The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 17, 1986 · Page 18
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Salina, Kansas
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Friday, January 17, 1986
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Entertainment The Salina Journal Friday, January 17,1986 Page 18 'Motor Spectacular* at BiCenter "The National Motor Spectacular" will be presented Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and 2 at the Salina Bicentennial Center. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on the final day Sunday. A mud race will feature modified, super modified and open classes. There also will be a truck tug-of-war, dash for cash, show truck competition and an appearance by the monster truck "Taurus." All seats are reserved. Tickets are $10 and $12 for adults, $6 and $7 for children age 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the Bicentennial Center ticket office, Del's TV and Tape Center and House of Sight and Sound in Salina, Bob and Gene's Travel in Junction City, The Brass Ear in Hays, and Hayes Sight and Sound in Hutchinson. Mail orders are accepted with check or money order and self- addressed, stamped envelope. They should be sent to Motor Spectacular, P.O. Box 1727, Salina, Kan. 67402-1727. Phone orders are accepted at any time with Visa or MasterCard by calling 823-2288. The event is presented by United Sports of America. Brier displays Forsberg paintings TOPEKA — Watercolors by Lindsborg artist Maleta Forsberg are on display through Jan. 24 in the office of Secretary of State Jack H. Brier. They consist of landscape, floral and wildlife paintings, as well as limited edition prints. The works of Kansas artists are exhibited regularly in Brier's office. Forsberg, a native Kansas, received her training at the Kansas City Art Institute and Wichita Art Association. She has been president of the Kansas Watercolor Society, Artist Guild of Wichita, Wichita Women Artists, and state art chairman for the National League of American Pen Women. Her paintings have been exhibited in national and regional juried shows. She recently was featured in an article in "Kansas" Magazine, and her work has appeared on the covers of The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the International P.E.O. Record. The Kansas Fish and Game Commission selected her in 1982 as featured artist in "Kansas Wildlife" Magazine. Forsberg's work is regularly displayed at the Olive Springs School House Gallery near Lindsborg. Marquee Salina movies American Rabbit — An animated superhero rabbit and his friends star in this children's feature. — Sunset Plaza Cinema (early shows only), Rated G A Nightmare on Elm Street-2 — Subtitled "Freddy's Revenge," this sequel is all Freddy's — the monster with the shriveled face and 6-inch steel fingernails. This time he wreaks havoc on the life of Jesse, an ordinary teenager. Freddy even, in one particularly bloody scene, emerges from within the boy's body. It's "as stomach-turning as might be expected, but it has a lot going for it: clever special effects, a good leading performance (by Robert England) and a villain so chatty he practically makes this a human-interest story," writes New York Times critic Janet Maslin. There are even touches of humor — "as when the pet bird goes wild, attacks its mate and then explodes, leaving behind only a puff of feathers. 'It's that cheap seed you've been buying,' someone in Jesse's family explains.' " — Vogue, Rated R Black Moon Rising — Tommy Lee Jones stars as a high-tech car thief and Robert Vaughn is the hot-car kingpin in "1986's first slash 'n' crash quickie," says Mike Clark in USA Today. Black Moon is a dream car ripped off by Vaughn before Jones can retrieve the priceless stolen information he hid behind its license plate. Clark calls it "a bad summer movie in January — or, hell frozen over." — Sunset Plaza Cinema (late show only), Rated R Jewel of the Nile — Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner star in the sequel to "Romancing the Stone." This time, the comic- romantic pair romp across Africa, pursued by their inept nemesis, Danny DeVito. But there isn't much new, says New York Times critic Janet Maslin. "Sadly for the sequel," SALINA WORKS! MOVIE RENTAL 99* TAPES 7 Days A Week 80% Of Our Stock GOLD STAR TAPES $ 1" 7 Days A Week 20% of Our Stock DOWNTOWN NEWS & BOOKS CARROLL'S BOOKSTORE Playing Tonight "Ricbwood" SHUFFLE BOARD POOL TABLE DART MACHINE KITCHEN'S OPEN SPECIALIZING IN Mountain Oysters and Steak Fingers 'Agnes of God'play premieres Jan. 30 at Community Theatre "Agnes of God," the drama by John Pielmeier, will have its Salina stage premiere Jan. 30 at the Salina Community Theatre. The story involves the examination by a sympathetic woman psychiatrist of a disturbed young nun whose newly born child was found murdered in her room. The doctor's determination to get at the truth is resisted by the nun's superior, who fears both the potential scandal involved and the damage to the young sister that intense analysis may bring. Kenneth Waissman, who produced the play on Broadway, said it is based on the true story of a young nun who gave birth in a convent in Buffalo about 10 years ago. The author's concern, however, is more with the psychological makeup of the characters than with the plot. The play is a study of the interaction between psychology and religious faith. As the zealous doctor questions both nuns, key points about all three characters emerge. In the Broadway production, Amanda Plummer won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Agnes, while Geraldine Page played the Mother Superior and Elizabeth Ashley was the psychiatrist. In the movie, which was shown recently in Salina, Meg Tilly portrayed the young nun, Anne Bancroft the Mother Superior and Jane Fonda the doctor. Appearing in the Sauna production as the Mother Superior is Yvonne Francis, who has been in more than 30 SCT productions over 22 years. She has appeared in such plays as "Auntie Mame," "Picnic," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "Gypsy." Portraying the psychiatrist is Kim Grimaldi, a Marymount College theatre graduate and veteran SCT performer. Last year she appeared as Sally in "Talley's Folly." Completing the cast is Rose Anne Balaun in the role of Agnes. She has been with the theatre 12 years and has appeared in a number of plays and musicals, including "The Curious Savage" and "Company." The play is directed by Artist in Residence/Guest Director Tyress Allen of Dallas, Texas. He is a native of Salina and a graduate of Salina Central High School and Marymount College. He made his first stage appearance at the Community Theatre in 1970 in "A Raisin in the Sun." Allen works as a professional actor in Dallas. His Salina residency is made possible by the Currents Program of the Salina Arts and Humanities Commission. "Agnes of God" will be presented Jan. 30-31, andFeb. l-2and5-9. The box office opens Jan. 27. Hours Maslin says, "the novelty in that contrast (between the workaday life of a romance novelist and her far- flung adventures) was more than used up the first time around." She says Turner "retains her original feistiness" and comes close to carrying the movie, but Douglas "lacks the dash that this swashbuckling role demands." — Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG Out of Africa — Meryl Streep and Robert Redf ord star in what could be the movie team of the year. Streep plays the Danish baroness-novelist Isak Dinesen (whose real name was Karen Blixen). She operates a coffee farm in Kenya in the early part of this century. Redford is a maverick pioneer who steals her heart, despite her love for her husband. The film is based on Dinesen's autobiograp'nical novel by the same name. It's a "big, physically elaborate but wispy movie," writes Vincent Canby in The New York Times. Streep is intelligent, intense and obsessive in her role, but "with the exception of Miss Streep's performance, the pleasures ... are all peripheral ..." — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated PG Runaway Train — Jon Voight stars as a two-time loser determined never to return to prison after this third breakout. He is accompanied in the prison break by Eric Roberts. The two hop a train to escape, and discover it is out of control across the Alaskan wilderness after the engineer dies. Variety calls it "a sensational picture. Wrenchingly intense and brutally powerful ... is fundamentally serious enough to work strongly on numerous levels." The two are joined by Rebecca DeM- ornay and are tracked by railroad officials and eventually the law. The action is pitched at maximum intensity throughout and the "images are invariably strong, bold and muscular.'' — Fox, Rated R Troll — Review unavailable. — Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG-13 — Compiled by Lori Brack TV movies, specials 7 p.m. — George Burns' 90th Birthday Special, CBS, Salina Cable Channels 5 and 12 Diahann Carroll, John Forsythe, Billy Crystal, Ann-Margret and Walter Matthau are among the guests who pay tribute to the comedian on the occasion of his 90th birthday. 7 p.m. — Jigsaw, WGN, Salina Cable Channel 11 Harry Guardino, Hope Lange (1968). Based on a novel by Howard Fast. A scientist drugged by a jealous co-worker "sees" the corpse of a dead girl which later vanishes. APARTMENT FOR RENT. INQUIRE WITHIN... Mid-State ri:OOM*3:OOM*5:M) 7:00-9:00 PRIME-TIMERS MA TICKETS SO25 (*r) ONLY £. J They're back... MATINEE TODAY! (•2:15X'5:1S 7:30-9:30 TOMMY LEE JONES BLACK MOON RISING ROM THE MIND OF JOHN CARPENTER , NIGHTLY AT &00 ONLY are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For reservations, call 827-3033 during box office hours or stop by the theatre at 303E. Iron. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holiday Salina Celebrates Friday, January 17th at 1:00 p.m. Dr. William J. Augman Jr.. Associate Director 01 Field Education And Associate Professor Of Religion And Sociology At United Theological Seminary In Dayton, Ohio and The Minority Students At Kansas Wesleyan College Will Present A Discussion On "Martin Luther King Jr., Where Do We Go From Here?" At Miller Chapel. Minority Businesses Will Also Be Recognized. • WESTERN PLAYGIRL CLUB Open Daily 4 p.m.-3 a.m 925 W. Lincoln wed. & Thurs. "Blue Denim J5' Friday & Saturday Gail Burns Sunday Night — Jam Session — and B.J. 4' Open at Noon Our Kitchen is open specializing in gizzards and steak fingers. Uncovers the Hero Inside Us All. VCR RENTAL 10 oo PER WEEK ALL MOVIES 0 EA. Monday & Thursday or any other day vy/VCR rental. Win. 2 tapes pleasel "Where Service Is Part Of Every Silt" 1659 S. Ninth Silini TV ft TAPE CENTER tan 130 'til 6 » Htm 'III! p. ill lip. *Afa*A. M. Ik./ 24 HOUR MOVIE HOTLINE 825-9105 *2 25 PRIME-TIMER SHOW (*) SEN. CITIZENS $2 25 ANYTIME GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINEE BEST PICTURE - DRAMA • BEST DRAMATIC ACTOR JON VOIGHT MOVIE OF THE YEAR" -Jan Herman, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 'RUNAWAY TRAIN' IS A GREAT FILM./.' - Roger Ebert. AT THE MOVIES JON VOIGHT'ERIC ROBERTS'REBECCA DE MORNAY Fox V1I5 S. S.M. ft 623-311 (*5:00>7:15-9:30 MATINEE SAT. AT (*2tOO) PRIME-TIMER^ UM TICKETS $025 W; oiilY L J THE ADVENTURES OF THE Music, fun and excitement with the reluctant Super-Hero and his friends. MATINEES DAILY THRU SUNDAY The Man of Your Dreams is Back! "THE SPECIAL EFFECTS ARE ASTONISHING." —Jan Herman. THE DAILY NEWS "THE FILM IS SCARY... Fast and nerve-racking... Startling!" —Janet Maslin, THE NEW YORK TIMES "I LOVED IT!... Wild and scary... Gives you goosebumps... A classy thriller." —Katie Kelly. ABC-TV vogue \J82 S. Sinn F« 127-2 | .24iy C5KW)-7:00-9:15 MATINEE SAT. AT (*2:00) r»rtl rtCLI /*! /NBC BEST PICTURE - DRAMA GOLDEN GLOBE BEST DIRECTOR • » HirtMIMATI/tklO BEST ACTRESS-^ DRAMA ^^ NOMINATIONS BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR BEST SCREEN PLAY - BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Our OF AFRICA BASED ON A ROBERT REDFORD MERYL STREEP TRUE STORY TODAY AT H32 ' PRIM *--T.IMER (*1:30M*4:45>8:15 NO PASSES

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