Page 10-The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, December 11, 1991
It's not Earth Day yet, but you'
can attend a benefit concert for the1
Environment sponsored by
ENACT-UM, PIRGIM and RAM,
tomorrow at the Michigan Union
Ballroom. Four local bands - Pete
Moss and the Fungis, Maitries,
Marmite and- Morsel - will play
their guts out for you right before
finals. The show starts at 8 p.m.,
cover is $4 and student ID is re-
Free Concert Alert. The 5:011
Jazz Club continues with Craig
Taborne, the keyboardist for cool
local band Tracey Science, playing in
a jazz trio. The show is at the
Michigan Theater this Friday, The
13th, at 5:01 p.m.
Want to take part in a New
Years Eve tradition, Detroit style?
Ted Nugent's Sixth Annual
Whiplash Bash will take place New
Year's Eve at Cobo Hall. The show
starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $25 at
TicketMaster (plus evil service
charge). Hey, it's better than seeing
Michael Bolton. And for those of
you who can't make it on New
Year's Eve, there is Nugent's Pre-
Whiplash Bash on Monday,
December 30, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets
are $22.50 at TicketMaster (p.e.s.c.).
Lloyd Cole is cool. He's so cool
that he mentions Simone de
Beauvoir and Eva Marie Saint in the
same song. He's so cool that he left
his original band, the Commotions,
to release a solo album named after
himself. And he's so cool that he
uses the word "baby" in more songs
than anyone in the rock era - from
tunes like "I Hate to See You Baby
Do That Stuff" to the title of his
latest album, Don't Get Weird On
Me Babe. Cole's a funky, sophisti-
cated and classy popster, with lyrics
as witty and literate as Lou Reed's.
Unlike the angry Lou, however,
Cole sings about love. He'll take
you downtown Saturday night at
Clubland with songs like "Are You
Ready to be Heartbroken?" and his
latest single, "She's a Girl and I'm a
dir. Larry Carroll
Amidst pretentious (but impressively slick) blue graininess, lots of
neon and some symbolic shoe shots, loser/yuppie Fred Titlebaum (nervous .
Detroit overactor Scanlon Gail) meets Albert Camus (Grand Rapids mas-
ter of bad French accent Kevin Yon) and learns the meaning of life in the
Ann Arbor-filmed 20-minute feature, Camus' Shoes.
"Miniature golf is not an invalid experience. Life itself could be mod-
eled after it," Camus tells him. After Fred (for seemingly no reason) has a
session with Fatima, Psychic to the Celebrities (Judith Roberts, the only
good actor in the cast), in which she contacts Jim Morrison, he runs into
Camus on the wet, neon-lit street. They proceed to a cafd and Camus dis-
cusses his experiences with Kafka and Kierkegaard at Woodstock, while
Fred bobs his head around annoyingly and whines about being unhip.
For a local, independant film, the cinematography (especially the sinis
ter cuts to Camus, lurking in alleyways smoking tons of cigarettes) is so-
phisticated, but the script (by Michale Clary) is lamely written. Camus'
Shoes tries to be deep, it tries to be hip, but the film is false wit stuffed
into a seedy night on the street.
Camus' Shoes plays December 16-21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Michigan
Theater. Admission is free with the purchase of a ticket for the 7 p.m.
Man." Now doesn't that make you
smile? Robert Forster and Grant
McLennan of the Go-Betweens open
the show with an acoustic set.
Tickets are $18.50, plus a very evil
$2.50 service charge at Ticketmaster,
and doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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One should commend Mendeloff
on the adaptation she employed. A
compilation by the Residential Col-
lege's Carolyn Balducci, of many
different interpretations, Mende-
loff worked with a successful text
that made this comedy racy, raunchy
and without pretense or a stitch of
The two great performances of
the evening came from Annessa Ko-
rtes (Lysistrata) and Matt Zacharias
(Athenian Magistrate). Kortes was
dynamic in her role, a brash, brazen
woman who rallies her fellow
Athenian women and leads them to
victory. Zacharias was an all-con-
suming presence on stage as the
Gerami Seitzman (Myrrhine),
Jessie Bernard (Lampito) and Todd
Calfin (Kinesias) also gave very
comic and believable performances.
Probably the most disheartening4
performance was given by Tanya
Krohn (Kaloneike). It was hard to
believe that her dumb blond charac-
ter, Lysistrata's cohort, could se-
duce a man. Her ditzy rendition
seemed glaringly inappropriate.
One aspect Mendeloff must be
commended for is her courage and
creativity in presenting the men
with obscenely large phalluses. It
worked quite well.
"I see it as ... the man's vulnera-
bility," said Mendeloff.
The RC Players production is
rife with humor and experimenta-
tion. You probably won't find a
raunchier, racier production this
Lysistrata plays this Friday and
Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Residential
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