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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE H MONDAY, MAY 3, 1999 D-5 MS a eiimmiiiMiii? CMU to continue new plays project By Christopher Rawson Post-Gazette Drama Editor The professional new play development program will be back this summer at Carnegie Mellon University. Modestly re-named the Summer New Plays Project, it will be led by an artistic directorate of Peter Frisch, Milan Stitt and Greg Lehane (head of CMU drama, directing and playwriting, respectively), and managed by Daniella Topol, who is leaving her current position at City Theatre. Originally called the CMU Showcase of New Plays, the program was founded by Don Marinelli in 1987 and led by playwright Frank Gagliano from 1989 until he resigned last September. Some assumed that because Gagliano was so closely identified with the showcase, this would signal the end of its 12-year run. But Frisch said then, "This is a chance to examine the program from the ground up," to determine what CMU most wants to do with its summer time and space. The resulting New Plays Project differs in some respects from the showcase but is similar in many. In this first year, there will be three major productions, each outfitted with a professional director and cast who will work with the playwright for two weeks and then offer three public staged readings 8 p.m. Fridays and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays with the audience invited to provide feedback to director, playwright and cast. Frisch says that the plan will be to stage only plays that come sponsored by a theater that is planning to stage them in the year ahead. "We'll partner with theaters around the country doing new work, offering to workshop scripts they like and we like that are going to be done the following year. We hope to have about 10 to 12 partner theaters." There will also be a slot set aside for an alumnus of the CMU play-writing program. . The three shows this summer should grow to four the year after. In many cases,, directors will be part of the package proposed by the theaters. Equity actors will be featured, as in the past. Continuing another tradition, there will also be a Monday night series of more informal readings. This summer's schedule: July 2-3: William Kovacsik, "Slice of Immortality" (alumni slot). Fed up with corrupt Athenian society, the aging Euripides encounters a follower, wealthy aristocrat, former lover, Aristophanes and God. July 17-17: Keith Adkins, "Wilber-force (New York Theatre Workshop). A spiritual turning point in the lives of a free colored family in 1856 Greene County, Ohio. July 31-Aug. 1: Kate Miora Ryan (book & lyncs), Kim Sherman (music), "Leaving Queens" (Julia Miles and The Women's Project). A musical exploration of a lost Irish immigrant history. Monday Night Series (July 12-Aug. 2, dates to be assigned): Kourtney Rang, "Happily Ever What?"; Andrea Lepcio, "Eclipse"; Denise Pullen, "Phone Noir"; Drew Sachs, "I to My Friends." ARTHISTORY NOTES A reception from 12:30 to 1 p.m. tomorrow will open the first Indiana University of Pennsylvania Fine Arts Festival, which is free to the public. Events, including performance, theater and art exhibitions, continue until 10 p.m. Artists will host open studios from 1 to 5 p.ra For information call 724-357-2530. The Carnegie Museum of Art Board has elected five new members: Eliza Smith Brown, corporate director of communications for Burt Hill Kosar Rittleman Associates; William S. Dietrich II, chairman of Dietrich Industries Inc. and president of the Mallard Fund; Jane Haskell, Pittsburgh artist; William E. Hunt, president and CEO of the Elmhurst Corp.; and James R, Johnson, president and CEO of the Russell Standard Corp., Bridgeville. , . Representatives from the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission will seek public input for the state Historic Preservation Plan for the 21st century at a public meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. May 19 at Manchester Citizens Corp. on Brighton Road. The commission sees this as a way to prepare for the future by identifying important buildings, neighborhoods or even objects that should be saved for posterity. They want people to participate in a review of a draft of the plan. Reservations are not necessary. For information: Cathy Broucek at Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, 412-471-5808. . t u y - i John HellerPost-Gazette The Banana family, from left: John Zarra Jr., Donny Zarra, Judy Zarra and Johnny Zarra at their club in 1995. Banana rocks, but not around the clock SATURDAY FROM PAGE D-l cred Reich. What little wall space left is covered by neon Budweiser, Coors Light and Miller signs. Johnny Banana is seated at the bar lit up with a lonely string of green lights. He is wearing all black fike the band, but he is looking more like your uncle than a metal-head. He does a play-by-play of the band. "Unknown is not the word for it. I don't think tney know each other." Then he turns serious: "They are a good metal band. But Pittsburgh is not a metal town." You won't get any argument from the band about Pittsburgh being a tough place to play heavy-metal music. "It's very hard to be an original band," says Untamed bass player Rob Perrone. Everyone is trying NOW 5H0WING NO PASSES 700 COUCH no, B35-77QO CRANBERRY MALL 778-3111 FBEEPORT RO. B26-1960 SQUIRREL HILL WIUIN6 M0NR0EVIUE Mcknight ro. 935-SBB5 ROBINSON TWP. 787-5788 SI iii.iii.iin.nrii BTE. 51 SOUTH WATERWORKS MALL 764-1408 665-0500 7QO SOUTH HILLS VILLAGE STADIUM S3 1 UTRAPM3T (Pt-1 3)' Bl.- M ti tcnev .... 1 1 Jt, UQ, ...... . 4a, m, Ms, vn,m !0U KAIEB H 1, t10, ta. 7J8, t LOST AID F0DKI(PH1)'B.,.. 415,7:20, ISO UFIR)n .-...1.11, 3S0, 75, W5 HEVBt KB I0SSEB (?6-1 Ja.. 1:45, 4:10, 715, t35 OUT Of TtWrKESS (Pt-13)EnBB W5, t20, 5JS, 7:30, t40 lirillBIMrEU0OTrNP(1IBEBI MO, 431, 7:10, 130 THE MATRIX (BIEBSSM 1fll, MO, 710, 9:55 .jnLY7jTHisrB)Krja. 1:15, m, m, mo 8 3 3 3 3 III ROUTE 19 MX. LEBANON 60R)EX... Jffi, til, 720, 9:35 J10,tn,7,9A MO PUSHHRTMCR) GOOSBYE L0VT3R (R) D(HS 1 ST MOVIE (8) SB.., ..1:00, 3A0, 00, 730 J;40,t30,7:1i,!a unBSUirow...... FORCES Of WTllR(PS-1!KnBB ...ia,t(0,7:1G,9 SHUESPEUE I LOVE D'B. WO, 420, 7:00, 9:35 I ROUTE B.O NORTH ENTRAPMENT (Hr1)CIB... ,130, 420, 7), 140 IDLE HANDS RI V CD . ,.-.1:1", 3:10, 5:10, 725, 935 LOST HO FOUHD (P8-13GB.,.. 125, 410, 710, 9:25 PUSHOK IH (A) mitm iihi tiiiiiiHiil!flOi 3i45) 7i15) 930 UFEREIB 4:10,7:30,455 NEVER BEE HISSED N-1S . 1:10, 4:15, 715, 920 THE OUT-HF-TOWMERS (PG-1 3 115, 320, 520, 720, 920 THE MATRIX (R) 1KB, 4)35, 710, 145 RT. SI PLEASANT HILLS ENTHAPMEITT PC-1))EIB... 110,320,720,155 315, 515, 725, 140 120,420,710,150 110, 145, 710, 140 1:45,415, 710, 140 1, 420, 720, 145 320,520,720,020 .......125,3:45,725 ,115,415,710,145 150 LOST AND FttMT (P6-11)135. pusKmTnrR). UFE(fl)frB. NEVER SEEN NSSEO (PS-tl)CB... THE0UT-0f-T0mEFS(P6-13t3!, ,1.15, 10 TMIHBS 1 HAn ABOUT VOU (PS-IS)., THE MATRIX (R)EIB FORCES OF NATURE (P6-1 S) I CENTURY SQUARE PLAZA ft SMM R ............ .1:10, 3:45, 710, 145 ! THfitnnsoauim-. 320. mb iiitimvui nf iiHtfiiiiiiiiiim iiW mv iimii w THE RAGE (R) 1:30,410,7:30,1010 0EEPE Of THE OCtAIIPS-l!)' ..1:21,410, 7 930 A SIMPLE PUN m 1:35,420,715,140 SAVIN PRIVATE RT AN REIB......110, 4:30, IK NAKUK NED OEVWE (P6) 120,520,720 MESSAtE M A BOTTLE (K-1lj.1:19, 310, 7.10, 140 I 'jiy I BUST FROM THE PAST (PS-13) 10, 4.00. 7-30, 10.-X I njTh jPffillCEOFECmPS' 120,4,11,720,130 I 111 3 j TOO GOT MAI. PB)' 1:10,310,710,130 Li'iil I PATCH ABAMS IPB-131' 110. 145, 7:10. 10K) i)j.f;l..JWAiA.VAmiH -: f : 4;.! i " ' - . f : . ,. .- i. ; , v " ' to do that Rusted Root thing. Plus, people are staving away, they say, because a big national act is playing at Metropol this night. The $5 cover charges are not exactly pouring in. But always glad to pay is Guy Zappa, the 58-year-old father of Untamed guitarist Damon Zappa, a tall thin musician with a famous rocker last name he's trying to live up to. Guy is here with his video camera. He is wearing earplugs, but you won't hear this nice dad complain about the ruckus in the basement of his Scott home during the band's practice sessions. "I am from the '60s. I like rock 'n' roll. I think it is better than rap." Johnny Banana goes to the back room and shows off the music-inspired, edgy paintings that an artist painted while an industrial band played at his club a few years ago. THE CUT CF TGHRS(pg-i3) 7:30, 9:30 -rtiuis ar mrthhe irs-iii 115.315.s15. mmi Tll$ 111 100.300.5 00.7 00. 'HI tf TOWDIIS (N-131 1:00. 3 00 5 00. 7 15, tlAXESPMIE iH lOVE (I) 1:15.3 30.7 00. TWIN mum (P6-131 SMMSrUM III LIVE ill II III tin eunnuiH uuiuu n mi mm miT m msm 9 mntmunmutuu f1 fii Check out our website t I MOVIESCOOP.COM I . ENTRAPI4SNT (PGH3) DIGITAL I" 11:55 2:05 4:Z0 7:06 :15 I . DIE HANDS (R) DIGITAL TV 12:10 2:15 4:30 7:35 40 PUSHMGTIN (R) 1:45 2:20 4:50 7:15 9:40 1 12:05 2:10 4:15 7:20 9:20 LFE (R) 12:00 2:25 4:45 7:10 9:30 DIGITAL THE MATRIX (R) 12:30 4:00 7:00 9:35 A WALK ON THE MOON (R) DIGITAL 12:15 2:30 4:40 7:45 9:50 COOKE'S FORTUNE (PG-1 3) 12:25 2:40 5:00 7:40 9:5 DIGITAL ANALYZE THE (R) 11:55 9:25 NEVER BEEN KISSED (PG-1 3) 11:60 2:00 4:25 7:30 9:4S 10 THINGS IHATE ABOUT YOU (PG-1 3) 2:35 4:55 7:25 DIGITAL ni,1,liM1,-i- I i lULt MANU5 (KJ W 12:40 3:00 5:10 7:20 9:45 DIGITAL LOST AND FOUND (PG-1 3) DIGITAL 12:30 2:45 5:05 7:25 9:50 PUSHING I IN (HJ 1:10 4:15 7:OS 9:40 12:0O 2:25 4:50 7:15 9:40 DIGITAL THE OUT OF TOWNERS (PG-1 3) 1:00 3:OS 5:15 7:40 9:45 DIGITAL 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (PG-1 3) 2:50 5:00 7:SO 9:50 STEREO DOUG'S FIRST MOVIE (G) 12:15 P.M. ENTRAPMENT (P8-13) 5:05 7:35 9:55 DIGITAL NEVER BEEN KESED (PG-1 3) 5:20 7:30 9:45 STUMIWStlTTIVO THE MATRK (R) 4:00 7:00 9:40 STADIUM SEAITttO ANALYZE THIS (R) 6:00 7:25 9:50 STADIUM SFJ3TN0 SHAKESPEARE H LOVE (R) 4:30 7:05 9:30 DIGITAL Work hotter than a mnoie, and you won't lust- li rx-iwti-n Ihc cui:h rushlonft. TV Vet'k. evt-ry Sunday in the Pos(-iatUi. UtilJurpl wf OnhiHi 7:00,9:15 715 9:30 mwmmw CARMIKE CINEMAS CARMIKE 10 700 Couch Hi (4121835-7700 CINEMA CHESWICK Cneswck (7241 362-7755 CARMIKE CINEMAS CRANBERRY 8 Cramwiy Mai (724)772-31 11 m CINEMA SHOWCASE EAST WHUWMonroewtt (412) 8244424 m CINEMA SHOWCASE NORTH McKrogN Rd. (724) 935-5885 CALL THfATRE OR CHFCK DIRFCTOHV FOR SHOWTIMFS Q3 " 1 The paintings, he says, are good. But the industrial band, whose name will be withheld to protect fragile musicians' egos, was "horrifying," he says. "They should have a law. Like they have gun control. They should only sell instruments to people who know how to play them." At 12:30 a.m., Johnny Banana tells the band it's time to call it a night. As Untamed tears down its gear and the customers drift out into the darkness, Johnny Banana says the music would have gone on until 2 a.m. if the place had been rocking and rolling like it has on some Saturdays past. "They would have played until the cows come home or the cat called the cops." mt kia& -am nam mra m u- S4.25-ALL SHOWS BEFORE 6 P.M. IDLE HANDS (R) 6:40, 7:40, 9:40 EHTRAPMENT PS-13) .,5:35,7:35,9:35 PUSHIN6 TIM (R) 6:30, 7:45, 10:00 MATRIX (R),. -5:00, 7:30,10:00 $4.2S-ALL SHOWS BEFORE 6 P.M. .,5:45,7:30,9:40 -50,7:35,9:30 .5:25,7:25,9:35 -5:30,7:40,9:45 .,5:40,75,9:50 -5:35,1:45,9:55 nOSTIFOUHD(lt-IJ). APULT7E THIS (R) UFE IS BEAUTIFUL (P6-13) UFE(R), COOKIES FORTUNE (PG-1 Mm CCOKIES FORTUNE (PG-13),,, G0DSAIDHA(PS-)3) WJKIHGHFJOtilNE(PE) .,5:30,7:40,9:40 ,.5:25,7:30,9:35 .,5:15, 1:15, 9:15 .5:20,7:25,9:30 UtALY2ETHIS(R) EVERY WED. ALL SHOWS $1.00 3 UFE IS BEAOTIFUL (P6-13) FORCES OF NATURE (Pt-13). .7:05,9:05 .7:00,9:00 Wiii ton. NO NSiiS Ot MCOWI Of Ut WD ON THESE fUHHiS FEATURE TIMES FOR TODAY ONLY MMM www.nationol-omusements.com BARGAIN MATINEE ALL SHOWS STARTING BEFORE 6PM NO PASSES m EQilimO PARIiNAY HST Ml 14, BUS. RTt H WIWKS.MOWOtYLli 824k44i4 271-9000 ENTRAPMENT (ON J SCREENS) 1151454154457157459401010 PO-1S IDLE HANDS 1 30 330 530 730 945 P LIFE(ON2SCHEENS)13O3004l5515700730925 950 THE MATRIX ION 2 SCREENS) 10O 215 400 500 700 745 945 FOOLISH115315515715915 P LOST A FOUND 100 930 PO-13 NEVER BEEN KISSED 1250 305 520 740 1000 PO-U 1 0 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU 1 10 315 520 725 PO-11 DOUG'S FIRST MOVIE 1245 O PARKWAY WEST I RTE. 60 767-5788 923-2760 ENTRAPMENT (ON 2 SCREENS) 1161454154457157459401010 PO-M IDLE HANDS 130 330 530 730 945 THE MATRIX (ON 2 SCREENS) 100215 400 500 700 745 945 LIFE IMS JUU 515 3U 950 LOST A FOUND 300 510 930 PO-13 NEVER BEEN KI8SEO 1250 3055207401000 PO-1I THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS 120 320 520 720 920 PO-13 10 THINOS I HATE ABOUT YOU 1 10 315 520 725 PO-13 ANALYZE THIS 100 315 530 750 1005 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE 200 430 700 925 FORCES OF NATURE 1255 720 PO-13 00 955 DOUG'S FIRST MOVIE 1245 MCKNIGHT RD.. McCANDLESS 412-931-1IIf)24-935-5Ut . ENTRAPMENT (ON 2 SCREENS) 115 145 415445 7157459401010 PO-13 IDLE HANDS130 330 530 730945 THE MATRIX (ON 2 SCREENS) 100 215 400 500 700 74S 945 P LIFE 145 JUU S15 3U 950 LOST A FOUND 1 10 930 pa-11 NEVER BEEN KISSED 1250 305 520 740 1000 PO-13 THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS 120 320 520 720 920 PO-13 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU 315 520 725 PO-13 ANALYZE THIS IOO 315 530 750 1005 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE 200430 700925 DOUG'S FIRST MOVIE 1245 NORTHWAY MALL 367-1593 FORCES OF NATURE515715915 GO 531) ?30 930 WAKING NED DEVflNE 510710910 BABY GENIUSES 500 700 MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE 445 705 935 ED TV 525 940 CRUEL INTENTIONS 925 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN 430 730 PAYBACK 520 720 920 OCTOBER SKY 740 1 1 l'i i at) : l--ffi-fl'i ? i F Ki-i'M m m P BlmM i M El! I NOW SHOWING CtNEMAGIC QD CINEMA MANOR SHOWCASE WEST SqunmH (412) 422-7729 RobroonTwp, (412) 787-5788 CARMIKE CINEMAS H SOUTHLAND 9 9 Rl 51 SouDl (412) 65M500 H CINEMA 3 WATERWORKS E WcmoiksMlll412) 784-1402 D Pauly Shore gives his heart to role as principal for a day By Steve Carney Los Angeles Daily News "Weasel. Weasel. Weasel," the students chanted as they followed their principal en masse Friday at Canoga Park High in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley and not one of them got in trouble. They were trailing Pauly Shore, comedian from movies and MTV fame, who was one of 200 volunteers in a districtwide Principal for a Day program. The arrangement with the Los Angeles Unified School District had entertainment industry figures and business and community leaders becoming part-time educators, taking attendance, supervising lunch and visiting classes. "There were all these Spanish kids in Spanish class," Shore said. "They're bored. They all know it. Of course they're going to get an A on every test. I said, 'Leave. Bring back some French kids.' " The idea behind the program is to create partnerships between influential people and public schools, said Eiko Moriyama, director of the LAUSD Adopt-a-School program. Some volunteers follow up with donations of money or equipment about $15 million a year, she said. Others send employees back to the school to lend technical expertise or mentor students, or have the children visit their businesses on field trips. That way the students can see how their lessons translate to real-life jobs, she said. Volunteers from the local media, universities, Dreamworks SKG, Salomon Smith Barney, GTE, MTV the Hamilton United Methodist Church and various other organizations participated. Monday, May 3 For info: 41 2-bHA-41 1 1 The School of Flesh (France) Mon-Thuis8;00 Affliction (Oscar Winner) Mon-Thurs 7:30 choreography by Ben Benedum Center. ST lf -vi. discounts, call A i i . "i'5 I IYIE ISIRE If BESTINCTION, I IlLTIMiTE EXPEraCi WITH Itf mmmm ii -Esinn " in rmm 'Tt'rt 3 p H T SEUfl III lIIIHlvitNii IllNE! SEI1S JSilSIE llf SiiiS B1DS, III, Mini an iii ffip wmm ifltiiflisi tne HUT BilllliSND El fllEISlS WITH SfEOil EVENT lUIINl INI YtlEVni M NOW T8 ii 15 13! 6DI lllll OPENING- ON JSNE 111 IN NORTH YffiSflUlfS ! EEC 1 r-n t j tl ffl W wai VMUinij ! in. up in I ..umi.-.y. imuiiiil W : ' i;;vi-:' ,i. V , ':c ?'"7 f:'H:.'. - tlifiinum iii i I'mViii-irl rii ii.. .,. , i,,f(i 'fl-tet f ', ' -, . " " "v t ' tii,' : , - ' Z- t I" 4 ! V A... ' , ; f - If ? : . j i n i' T. ' V V ' Pauly Shore "I like to go right for the kids that no one ever talks to." As Shore breezed through Canoga Park High, star-struck students shouted, "Hey, buuuddy." and called for "the weasel," Shore's catch phrase and nickname from earlier in his career. "I wish they would listen to me as much as they listen to him," said the school's real principal, Denny Thompson. "He's been really good listening to what the kids have to say, all kidding aside. Kids really open up to him." Shore, star of "Encino Man," "In the Army Now" and "Bio-Dome," said classmates at Beverly Hills High School picked on him before he graduated in 1986, so Friday he focused on the kids at the margins. "I like to go right for the kids that no one ever talks to. Once you talk to them and kind of make them laugh, that's all they really need," Shore said. "I have an understanding of where they're coming from, how sad a lot of them are. That gets to me." FORCES OF NATURE (FS11) 5:25,7:25,9:25 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (I) 5:10,8:10 OCTOBER SKY (PO) 7:35,9:35 BABY GENIUSES (P0) 5:40 ANALYZE THIS ( 5:30,7:30,9:25 Stevenson music by Joseph Horoviti symphony in C choreography by George Balanchine music by Georges Bizet fibeneoum Xenter 1412.456.6666 or visit the Tickets start at 13. 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