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spot, Steven and I tallied up the in-
justices we had been subjected to
during the ride: We were summarily
ignored, yelled at, and forcibly
pushed up against the car door.
"When I come home from college,"
I whispered to Steven, "when Mom
asks me to sit in the front seat with
her and Dad, I'll say no and sit in back
with you ... and we can talk, and I
won't answer anybody else's
We laughed and shook hands to seal
our plan of retribution.
Over six years later I was accepted
to the University of Michigan but
Steven and I still remembered our
plan. The day before I came home for
Thanksgiving break we discussed
details so that everything would run
The next day I packed up and took
the limo service to Detroit Metro Air-
port. I figured that the whole family
would be waiting for me at the gate at
Logan so they could see me as soon as
I got off the plane. With this in mind I
put on a suit jacket and slacks - that
would really impress Dad.
Forty-five minutes after my arrival
in Poston I sat watching a few
homeless suitcases revolving around
the baggage belt. Mom and Steven
walked in finally and Mom apologized
for being late - they were just
"Where's Dad?" I asked anxiously,
sure that he would be proud to
welcome a new man into the family.
"Waiting in the car or something?"
"No," my Mom answered with a
slightly puzzled look. "He's at work."
As we walked out to the car I winked
at Steven and contemplated how I
would explain to my mother that I
didn't want to sit in the front with her.
When we got to the car I threw my
luggage in the trunk. Pointing through
the window to a huge stack of her Ar-
chitectural Digest magazines which
covered a large portion of the front
seat, my mother said. "I've really got
to get rid of those. Maybe you and
Steve can help me put them away in
the basement." Then she opened the
car door, and in one swift, effortless
motion pushed the seat forward so
that I could get in back.
With that simple motion of the seat
died a plan that Steven and I had nur-
tured, boasted about, and built up in
our minds for over six years.
"So what the hell am I supposed to
eat," I said snidely. My Mom assured
me that there "might be leftovers in
the fridge, if your father hasn't eaten
them yet," and that I could "just pop
them into the microwave."
Even if I did have to make my own
dinner at least I'd get to sleep in my
own room and in my own bed for a few
days. Once we got home I ran my
suitcase up to my room. Larry Bird
posters and Sports Illustrated picture
collages had replaced the Budweiser
poster and map of Colombia that had
been hanging on my wall throughout
walked in and lay down on
"Hey Steve," I said. What's
these sports collages and
"I made them," he answered
proudly. "Why, don't you like
"If they're yours why the hell don't
you put them in your room," I
"This is my room," he answered.
Larry Manderville and his melodic
Main Street Comedy
Showcase- (996-9080)- Guitar play-
ing, laugh-making Bill Miller.
Mr. Flood's Party-(995-
2132)-Diverse compositions from
Fast Tracks, playing everything from
jazz to blues.
1133)-Detroit folk guitarist and
comedian Ron Coden.
The Nectarine Ballroom-(994-
5436) - WIQB DJs play modern dance
music for this Ronald McDonald
The Dining Room-University En-
Richard Oberlin directs University
students in A.R. Gurney's humorous
play depicting the disappearance of
the WASP culture. The cast of three
actors and three actresses handle 58
roles in this series of juxtaposed
scenes. The production begins at 8
p.m. at the Trueblood Theater, Frieze
Building. Tickets are $5-$8 in advance
at the box office in the Michigan
League and at the door. Call 763-5213
for more information.
Orpheus Descending-Ann Arbor
This Tennessee Williams play,
directed by Ala Faik, continues
tonight at 8 p.m. See Wednesday's
listing for further details.
Music at Mid Day-Michigan Union
University piano student Suzanne
Sheppard will present a recital of her
own compositions. The recital will
begin at 12:15 p.m. in the Michigan
Union Pendleton Room. Admission is
free. Call 763-5900 for more infor-
Before Stonewall (Greta Schiller,
Robert Rosenberg, 1985) AAFC
This documentary on gay lifestyles
focuses on the breakthroughs made on
the political front. MLB 4, 7 p.m., 9
Le Bal (Ettore Scola, 1983) MTF
Entertaining, though wordless and
plotless, examination of characters
shown through the medium of dancers
in a music hall. Mich., 7 p.m., 9:15
p.m., $3, $2.50/students, seniors.
Koyaanisqatsi (Geoffrey Reggio,
An intriguing, ponderous critique of
modern society developed through
purely cinematic terms. The music
score by Philip Glass transforms the
fascinating cinematography into an
opera of despair. Aud. A, 7 p.m., 9
Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1974) Hill St.
Cops on the take are no match for Al
Pacino's Serpico. When an atypical
policeman tries to stay clean in New
York City, he finds that there's no one
he can trust. Hill St., 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
at the Michigan Theater
8:00 FRIDAY, OCT. 18
Live in concert
ANN ARBOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Featuring pianist Barbara Nissman
8:00 SATURDAY, OCT. 19
PASSAGE TO INDIA (1984)
A small intimate story set against a large elaborate back-
drop. It's a story of people of different cultures-hurt by and
struggling against the mores of an unjust society.
3:30 SUNDAY, OCT. 20
Live in concert
ANN ARBOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
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THE FLAMINGO KID (1984)
An urban teenager (Matt Dillon) takes a job as a cabana boy
at a glitzy seaside country club during summer of 1963.
TUESDAY, OCT. 22
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