, surprises and costume judging with such ghastly prizes as a root canal and midnight tour of Spring Grove Cemetery. It's $80 a head, 7 p.m. Saturday at Union Terminal; today's the last day to sign up; call 287-7025. Mount Adams lights up with Monster Mash at the Monastery. Set in the old chapel that was abandoned several years ago, Mash is an all-purpose Halloween party: There's music from Cereal Killers and River Runt Spook Floaters; there's a costume contest piake it outrageous, on account of this is a loose bunch with prizes awarded around 11 p.m.; there's food and drink plus madness from the Cool Ghoul, WEBN's Bob the Producer, who is actually Elvira's love child, and old horror films, all followed by a street party at midnight when Mash ends. It's free at 8 p.m. Saturday; call 87 1-4209. Don't undress yet: Second Street bars Hurricane Surf, Flanagan's, Caddy's, Lumpy's and Scarlett Flanagan's team up for the second annual Q-102 Rockin Scare Affair. It's an indoor party, but costumed guests are invited to wander from bar to bar for a belt of hootch and a turn on the dance floor. WKRQ jocks will be hosts in the clubs and run costume contests too. It's at 9 p.m. Saturday. Don't forget Scare on the Square, complete with fortune tellers, face 1 painting, tall tales, haunted dungeons, food and costume judging for ages infant to 100, though you don't want to dress infants as Phyllis Schafly on account of they look gross with pink ratted hair. Judging is 1:30-2:45 p.m. It's free on Fountain Square, noon-5 p.m. Saturday. TTV The Cincinnati EnquirerMichael E. Keating Left to right: Mario De La Nuez, Meridith Benson, Rachel Greenwood and Gilles Maidon surround the yellow Rolls-Royce featured in The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald's classic a natural for Cincinnati Ballet U " T BY MARTY MUNSON If you go Enquirer Contributor like large parties. They're so intimate," says Jordan Baker in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. They're also a great excuse for big, sumptuous dances when the novel is made Cincinnati Ballet opens its 29th season with Andre Prokovsky's The Great Gatsby at 8 p.m. today, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday in Music Hall. Tickets are $9-$44. Call 749-4949 for tickets, 621 -5282 for season subscriptions. Also, an opening-night reception will take place after tonight's performance in the Omni Netherland Plaza Hotel's Continental Room. Tickets are $10 advance, $1 2 at the door. Call 621 -521 9. J . into a ballet, says choreographer Andre hopes she will attend. Meanwhile, Daisy and company's main focus in life is that, as narrator Nick Carraway puts it in the novel, "they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together . . ." The American dream goes bad, Gatsby never gets the girl and the unshakably shallow life goes on. Why would a Frenchman do a ballet about the American dream? Prokovsky has at least two reasons: One, he was asked. One evening, during dinner after a day of work with the Pittsburgh Ballet, the directors were talking about an Art Deco movie house that was being restored to its original 1920s splendor. They were looking for something American to do for the hall's 1987 reopening as the Benedum Center. "I said, The Great Gatsby," Prokovsky remembers, "and (Please see GATSBY, Page C-8) Color tour Prokovsky. The dazzling parties, the sordid tete-a-tetes and the romantic hero everything Fitzgerald describes is the stuff of ballet, says Prokovsky, who directs the Cincinnati Ballet in his version of The Great Gatsby this weekend. Taking the work from print to dance, he says, was "a natural. I'm surprised nobody else did it." Complete with the Charleston, vintage autos, period costumes, grandiose sets, and the other accouterments that came with wealth in the 1920s, the ballet follows the book closely. Through movement, mime and an occasional spoken word, the story unfolds: Gatsby has amassed a fortune to woo his lost love, rich girl Daisy Buchanan. He builds his mansion to look across the bay at the house she shares with her husband and child, and holds glamorous parties he Quickly now, while the leaves are still on the trees and the color's good: Augusta, Ky., an hour's drive east on tree-lined Ky. 8 with Ohio's well-wooded hills in view across the river, has an open house. The old river city known for antique shops and art galleries gussies up noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Leave early, drive slowly and take in the splendor. Mantegna, Mamet made for each other Joe Mantegna stars in Homicide. ENQUIRER NEWS SERVICES For the past seven years, actor Joe Mantegna has had a unique relationship with playwright-turned-director David Mamet. Professionally speaking, Mantegna is to Mamet what Mia Farrow is to Woody Allen almost ubiquitous in his work. The two friends collaborated in Mamet's 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning Glengarry Glen Ross, and again in Mamet's first two film projects play, House of Games (1987) and Things Chaneeam). TV Bengal party Fluff your pompons, please: Radio Reading Services throws its third annual Football Fund-raiser noon to whenever Sunday. Come early for hors d'oeuvres, buffet, open bar and entertainment, then watch the Bengals and Oilers on big screen TV. The party's at The Madison, corner of Seventh and Madison in Covington; the former Woolworth Building has been restored to its 1930s Art Deco look. It's $50 at the door; call 621-4545. Tipoff appears Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. mside! said of Mantegna's performances. Next up for Mantegna is a role in Warren Beatty's Bugsy. "Does it all seem like it's happening-quickly?" wonders Mantegna, who made his professional debut in a late '60s production of Hair, in which he danced nude on stage. "Well, 'quickly' becomes relative. Most of my life, I've been a complete unknown, but nice things have started to happen in the last seven years. "But some things do stay the same," he adds. "I still drive a 1986 used Cadillac. There's this voice in my head that keeps whispering to me. 'Don't buy something ostentatious . . . Don't buy something ostentatious . . .' " 'Homicide' reviewC-5. makes Mantegna a household name. Ask him about it, and he says he's flattered. But he doesn't sound all that thrilled which is part of Mantegna's charm, both on screen and off. He is a study in control, the quiet storm on the verge of a downpour. When asked what the highlight of his career has been so far, he answers without hesitation: Glengarry Glen Ross, in which he played a snake of a salesman. "Doing Mamet is the next best thing to doing Shakespeare," Mantegna says. "There's almost as much poetry as prose and more intelligence per square inch than in anyone else I can think of." The admiration is mutual. "In three films I have not spoken 10 words of 'direction' to him," Mamet has . Now, Mantegna is starring in Homicide, Mamet's bleak study of racism, ethnic awareness and 1 murder, opening today m Cincinnati. Advance word suceests that Homicide could be the vehicle that Haunted castle There are lots of haunted houses around during Halloween, but only one haunted castle. The Knights of the Golden Trail have transformed the Loveland Castle into a tower of fright for the holiday. Family Affair. Lighter i lunch J's Fresh Seafood is the latest local restaurant to retool its menu to offer I diners a lighter and less I expensive lunch. The I new .dishes include a I , Swordfish burger, the I hottest new item on the I menu. Dining Notes. Less for Moore Since her appearance in the smash hit Ghost, Demi Moore, right, has become a high-profile actress. Unfortunately, her new film, The Butcher's Wife, should have been left on the chopping block. C-9 C-3 f , ' h i j J.i 'l a-i i mil iZ C-6 I

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