The Times from Munster, Indiana on September 29, 2001 · 67
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The Times from Munster, Indiana · 67

Munster, Indiana
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Saturday, September 29, 2001
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2001 SECTION E, 12 PAGES SATURDAY A look at someone making an imnression in OUr area BET : Great ways to get more out of your Saturday grt MARK CURRY, ARNAZ J II AND BRUCE BRUCE will u perform at 8 tonight at the Star Plaza, 1-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville. Tickets are $33.50. for more information, call (219) 269-6600 or (773) 734-7266. 2 COUNTRY MARKET DAY, sponsored by the Schererville Parks Department, will be from 1 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Redar Park, on Austin Ave., Schererville. (Two blocks north of U.S. 30.) Festivities include storytelling, music, food booths, fall produce and craft booths. For more information, call (219) 865-5530. 3 MUSICAL MAN AND POLITICAL PUNDIT MARK RUSSELL "sings the news," beginning 8 tonight at the Center for Performing Arts at Governor's State University, Governors Highway and Stuenkel Road, University Park. Tickets are $39 and $35. Charge by phone at (708) 235-2222 or (800)511-1552. yi BLUEGRASS BAND J SHOWCASE NO. 2, featuring the B.A.D. Bluegrass Band with off 'N' Runnin' will perform at 8 tonight at Front Porch Music, 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso. Tickets are $7. For reservations or more information, call (2 1 9) 464-4700. 5 THE 18TH ANNUAL GRIFFITH RAILROAD FAIR will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in Historical Park, 201 S. Broad St., Griffith; The event runs , concurrent with the annual Fall Harvest Craft Festival in Griffith's Central Park. Free shuttle service will be provided to either venue. For information, call (219)922-8574. STHE SATURDAY NIGHT SLAM, sponsored by Northern Indiana Arts Association and Tin Shack Studios, will be offered from 7 to 9 tonight at the Crown Point Community Art Center, 1 38 S. Main StM Crown Point. The final segment in the series will be an impro night. Admission is $4. For performance and booking information, call Tin Shack Studios at (219) 663-0571. 7 THE HEIRESS, a drama based on the Henry James' novel "Washington Square," is on stage at 8 tonight and Saturday and at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Illinois Theatre Center, 37 1 Artists Walk, Park Forest, Tickets are $ 1 5 to $ 1 7, available by phone charge at (708) 481-3510. Shows continue through Oct. 14. NATURE MAPPING, a gSk wildlife data collection mmf activity for families or for teachers conducting outdoor lab as part of their curriculum, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond. The training session will give participants the tools needed to observe wildlife, ID wildlife signs and record valuable data, plus teaching map reading skills. Reservations required; call (219)663-0588, ext. 3. YOUR SATURDAY PROJECT - WW MBit CHORES SHOPPING FAMILY D FUN Story tip or comment? Call Arts & Entertainment editor Stephen J. Truog, (219) 9334173; or e-mail, L --& x 0NE-1OTRIP Memory lane Take a short drive to LaPorte this weekend and learn a little more about the history of the area through the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum, founded in 1906. E3 SKOP! Fall colors Soft colors, light sweaters and muted patterns are what's in style this autumn. Check out the hot look for your wardrobe with our fall fashion preview. Also, help your neighbors find items they're looking for in the "Where Can I Find?" column. E5 . 4a. r - DImhER & A COVE Model behavior Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are fashion models out to save the world in "Zoolander," a zany comedy that's just dumb enough to work. Also, check out our dining and movie guides. E6-7 DINNER & A VIDEO Don't cross Morgan Morgan Freeman returns as profiler Alex Cross in the forgettable but fun thriller "Along Came a Spider," new on video this weekend. Also, check out our rental guide and a recipe from the files of Jane Dunne to complete the evening at home. E9 K1T V PETS Small wonders In today's mobile society, low-maintenance, portable pets are a plus for those who want companionship but don't want to settle down. Also, get advice from the pet doc and help find a home for our pet of the week. QO Cover your books with a little personality and a little bit of fun TOOL BOX What you'll need: Book Poster board A large sheet of stick on lamination Decorations Scissors Vvv vv Measure your textbook Q Measure the wirfth. 4 leneth and W r depth of the) book. Trace the outline of the book on a piece of paper. Q Leave 1" extra on top ancL, bottom ana 4 on eacn siae. 7 Cutout small nibs V V AW J i t V' csV at the book's spine. O Cut a lamination! sheet 1" bigger. If c I t U2M Q After decorating, put the lamination over your decorations. - j uecorate with markers, stickers, leaves, stamps, pamt or anythini you like. Experimeni with the V, design. Q Fold the book cover along the book's dimensions. O Open the book and insert the covers in the rails formed the folds. .... . c ytkjr Q Tape the flaps over the sides of the book covers. PHOTO PROVIDED HAiL-A Pnri;aniL etarC Sift J ft IT V ITIIfXC W9CI Vatican - in "The Zoo Story" at the Harrison sireet i neaire. man enters BY WALTER SKI BA Times Correspondent When Mike Cservenak accepted a role in the t i musical nppin m the fall of his sophomore year at Griffith High School, little did he know the experience i would lead onstage "The Zoo Story" When: 8 tonight and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Harrison Street Theatre, 208 W. Harrison St., Oak Park Tickets: $15; or $12 for students and senior citizens For more info: (773) 533-0285 JONATHON BERLIN SPECIAL TO THE TIMES to the pursuit of a career in theater. U. At age 19, he is -i u j 'j in Edward Aioee s one- act play - Tho 7 '.'2 Sfrirv" nin. ning through Oct; : 7 at the Harrison Street Theatre, 208 W TTorTncz-.n Hal- Par-L- A production of the multiracial, professional chamber theater, the Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago, "The Zoo Story" established Edward Albee as a major American playwright, who would go on to write "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?" and "A Delicate Balance," among others. First staged in 1960, "The Zoo Story" tells a tale "of two very different kinds of men who meet in New York's Central Park on a bright, sunny Sunday afternoon, and engage in an intense conversation that erupts into social, physical, and psychological violence," writes director Daryl Maximilian Robinson. - Attending a performance of "The Dutchman," Cservenak auditioned that same night for "Zoo Story," reading from the character Jerry's famous monologue "The Story of Jerry and the Dog." After "Pippin," Mike continued to participate in Griffith High School plays, a musical in the fall and a student-dirprtfH straieht Dlav in the snrinp Tn the fall of his senior year (1999-2000), he played Jerry Daphne in the musical "Sugar," the role Jack Lemmon played in the original movie verbion aome UKe it Hot." The following spring Cservenak directed "Rehearsal for Murder." In his junior year he took classes at Chicago's oldest improv and sketch comedy theater Second City. In his senior year he studied at Chicago's Improvolympics. "At both of these places," '. Cservenak says, "I learned the importance of finding the ; game of a scripted or improvised scene, game meaning the conflict of the characters on stage and their relationship at that time." In the fall of 1999, he ; played Mr. Roat in "Wait Until Dark, with the Memorial Theatre ComDanv of Valparaiso. This and his role : in "Sugar," he says, have been his most challenging roles ; nrinr tn "7nn StnnT" L " " '"ij- Cservenak currentlv attends Purdue University Calumet, taking general education courses with plans to -transfer to a theater school.

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