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Page 8-Friday, February 12, 1982-The Michigan Daily

U:M Department of Theatre and Drama
eme Your Life
A play by William Saroyan
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Radio Free Ann Arbor
WCBN's Third Annual On-The-Air
Fundraiser began yesterday. The
student-run non-commercial radio
station is in dire need of funds due
to shrinking budget allocations. The
fundraisergis a necessary part of
keeping the station operating at
current levels. Replacement and
improvement of broadcasting and
recording equipment is one of the
station's major projects for 1982.

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POWER CENTER
Feb. 10-13, 8p.m., Feb. 14, 2p.m.
Tickets at PT P in the Michigan League, 764-0450

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suaders, The Urbations, Trainable,
and Mike Gould and the Gene Pool
Band. The Bash, which will be held
from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Michigan
Union Ballroom, will include a cash
bar.
Listeners pledging $4 or more will
be admitted free, and it will also be
possible to pay at the door. And for
those who prefer to stay home Sun-
day night, WCBN plans on broad-
casting the Bash live, in stereo.
Theater
William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize
winning play, The Time of Your
Life, is running through the
weekend. See the review on page
seven. For more information, call
764-0450.
Quiet Revolutions
Theatre
University senior Loren Hecht's
original drama, Jelly-Filled. . . A
Portrait of a Paranoia, plays at the
Canterbury Loft (332 S. State)
Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m.
Hecht and Judy Milstein star in this
multi-form look at a very unusual
young woman.
-compiled by Michael
Huget and Ben Ticho.

'Love' doesn't
cover emotions

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touring-Monsters, State, Ragnar
Kvaran, to name a few-we've created
The StateHouse to keep the community
informed of the footnotes of pop history
in the making. It's something for the
students to write home about."
Yet, The StateHouse does not want to
remain an exclusive R'N'R club. "Not
only do we want to hit the front lines
R'N'R, but we're battling the cause of
unexposed dancers, film-makers, and
other local artists to survive," Tendler
continued. "We're seeking out that
talented, struggling student or com-
munity artist who may give up before
he makes that great movie beacuse he
has nowhere to show it."
Community support is the
StateHouse's lifeline, because none is
yet backing it up. The venture has
gained great sustenance from the rock
scene and various other volunteers.
Fun Productions, the structural
backbone of StateHouse, is calling on
Ann Arbor's resources, skills, and
finances to help paint, build furniture,
set up sink and lights, distribute
posters, and decorate. They encourage
the public to attend their brainstorming
meetings.
To offset their money woes-they
barely break even-the owners are
utilizing their colossal, wooden stage
and fine house P.A. system for bands to
rehearse to the tune of $15 an hour. Orin
Buck, graphic artist and bassist for

Sewers of Paris, is setting up a classic
art gallery paying homage to their 18-
foot ceilings and seemingly endless
wallspace: Buck is seeking Ann Arbor
artists who wish to exhibit.
Another enterprise is tapping the
current video Music TV craze, taping
bands at the place. The Cult Heroes,
recently taped by Monsters drummer
John Crawford, now have a prospect of
appearing on MTV.
Battling '80s economics and the
tumultuous weekend weather
scene has not stopped the StateHouse
from drawing crowds of 50-200 per
show. "With all ages admitted,
everyone's staying cool, with no city
complaints," Tendler said.
Tendler also wants to expand the
musical fare to Detroit and out-of-state
bands. He is presently connecting with
Detroit blues bands, such as Mitch
Ryder, L.A. Dead Kennedys, and
Boston's Mission of Burma.
The weekend shows will celebrate the
Cult Heroes' single, which can be heard
on the airwaves from Cincinnati to
Atlanta. The Heroes will join forces
tonight with Detroit Dead 80s and Ann
Arbor's Service band. Saturday night's
show will feature Dead 80s, Sewers of
Paris, and Nonfiction.
The StateHouse will open its doors
both nights at 8 p.m. Bands will start
perorming at 9 p.m. Admission is $3.50
Friday and $2.50 Saturday.

By Richard Campbell
H OLLYWOOD COMES out of the
closet with the release of Making
Love, a romance of a different sort,
starring Michael Ontkean, Kate
Jackson, and Harry Hamlin. The dif-
ference is that instead of the two men
fighting over the woman, one of the
men makes a choice between man and
woman.
Perhaps not so surprisingly, you
would be hard pressed to find a more
inoffensive, quiet movie about such a
potentially controversial subject. There
may have been films made before this
that dealt with a similar topic, but none
could deal so passively with
homosexuality as Making Love.
The film opens innocently enough as
we watch Ontkean and Jackson move
out of their apartment into a new house.
Ontkean is a doctor with a growing
practice in Southern California, and
Jackson is a rising TV executive. What
more could any husband and wife
want? -
. Well, it seems that Ontkean has been
having certain desires that just aren't
getting fulfilled in the old-fashioned in-
stitute of heterosexual marriage. He
visits a gay bar, eyes the occasional
male passer-by, and generally gets to
thinking about the other side of the coin.
Enter Hamlin, a gay writer living
alone, who becomes a patient under On-
tkean's care and is there when On-
tkean needs to talk to a sympathetic
male about his feelings.
How these feelings are handled in the5
film is problem number one. Ontkean is
never developed into a strong charac-
ter. We simply see him as a successful
person with a good marriage, who sud-
denly drops into the local gay bar. If
somehow we could learn a little bit
more about his background, his sudden
actions would be better understood. -
We shouldn't be shown the 'cause' of
his homosexuality. But more should;
have been written about his character
just for the sake of plot development.
Some information on Ontkean's life
during his seven-year marriage, and
even before that, could have greatly
helped the believability of the story.
Problem number two has to do with a
basic decision of the writer Barry San-
dler. He set out to tell a very positive
story, to break down the traditional
romantic notions of love that have been
ingrained in our consciousness, par-
tially through the help of movies. But he
has supplanted the simplistic, romantic
ideas with an even more simplistic
idealism that makes the natural style of
the film improbable.

Kate Jackson n
At the end of the movie (and to make
this point I'm going to have to reveal
the not too surprising ending), Jackson
and Ontkean are doing just fine. It ap-
parently was no big deal to chance your
sexual persuasion in mid-stream, or to
have lost your husband to another man.
Sandler told me, "The ending is very
impprtant to the statement I wanted to
make." To be sure, it is a very positive
view of the situation. But in creating
such a positive angle, a certain amount
of verisimilitude is destroyed.
Arthur Hiller, the director, has again
handled a simple story with tact and
patience. In spite of the constraints of
the script, he handles the delicate sub-
ject matter, well . . , delicately. San-
dIer's script includes individual
monologues spoken straight into the
camera and voice-overs to put you into
the minds of these emotionally torn
apart people-except the insights
aren't that gut-wrenching.
The best scenes in the movie are the
ones which show Jackson and Ontkean
as he is leading up to telling her what is
going on. She knows that something is
wrong, but he sits quietly, staring ab-
sently, deep in thought.
Ontkean's final explanation Ito
Jackson was a very difficult scene-to
shoot. He said, "We just couldn't get
that. We went back on four different oc-
cassions to get it right." Jackson said,
"There were so many choices...there
was no end to what a person could feel:'
However, the script just doesn't ex-
plore these feelings to any depth. The
audience is left thinking, for the most
part, just what did we watch for the
past two hours? Hiller's direction is so
competent that you won't really notice
the absence of emotion in Making Love.
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