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er's, he and the guitarist had jammed
together for fun for the past few
years, and eventually the two began
writing songs. When Lapides left, he
was a natural choice to replace him.
Neff's entrance into the band has
also added a peculiar twist to their
beefed-up sound - like Fletcher,
Neff is a longtime bluegrass fan.
Whereas Fletcher only added the oc-
casional country lick to Lapides'
compositions, many of the pair's
new songs have a near-cowpunk feel
- and the band that once covered the
Dream Syndicate's "Burn" now has a
Johnny Cash tune in their repertoire.
This is not to say that an Oppo-
sums show is now a Headbanger's
Ball cum square dance. The band still
retains some of its folkish leanings
,and mixes in a lot of dreamy,
midtempo rock with its new sound.
One of the reasons the band chose
its name, Fletcher says, is the fact
that the reknowned marsupial is
ubiquitous in Washtenaw County -
,specially in the form of road pizza.
But don't be fooled; names aside, this
is one band with no intention of
playing dead.
THE OPOSSUMS (Folkminers plus
Mark) play Rick's tonight at 10 p.m.
;Cover is $2.

Rep Theater explodes
stereotypes in Babes

W ITH pen in hand, I waited pa-
tiently for what I anticipated would
be a "run-of-the-mill" University
student production. Figuring adjec-
tives like "delightful" and
"refreshing" can usually be applied
to the average performance, I began
jotting them down.
Moments later, in a burst of en-
thusiasm, about 20-25 actors sur-
rounded the audience. One female
actor shouted an abrasive "Fuck
you!" to her male cast members,
who retaliated appropriately with
chants of "Women are prudes!
Women are sluts!" I furtively
scratched out those previously pre-
pared adjectives.
Contrary to a standard play with a
plot and specific characters, the tal-
ented members of the Residence Hall
Repertory Theatre troupe engaged in
a volatile production which attacked
sexist stereotypes and "norms" of
today's world.
Entitled Babes and Biceps - Is

That All?, the production included a
coed cast who alternately acted out
different scenarios which all pointed
to a central theme: social stereotypes
have become so prevalent and
powerful that individual personalities
are easily obscured by socially de-
fined constraints of "male" and
One of the more outstanding ex-
amples of such sexism included a
scene where a "typical" man
(naturally attired in football equip-
ment and holding a machine gun)
and the "standard" woman (adorned
with a kitchen apron, and holding a
baby) were besieged by cast mem-
bers who shouted to the man and
woman respectively, "Take it like a
man!" or "Act like a lady!"
Their humorous satires attacked
advertisements whose sexism is so
subtle it often goes unnoticed. The
group also dealt with tragic issues
such as rape, where sexist stereo-
types account for such inequalities as
the presence of four rape crisis cen-
ters for women in Ann Arbor and the
absence of any such centers for men

(inferring that, as one actor con,
cluded, "Men don't need support").:
All the actors exhibited df
namism and sincerity comparable-to
their concern for the subject matter,
Amidst the hurled obscenities and
entertaining scenarios, a serick'"
message emerged: we cannot corn-
tinue to obey social stereotypes anrd
"blame the other sex" for unfir
judgements, but must instead wciA
to discover the individuals beneath'
the stereotypes that keep us all apart.


The Opossums (from left,
Sabo, and Marty Fletcher)
Rick's tonight.

Mark Neff, Tom Dunham, Randy
bring a new name and sound to


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assistant, University Record, 412 Maynard St. Asterisk (*) denotes events to which
admission is charged.
Canterbury House--Lesbian-gay male community open house, 8:45 pm, 218 N
Division. 665-0606.'
Shorin-Ryu Karate--Mtg, 7:30-8:30 pm, CCRB Rm 1200. 994-3620.
Taekwondo Club--Mtg, 6:30-8:15 pm, 2275 CCRB. Begins welcome. Call 662-
Tau Beta P/Alpha P1 Mu/Eta Kappa Nu--Math, Sci & Engr Tutoring, 8-11
p, 307 UGLI 8-10 pm, S Quad Dining Hall; 7-9 pm, Markley Lib; 8-10 pm,
Bursley Sd Lounge. 9944803.
Ctr Russian & E Europ Stds--Lee, C Samay, "Market Mechanisms & Worker's
Self-Management: Experiences in Hungary & Yugoslavia," 8 pm, Rackham E
Conf Rm. 764-0351.
*Unlv Musical Soc--Perf, "Mazowsze" 8 p, Hill Aud. 764-2538.
CEW--Lunch Discuss, "Challenges of Diversity for Returning Women Sdts," noon-
1:30 pm, Mich League Rms 4 & 5.
Ctr N East & N African Stds--Brown-Bag Lee, H Shadroui, "International Human
Rights Organizations & The Question of Palestine," noon, Lane Hall Commons;
Middle East Fac Sem, Y Tabbaa, '"Transformations in Islamic Architecture During
the Sunni Revival," 4 pm, Rackham W Conf Rm; Film, The Shadow of the West, 7
pm, Lane Hall Commons. 764-0350.
*U-M Flint--Comedy Connection, N Stulz & M Betterman, 8 pm, Univ Ctr
Brewery. 762-3431.
*HRD-Wkshp, "Preparing For Retirement" (Faculty), 6-9 pm, 1111 Kipke Dr. Reg
req. 764-7410.
Computing Ctr--Course in Rm 3001 SEB: Beginning Microsoft Word (IBM PC &
Compatibles), 1-5 pm; In 4212 SEB: Monday Programmers' Sem, 7-9 pm;
Beginning Microsoft Word Lec/Demo (Macintosh), 7-8:30 pm. Reg req 763-
Intl Ctr--European Travel Series, B Denman, noon- pm, 603 E Madison. 764-
Stds Religion/N East Stds--Lec, W Dever, "The Hykos & Their Capital at
Avaris: New Light on Ancient Palestine & Egypt in the Middle Bronze Age," 3
pm, 3050 Frieze Bldg.
Chemistry--Sem, B J Evans, "Solid State Chemistry of Electronic & Magnetic
Materials," 4 pm, Chem Rm 1200.
Sch Music--Piano Class, I Moravec, 6:30-8:30 pm, Recital Hall, 763-4726;
Handbell Ringers' Club, 4 pm, 900 Burton Tower. Music readers welcome. 764-
Soc Women Engr--Pre-Interview, EDS, 4:30-5:30 pm, 1200 EECS 763-2739.
Career Plan & Place--Wkshp, "MBA Investment: Decisions & Options," 4:10-5
pm, CP&P Conf Rm; Resume Writing For Education Sdts, 4:10-5 pm, 2346 SEB.;
Intro to Career Plan & Place, 4:30-5 pm, CP&P Lib; Interviewing Lec, 6-7:30 pm,
1250 CCRB; Employer Presentations: Macy's, 7-8 pm, Mich Union Kuenzel Rm;
The Prudential, 7-8:30 pm, Mich Union Welker Rm 764-7460.
Astronomy--Lee, J Goodman, "Hercules X-1: Ultra High Energy Pulsed Emission
with Anomalous Muons," 4 pm, 2038 Randall
Lesbian & Gay Rights Organizing Committee (LAGROC)--Mtg, 8 pm,
Mich Union Rm 3100. 763-4186.
Weis Lutheran Campus Ministry--Basics of Christianity Std, 8 pm, Mich
Union. 662-0663 or 761-6362.
Sports Club--Karate, 8:30-10 pm, CCRB Martial Arts Rm. 930-0025.
WCBN--Talk show, "Closets Are For Clothes," 6-7 pm, 88.3 FM 763-3500.
*MedSport--Smokeless System Class, 7-8 pm, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr Reg req.
Ecumenical Campus Ctr/Inti Ctr--*Lunch & Forum, D Shields, "Report From A
Recent Trip To Nicaragua," noon, 603 E Madison. 662-5529.
*HRD--Wkshps, "Supervisory Rights & Responsibilities Pt lI," 8:30 am-noon;
"Communication Skills For The New Supervisor," 8:30 am-noon; "Coping With
A Personal Loss," 7-9:30 pm; "The Funding World," 2-4:30 pm, 11I Kipke Dr.
Reg req. 764-7410.
Law Sch--Lec, A Bartlett Giamatti, "Americans & Their Games," 4 pm, Hutchins Hall
Rm 100.
Computing Ctr--Course in 4003 SEB: Basic Concepts of Local Area Networks,
8:30 am-12:30 pm; In 4212 SEB: Basic Concepts of Programming, 10 am-noon;
In 3001 SEB: MS-DOS Basic Skills, 9 am-noon; Using a Macintosh as a UMnet
Terminal VersaTerm, 10 am-noon; Microsoft Word Advanced Formatting &
Glossaries (Macintosh), 1-4 pm. Reg req. 763-7630.
Sch Music--Piano Class, I Moravec, 6:30-8:30 pm, Recital Hall; Symph Orchestra,
8 pm, Hill Aud. 763-4726.
CRLT--Wkshp, "Speaking Skills," 3:15-5:15 pm, 109 E Madison. Reg req. 764-
Turner Clinic--Volunteer/Staff Recognition Prog, 6:30-8 pm, Kellogg Eye Ctr.
EECS--Sem, G Rizzo, "Stochastic Optimization of Fuel Consumption & Emission in
S I Engines, 4 pm, 1200 SECS; E Soloway, "Programming-The New Shop Class,"
4:30 pm, EECS Rm 1303. 764-2138.
Soc Women Engr--Pre-Interview, Schlumberger, 6-8 pm, 1301 EECS; Turner
Construction, 6:30-8:30 pm, 1200 EECS. 763-2739.

Tau Beta Pi/Alpha Pi Mu/Eta Kappa Nu--Math, Sci & Engr Tutoring, 8-11
pm, 307 UGLI; 7-9 pm, Markley Lib. 994-4803.
Shorin-Ryu Karate--Mtg, 8:15-9:15 pm, CCRB Martial Arts Rm. 994-3620.
Lord of Light Lutheran Church--Bible std, 6:30-7:30 pm; Worship, 7:30-8 pm,
801 S Forest. 668-7622.
Pi Tau Sigma--100 & 200 level Mechan Engr, Math & Sci Tutoring, 1:30-4:30 pm,
GG Brown Sdt Lounge. 665-3509.
Taekwondo Club--Mtg, 6:30-8:15 pm, 2275 CCRB. Begins welcome 662-8637.
Men's Campus Club--Social for gay & bisexual male sdts, 9-11 pm, E Law Quad N
Section Cook Rm. 763-4186.
Zen Buddhist Temple--Yoga & breathing class, 9:30-11 am, 1214 Packard Rd.
U-M Dearborn--Film, U2: Rattle & Hum, 7:30 pm, Rec & Organiz Ctr 593-5390.
*Ofc6Major Events--Perf, "Sacred Music Sacred Dance," 7:30 pm, Rackham Aud.
763 -TKTS.
*HRD-Wkshps, "Improving Your Listening Skills," 8:30 am-noon; "Success As A
Leader," 8:30 am-noon; "Aids: Issues & Answers," 3-5 pm; "Women's
Empowerment Prog: Defending Yourself Against Assault," 5:30-9:30 pm, 1111
Kipke Dr. Reg req. 764-7410.
Law Sch--See Jan 31
Sch Music--Piano Class, I Moravec, 6:30-8:30 pm, Recital Hall; Orchestra/Arts
Chorale, 8 pm, Hill Aud. 763-4726.
Psychiatry--Conf, D Goldstein, "Stress-Induced Activation of the Sympathetic
Nervous System," 10:30 am, Child & Adoles Psych Hop Aud; Sem, "New
Techniques For Clinical Assessments of Sympathetic Activity," MHRI Waggoner
Conf Rm 1057. 764-9527.
Ctr Russian & E Europ Stds--Brown-Bag Lee, A Senkevitch, "Prospects for
Soviet-American Exchanges in the Arts," noon, Lane Hall Commons 764-0351.
Bioengr--Sem, L Rogers, "Three Dimensional Imaging in Nuclear Medicine," 4-5
pm, 1017 Dow Bldg.
CRLT--Wkshp, "Will That Be On The Final," 6:30-9 pm, 109 E Madison Reg req.
Nrsg History Soc--*Dinner, 6:30; Prog, C Easley, "Progressivism & The Rise Of
Public Health Nursing," 7:30 pm, 610 Hilton Blvd. 747-0191.
Mus Art--Lee, V Castagnacci, 12:15 pm, 525 S State. 764-0395.
Natural Resources--Lee, H Stanton, 'Third World Food Crisis," 1:30 pm, 1040
Dana Bldg. 763-6961.
Intl Ctr--Lec/Slide Show, J A Bailey & M Bailey, "A Fulbright Experience in
China," 7:30 pin, Rackham W Conf Rm, 747-2303; Std Abroad Wkshp, B
Denman, 4-5 pm, 603 E Madison. 764-9310.
Career Plan & Place--Conf, "Minority Students & Students with Disabilities," 10
am-4 pm, Mich League; Resume Writing Lee, 4:10-5:30 pm, 1040 Dana. 764-
Chemistry--Sem, D Seeger, "Fiber Optic Biosensors," 4:10 pm, Chem Rm 1200; T
Majid, 4 pm, Chem Rm 1300.
Soc Women Engr--Pre-Interview, Hewlett Packard, 5:15-7:15 pm, 1500 EECS.
Hillel Fdn--Prog, "Back in the USSR & Proverbial Human Suffering," 8 pm, 1429
Hill St. 769-0500.
Univ Lutheran Chapel--Choir Rehearsal, 7:30 pm; Devotion, 9 pm, 1511
Washtenaw. 663-5560.
*Rec Sports--Intro Kayak Clinic, 8-10 pm, NCRB Pool. Reg req 764-3967.
Women In Communications--Mtg, 7 pm, Mich Union Kuenzel Rm. 761-9742.
Counseling Svcs--Brown-Bag Lunch Discuss, "Friendship Or Romance, How Do
You Tell," noon-1 pm, 603 E Madison.
WAND--Mtg, 7 pm, 2209 Mich Union. 764-7754.
Sdts Objectivism--Video, "Debate 1984: Socialism or Capitalism, Which is The
Moral System," 7:30 pm, Sch Business Rm 1270. 996-4141.
Women's Stds--Grp support for Latino sdts, C Jose-Kampfner, 6:30 pm, 232D W
UAC--Dance wkshp for non-dance majors, 9 pm, Mich Union Ballnn 763-1107
*Mich League--Intl Night, Middle East, 4:30-7:30 pm, League Buffet.
Pi Tau Sigma--See Feb 1.
Sports Club--Karate, 8:30-10 pm, CCRB Martial Arts Rm. 930-0025.
*Zen Buddhist Temple--Intro Zen Meditation, S L Murray & V S Sunim, 6:30-
8:30 pm, 1214 Packard Rd. Reg req. 761-6520.
Tau Beta Pi/Alpha Pi Mu/Eta Kappa Nu--Math, Sci & Engr Tutoring, 8-11
pm, 307 UGLI; 8-10 pm, S Quad Dining Hall; 8-10 pm, Bursley Std Lounge 994-
*Turner Clinic--Sem, F Beaver, 'Today's Movies & How They Got That Way," 10-
11:30 am, Kellogg Eye Ctr Aud; GLOW (Gays & Lesbians Older And Wiser) Mtg,
"Healthy Eating," 7-9 pm, 1010 Wall St. 764-2556.
U-M Dearborn--See Feb 1.
Vision Training Prog--Sem, J Schnapf, "Visual Transduction in Primate Cones,"
noon-1:15 pm, Kellogg Ctr Fac Dining Area.
Visiting Writers Series--Poetry Read, D Bruce, 5 pm, Rackham E Conf Rm. 764-
*MedSport- -Course, Label Reading, 7-8:30 pm; Smokeless System Class, 7-8 pm;
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr. Reg req. 763-7400.
*HRD-Wkshps, "Handling Angry Clients," 9 am-3 pm; "Barriers & Benefits," 8:30
am-noon; "Preparing For Retirement" (Staff), 1:30-4:30 pm, 1111 Kipke Dr. Reg
req. 764-7410.
Law Sch--See Jan 31.
Computing Ctr--Courses in Rm 3001 SEB: Macintosh Basic Skills, 9 am-noon;
Using the MTS Message System, 10 am-noon; MS-DOS for Hard Disk Users, 1-4
pm: HverCard Scriting. 1-3 pm: Usin the MTS Message System. 3-5 om: In

Hosp Info Svcs--MCMUG Mtg, M Pendorf, "Paperless Budgeting: A Dept's
Approach to Simplifying & Automating the Hospital Budgeting Process," 11 am-
noon, Hosp 2A-224. 936-4900.
Mus Anthropology--Brown-Bag Lee, T L Smart, "Carnival in New Orleans: A
Glimpse Beneath the Surface," noon-1 pm, 2009 Ruthven Mus 764-0485.
Sch Music--Piano Class, I Moravec, 6:30-8:30 pm, Recital Hall; Handbell Ringers'
Club, 4 pm, 900 Burton Tower. Music readers welcome 764-2539.
Soc Women Engr--Pre-Interview, Amdahl, 6:30-8:30 pm, 1303 EECS 763-2739.
Univ Lutheran Chapel--Bible std, "Spiritual Gifts," 7 pm; Doctrine std, 8 pm,
1511 Washtenaw. 663-5560.
Arts & Prog--Music at Mid Day, Afro-Amer Ctr, 12:15 pm, Mich Union Pendleton
Rm. 764-6498.
*Sdt Woodshop--Wkshp, A Willemsen, "Intro to Relief Carving," 6-8 pm, SAB.
Univ Club Board--Open mtg, noon, Mich Union Mich Rm.
Medicinal Chem/Pharmacy/Rackham--Sem, P Knochel, "Synthetic Applications of
Highly Functionalized Zinc & Copper Organometallics," 4 pm, 3554 CC Little.
Career Plan & Place--Conf, "Minority Students & Students with Disabilities,"
interviews as scheduled, Mich League; Writing Your CIF, 3:10-4 pm, CP&P Conf
Rm; Choosing Your Major, 4:10-5 pm, CP&P Rm 1; Federal Government Job
Search, 4:10-5 pm, CP&P Conf Rm. 764-7460.
UAC--Live music, "Frank Allison & The Odd Sox," 10 pm, Mich Union Univ Club.
Taekwondo Club--Mtg, 6-8 pm, 1200 CCRB. Begins welcome. 662-8637.
Shorin.Ryu Karate--Mtg, 6-7 pm, CCRB Martial Arts Rm. 994-3620.
Table Tennis Club--Practice Mtg, 6 pm, Coliseum (Hill & S Fifth) 747-6564.
Gay Liberation--Brothers Coffee House, 8 pm, 802 Monroe St. 763-4186
Lesbian-Gay Male Prog--Mtg, "Black Gay Brothers United," 7 pm, Mich Union
Rm 3200. 763-4186.
*HRD--Wkshps, "Conflict Managment: Principles & Practices," 8:30 am-noon;
"Financial Administration Of Federal Grants," 8:30-11:30 am, 1111 Kipke Dr.
Reg req. 764-7410.
Gifts of Art--Piano Concert, T T Mack, 12:30 pm, Hosp Lobby 1st fl 936-ARTS.
U-M-Dearborn--Lee, W Hase, "Computer Simulation of Intramolecular Motion &
Chemical Reaction Dynamics," 2:30-4 pm, Classrm & Admin Rm 144; Film,
Smiles of a Summer Night, 8 pm, Classnn & Admin Rm 138.
Computing Ctr--Courses in Rm 3001 SEB: FileMaker II Basic Skills, 8:30 am-
12:30 pm; Microsoft Word Outlining & Style Sheets (IBM PC & Compatibles), 9
am-noon; Printing MS-DOS Microsoft Word Files on the Xerox 9790, 1-3 pm.
Reg req. 763-7630.
*Univ Productions--See Feb 2.
Friends UMA/Minor Affrs--Perf, K & R Harris, "Music & The Underground
Railroad," 7 pm, 525 S State. 764-0395.
*Intercoll Athlet--Ice Hockey, West Mich, 7:30 pm, Yost Ice Arena.
Sch Music--Piano Class, I Moravec, 6:30-8:30 pm, Recital Hall; Concert Band, 8
pm, Hill Aud. 763-4726.
S & SE Asian Stds--Brown-Bag Lee, A Pach, "Ritual & Power & Two Forms of
Possession in a Hindu Village in Nepal," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
*Women's Athlet--Basketball, Purdue, 8 pm, Crisler Arena. 763-2159.
*ICLE--Course, "Indemnity: Recognizing, Drafting & Litigating Indemnity
Clauses," 9 am-4:15 pm, 1020 Greene St. Reg req. 764-0533.
Linguistics--Coffee, 9:30 am; Lee, J Blevins, 3050 Frieze Bldg; Lunch following,
Read Rm.
EECS --Sem, F Lin, "Modeling & Control of Discrete Event Systems," 4 pm, EECS
Folkdance Club--Line & circle dances from Balkans, Europe & Middle East:
Teaching, 8-9 pm; Requests, 9-11 pm, S Quad Basement Lounge 663-3885.
Univ Lutheran Chapel--Video & game night, 7:30 pm, 1511 Washtenaw 663-
Intl Ctr--Lec, S Wehenmeyer, "Economic Growth & Environment Protection: Can
We Have Both," noon-1 pm, 603 E Madison. 747-2303.
Christians In Action--Mtg, "Thank God It's Friday," 7:30 pm, Mich League
Henderson Rm. 973-6675.
Natural Resources--Mtg on hlth of scrubs/trees, H Morton & J Witter, 8 pm, Dana
Bldg Rm 1046. 763-9101.
Publ Hith Sdts Assoc/Law Sch/Hith Law Soc--Lec, S Shainwald, "Issues in
Women's Health Litigation," 2:30 pm, Sch Publ Hlth Rm 3042. 663-9776.
Anthropology--Colloquium, C Farris, "The Gender Of Child Discourse: Sex Roles
& Communicative Styles At A Taiwanese Kindergarten," 4 pm, 4560 LSA.
Astronomy--Lee, J B Lester, "High Resolution IR Spectroscopy of Cepheids," 3:30
pm, 807 Dennison
Sports Club--Karate, 3-5 pm, CCRB Small Gym. 930-0025.
*Exhib Mus Planetarium--Shows: "Star Talk," 10:30 & 11:30 am; "First Light--
The Space Telescope Story," 2, 3 & 4 pm, Exhib Mus 4th fl, corner Geddes-
Washtenaw. 764-0478.
*Univ Productions--See Feb 2.
*AAFC--Films, Freaks, 7 & 9:20 pm; Glen or Glenda, 8:15 pm, Nat Sci 769-7787.
*Intercoll Athlet--Men's Basketball, Mich State, 1 pm, Crisler Arena.
*Univ Musical Soc--Concert, Beaux Arts Trio, 8 pm, Rackham Aud 764-2538.
*U-M Dearborn--Ice Hockey, Notre Dame, 7 pm, Ice Arena. 593-5540.
Sdt Woodshop--Safety Class for New Shop Users Pt 1, 9-11 am, SAB 763-4025.
*UAC--Talent show, 8 pm, Mendelssohn Thtre. 763-1107
Lord of Light Lutheran Church--Worship, 10 am, 801 S Forest 668-7622.
*Exhib Mus Planetarium--Show: "First Light--The Space Telescope Story," 2, 3
& 4 pm, Exhib Mus 4th fl, comer Geddes-Washtenaw. 764-0478.
Zen Buddhist Temple--Korean Svc, 11 am; Meditation Sve, 5-7 pm, 1214 Packard
Rd. 761-6520


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