THE SMALL SCREEN
Detroit Public Television-Channel 56
screens a new adaptation of Russian
Jewish writer Boris Pasternak's Dr.
Zhivago 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 (Part I),
and 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 (Part II).
This film adheres more closely to
Pasternak's original text than the 1965
David Lean classic. Check your local
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra
introduces young listeners to traditional
concert openers in Young People's
Concerts 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 1, at Orchestra Hall. $10-$26.
Youtheatre presents the Actors'
Company in a production of The
Wizard of Oz 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1-2,
at Southfield's Millennium Theatre. $8
advance/$10 at the door. (248) 557-
The Loren B. Fischer Cultural Arts
Series at Temple Beth El presents musi-
cal duo Gemini, accompanied by the
Good Mischief Band, 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 2, in the temple's
Handleman Hall. Free and open to the
community/reservations not required.
THE ART SCENE
The Michigan Guild's Holiday Art
Show, featuring the work of 130 juried
artists including Carole Berhorst, Marcy
While we may be relieved finally to
be in on his clever premise, what begins
with almost frustrating subtlety takes
on an unbecoming blatanc-y. One does
wonder what might have been if
Shanley, with restraint, had taken his
creative notion even further.
Still, in delivering Dirty Story's mes-
sage, its actors shine: Loren Bass' Brutus
is wily or wounded as called upon; even
the most tangled lines purr from his
mouth, his movements seem preternat-
urally cat-like. Phil Powers oozes irre-
pressible charm as crazed Frank, all
heart, no head, pure emotion's main line
freely and deftly tapped. Shelly Gaza
shifts from victim to vamp-villain with
Gillian Eaton's direction is taut, clear-
ly a unifying force. Betsy Rhodes does a
yeoman job with sound design. One
trifling -wish: Since projected images
Feldman, Stan Megc1n11 and more, takes
place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11
a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1-2, on the
Oakland Community College Orchard
Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills. $3.
Huntington Woods artist Lynne
Avadenka of Huntington Woods evokes
Sept. 11 in Aftermath, a group of mixed
media works on display through Jan. 25
at Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion Museum in New
York City. Artist's reception: 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 6. (212) 824-2205.
Birmingham Temple presents its
juried art show Friday-Sunday, Nov. 7-
9, at the temple in Farmington Hills.
Hours are 7-10:30 p.m. Friday (opening
night gala reception; $15) and 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Saturday and Sunday (free). (248)
Sponsored by the Jean and Samuel
Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the
University of Michigan, leading scholars
of Judaica will gather for Jewish
Literatures and Cultures — Context
and Intertext, a two-day conference
running Sunday-Monday, Nov 2-3, at
the Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher St., in
Ann Arbor. The conference will explore
how Jewish culture is expressed today
and how it is rooted in surrounding cul-
tures. Novelist/essayist Jonathan Rosen
delivers the keynote address 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 2. All lectures are free and
open to the public. Info: (734) 615-
play such a strong supporting role in
Dirty Stoly, Monika Essen's scenery
might have allowed for an even more
pronounced, center-staged screen.
Though Dirty Story as a script is far
from flawless, true theater is about cre-
ating experiences for an audience, ones
that provoke, stimulate, taunt and,
most of all, linger.
If those are the agreed-upon criteria,
Dirty Story delivers, with an unabashed-
ly Off- Broadway flavor. So much so
that rather than trickling out into a
West Bloomfield night after it ends, it's
as if you might emerge instead onto an
inky Manhattan street. Li
JET's production of Dirty Story
runs through Nov. 23 at the
West Bloomfield JCC. (248)
Ceci, Freda, Bill, Meredith, David, Julie, Lauren,
Peter, Sandy, Amy, Julie, Steve
David Klein Gallery
Estate & Antique Jewelry
Preview Party: Friday, November 7th, 5-9 pm
November 8th from 11 — 5:30 pm
THE AMERICAN SCENE
Paintings and works on paper
from the 1930s and 1940s
November 1—January 17, 2004
Saturday, November 1, 1-4 pm
163 TOWNSEND BIRMINGHAM MI 48009
TELEPHONE 248.433.3700 FAX 248.433.3702
HOURS: MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 1 1 - 5:30