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Page 10-- The Michigan Daily- Friday, December 9, 1988

'Dreams really
can come true'

I

Twins

is one of a kind

BY CHERIE CURRY
REMEMBER when Jiminy Cricket sang the timeless tune, "When You
Wish Upon A Star" to Pinocchio? Remember when he promised him that
dreams do come true?
It's probably just a childhood memory now, but wouldn't it be great to
be a part of Pinocchio's magical world just one more time - to recollect
the woodcutter named Gepetto who longs for a real live son, and whose
dream is realized when his wooden puppet, Pinocchio, comes to life, then
sets off to discover a world of fantasy of adventure?
Well, now you can, when this whimsical fairy tale goes into its first
performance tonight.
The presentation of Pinocchio is a cooperative venture of three theater
groups utilizing the best of their talents and creativity but don't expect
them to put on a performance emulating the classic cartoon production.
Their presentation will incorporate many styles of theater. The characters
of Fox and Cat will be created using the famous half masks of the Com-
media dell' arte tradition. Many of the scenes will exist surrealistically, as
when Pinocchio tries to find Gepetto in the monster and as he walks
through the enchanted forest of living water sprites.
It promises to be visual and aural delight for audiences of all ages.
Much of the fun and realism of should come from audience participation.
Productions continue on, but sometimes memories don't. Come enjoy
this age-old story about truth, fairies, and dreams before you find yourself
completely forgetting that there ever was a wonderful wooden puppet
named Pinocchio.
Community High School Fine Arts Repertory Company (FARCO), Ann
Arbor Civic Theatre, and Young People's Theatre proudly present.
PINOCCHIO. Production dates are Dec. 9,10,11, 16,17, and 18. Friday
performances begin at 7 p.m. Saturday performances are at 2 p.m. and 7
p.m. Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m. Performances will be held at
.the Community High School Craft Theater, 401 N. Division. Tickets are
-.$5 for adults, $3 for children. Call 662-7282.

BY MARK SHAIMAN
AND TONY SILBER
If you thought that Felix and Oscar were an odd
couple, wait til you see Arnold Schwarzenegger and
Danny DeVito as they light up the holiday screens in
Twins, a hilarious, completely entertaining new
comedy by Ivan Reitman (Stripes, Ghostbusters).
Separated at birth, Julius (Schwarzenegger) and
Vincent (DeVito) are reunited for a rollicking ride of
laughs and surprises as they seek out their long-lost
mother.
Julius is the naive, virtuous, innocent big lug who
comes to the big city to find the twin brother he
never knew: slimy, despicable, ill-reputed Vincent
who has a family of large bruisers looking for him.
Julius was brought up in a South Pacific paradise
where he learned goodness. Vincent was brought up
in an orphandge where he stole the Christmas fund
and chased after his Biology teacher who happend to
be a nun. It's no wonder that laughs galore are in
store as Vincent teaches the inexperienced Julius the
ways of city life.
Twins has a slew of one-liners that capture the
comical mind of Ivan Reitman and the whole film
flows beautifully, especially for the first hour as the
scenes shift from Julius to Vincent and back, each
encountering another run-in with slapstick calamity.
At one point, Julius, walking through Hollywood,
comes to a Sylvester Stallone-Rambo III billboard,

flexes his muscles, and gives an unforgettable expres-
sion of smugness that must be seen to be appreciated.
Twins is a film that plays heavily on the visual,
especially because of the obvious physical differences
between the two characters.
Danny DeVito (Ruthless People) is his usual
charming self, bringing a dash of dirt and obnoxious-
ness to a role perfectly suited to his style. As for The
Terminator, the man who can't act or be understood,
Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a brilliant turnaround,
turning in a glittering perfomance in his first comedy
role. Rounding out the cast are Kelly Preston
(Spellbinder) and Chloe Webb (Sid & Nancy) who
play the sisters who romance the crazy twins.
In between the numerous laughs in Twins were
some minor problems. The serious scenes are gener-
ally bland and offset the impact of the excellent com-
edy. Some aspects of the story are not totally be-
lievable and are open-ended. But don't analyze Twins
'til it's blue; it's a film to be enjoyed, not thought
about.
Twins is a great comedy, one of the best this
year, and the exhuberence and zeal which Schwarz-
enegger and DeVito bring to the film carry it all the
way. It asks nothing of the audience and gives an
abundance of memorable comedy in these two terrific
perfomances. And believe it or not, it's rated PG.
Who ever said innocent comedies died with The
Muppet Movie?
TWINS opens today at Showcase and State Cinemas.

I

Notice the family resem-
blance? Nobody else does
either, but at least for the
purposes of Twins, D a n n y
DeVito and Arnold Schwarz-
enegger are brothers. Honest.

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H AVE you considered your career options
lately? How about your global options? Em-
powerment options? Spiritual options? There's
an Ann Arbor singer/dancer/artist who wants
you to consider all of your options - she's
Jesse Richards and she wants to help you re-
evaluate your barriers on Saturday night.
Comparisons to Meredith Monk, Laurie
Anderson, and Kate Bush abound in reference to
Richards' work. Performing "Earth dance," her
own mixture of African dance, jazz, and martial
arts, in concert with her voice - a three-octave
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voice that ranges from a whisper to a roar,
Richards delights her audience with an invigo-
rating experience.
Experimenting with a "multi-tracked vocal
loop" - a recording device that allows
Richards to record her voice on stage, she cre-
ates "voice scapes" - layerings of six or so
harmonies over one another. A performer on
the front line of this new concept in live per-
formance, Richards uses this device to create
music rich in texture and scope. Incapable of
compromise, Richards insists on small concert
hall performances where audience participation
is not only welcomed, but encouraged.
Richards has two recordings out right now,

JESSE RICHARDS will perform at Unitarian
Universalist Church, 1917 Washtenaw, to-
morrow night at 8 p.m. Tickets are$6 for
students and senior citizens, and $7, $8, or $9
at the door.
Friday and Saturday
NO COVER
until 11:00 p.m.
Come Early
and Party!
310 Maynard 994-6500

Raw Lights and To Every Heartbeat; a third
release, Earth Is Rising is due out at the end of
the month. Richards believes that these three
recordings exemplify the artistic and personal
growth she has experienced over the years. On
To Every Heartbeat, Richards enlisted some of
the best local talent, including Madcat Ruth
and Jason Boekeloo. Boekeloo will be appear-
ing with Richards on Saturday night during a
concert Richards hopes will "explode walls".

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Steven Scott Allen
Ibraheem Sulaiman Alshunnar
' Peter Jerome Annable
: Janet S. Basas
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Robert Albert Branch
2 Scott Gregory Bushman
a Michael Dwyer Byrne
- Jeffery T. Camp
. Phillip Michael Chapin
Hin-Fai Chau
t Grace Chiayu Chen
Jack Jay Chen
2 Chidambaram Alagappa Chidambaram
2 Michael S. Chisholm
Michelle Ann Churchill
Mitchell Adam Cohen
Adam H. Crotteau
Lawrence Huang De Los Santos

Craig Steven Freedman
Jonathan H. Friedman
Robert J. Gagnon
Michael Jay Goldberg
Nenad Gucunski
Christime Jennifer Hanon
Anneliese Dorothy Heiner
Douglas Michael Hockstad
Brian Henry James
Charles Stewart Jamsen
Jianming Jin
Anne L. Johnson
Eric Matthew Johnson
James E. Kilduff
Craig Alan Kovarik
Robert H. Kruse
Eric E. Kuelske
Teguh Kusmin
Gorman Kin-Fun Leung
Steven Andrew Leppard

Timothy C. Popp
Brian John Powers
Timothy P. Purwin
Parameswaran Ramanathan
Jane Anne Reminga
Yuval Roth-Tabak
Jeffery P. Rouleau
Randal Anthony Salvatore
Ken Sawatari
Miller H. Schuck III
Robert John Seppala
Marc Eisenzweig Sherwin
Julie Elaine Simmins
Darren A. Stevens
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