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I A merely on the fact of their youthful-ness. The play's structure seems arbitrary, but the details are incredibly accurate and evocative, from the grammatical constructions of street illiterates to the easily shared cultural references and emotions of individuals who feel unwanted. The respectably competent despite the technical mishaps, consists of Dadi Pinero (younger brother By JOHN J. O'CONNOR New York Time New. Servict NEW YORK An old rumor insists that the bulk of television programming is the product of a 15-year-old who is functionally illiterate.

Actually, the industry's rigorous processes of selection and tailoring only make the results too often seem that way. But this Sunday evening at 10:30, WNBC-TV is offering a short play, i'Lonely lives," and the author, Hector Rodriguez, is indeed a 15-year-old who freely and cheerfully admits to being functionally illiterate. Once again, the medium is overwhelmed by reality. The young Rodriguez, is, without doubt, a fascinating phenomenon. Born of Puerto Rican parents, he was reared near Coney Island.

His father was rarely at home and at age 12, when his mother died, Hector became what he calls a "street kid." of Miquel), Luiz Rodriguez (older brother of Hector) and Carlos Perez. Not surprisingly, young Rodriguez brings a minimum of judgment or reflection to his creations Their "reality" simply exists. At a screening of the finished TV production he behaved as if he were meeting the characters for the first time. Bits of cruelty produced un- "Look, I want to write a play." The first immediate problem was that his reading and writing skills were on the level of a first-grader. But the diminutive playwright is obviously resourceful.

Constructing his material mentally ideas just keep flowing inside my he dictated his play to willing typists, including some secretaries in the offices of Joseph Papp, the producer and decidedly one of Rodriguez, "good guys." Pinero looked at an early version of "Lonely Lives," Rodriguez recalls, and concluded: "Pretty good we can work it out." The play was produced by the group and later, with another Rodriguez piece called "Hoe Stroll" (a hoe is a whore) was presented at Off Broadway's Theater Genesis. For television, "Lonely Lives" has been considerably shortened and slightly altered with the elimination of a few choice street words. The production, directed by Paul Freeman, was taped earlier this week in obvious haste. Erratic pacing, stepped-on lines and flubbed bits of dialogue the young actors glancing off camera nervously are left glaringly intact. But the strength of Rodriguez's talents, his ability to carve a thoroughly convincing "slice of life," is just as glaringly apparent.

The plot is perfunctory. Three Puerto Rican boys have run away from home and are plotting survival tactics in an abandoned tenement. Their lives are lonely and aimless, held together by compulsive rituals of attack and retreat, bravado and sentimentality. They are trapped and their ultimate defense is hinged selfconscious laughing. Touches of LJ V-X warmth generated brief tributes of momentous silences.

Already showing signs of an ego as big as the lower east side, where he currently lives with a couple of friends, Rodgrguez is tapping a newly-discovered resource and is dis-armingly ebullient about the possibilities for directing, acting and The Delray Mall is a fun place to shop with 23 great stores now open! It's your one-stop shopping a place the whole family will enjoy. The new Delray Mall is big enough to be complete but small enough to make shopping a convenient and easy experience. DELRAY'S ONLY ENCLOSED AIR CONDITIONED MALL producing as well as writing. Among numerous projects, he has a piece called "Juvenile Justice" coming up this fall on Public TV. And to brunt the attacks of the literacy Wandering about Coney Island and I Times Square, he did the standard hustles stealing, mugging, prostitution variations.

He became part lyf a small urban army whose recruits re forced to get "street smart" Quickly or perish. On "Forty-Deuce Street," however, Rodriguez met Miguel Pinero, author of "Short Eyes," of a 1973-74 Drama Critics Award. Pinero had set up the "young r-Tamily," now called the "Young Nuyoricans," a group attempting to get young street people interested in theater. Rodriguez, invited to live with Pinero and the group, watched the writing and typing, listened to the and finally announced. brigade, he is working at present with a tutor to develop fully his read ing and writing abilities.

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