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Page 10- The Michigan Daily - Friday, May 4, 1984

Bars & Clubs
The Ark - Guitarist Ann Doyle
sings Friday night and Kevin Burke &
Michael O'Domhnaill play Celtic
tunes Saturday night.
Joe's Star Lounge - Steve Nardella
and his rock 'n' roll Trio play Friday
and Saturday night.
Mr. Flood's Party - Electric blues
from the Original Blue Buzz Band
Friday and Saturday night.
Rick's American Cafe - Great ska
from SLK Friday; The Watusis on
The List
Swing into Spring - This jazz
festival continues over the weekend
with The Fabulous Checkers, Danny
Spencer and Friends, and The
Reed/Anderson Duo performing
Friday night, pianist Larry Mander-
ville, Sherman Mitchell and Friends,
and a free-wheeling jam sesssion on
Saturday. Both shows, 7:30 p.m.-2
a.m. at The Apartment Lounge, 2200
Fuller. Tickets are $4 each night
available at Schoolkids, PJ Records,
and at the door. (769-4060).
Benefit Concert for Peace - This
benefit for the Ann Arbor Nuclear
Free Zone Campaign and for Medical
Aid to El Salvador will feature
classical music by LeClaire and Bach
performed by Ars Musica musicians
Sarah Sumner, Daniel Forster, and
Enid Sutherland and others. 7:30

p.m., Saturday, at the Michigan
Union Pendleton Room, tickets $4, $3
for students. (769-8599).
Mass Appeal - This story of a,
rebellious seminary student confron-
ting an older priest with the modern
problems of religion is aptly acted by
St. Andrews pastor Jim Lewis and
Law Professor Bev Pooley. Shows are
at St. Andrews Church at 8 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $4.
Junkie: Portraits- of Women and
Transition - This compelling drama
explores various persons' addictions
to drugs, alcohol, food, or working. At
the Trueblood Theatre in the Frieze
Building Friday thru Sunday at 8p.m.
Tickets are $6 (Sunday, $5). (763-
American Tune -Music, poetry,
monologues and dramatic scenes are
used to explore adolescence. Directed
and starrring both high-school and
University students. At the Perfor-
mance Network, 8 p.m., Friday thru
Sunday. Tickets are $3.50 in advance,
$4 at the door. Discounts for students
and seniors. (663-0681).
I Ought To Be In Pictures - Neil
Simon's comedy concerns a
daughter's attempt to break into show
business and see her long, lost
screenwriter father. Black Sheep
Theater at 8:15 p.m., Friday thru
Sunday Tickets are $6, $5 for students
and seniors, $4 for children. (482-


My, how time flies
. .. Even though ducks don't. He doesn't look a day over 23, but it's true -
Donald Duck turns 50 this year. Duck, star of countless Disney pics,
celebrated the big day with pals Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto. Also
present at the birthday bash was Duck's current flame, Daisy.
Drama tellsstory of
addictions and 'junk'

Knight Life
The Detroit Institute ofArts

By Joseph Kraus
O NE OF the sad truths of our
modern society is that so many of
the devices and aids that our
technology has given us have gone from
being mere tools to being our masters.
Addiction, the process of a tool's
taking over, happens more often than
any of us like to believe. It's never pret-
ty when a self-sufficient person develops
into a slave of his or her particular
"junk"; it's never pretty when a person
becomes a Junkie.
Junkie: Portraits of Women and
Transition is the latest offering by Ann
Arbor's Common Ground Theater En-
semble. It deals with the problems of
$2.00 SHOWS TIL 6:00 P.M.
;. ... GOLDIE
- PS FRI. 1:00, 7:00, 9:00
SAT., SUN. 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00
FRI. 1:00, 7:20, 9:30
SAT., SUN. 12:50, 3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30

addiction by presenting the stories of
several women suffering from addic-
tions of one kind or another. "The play
reaches out to the addict existing in
each of us; addictions widely defined to
include those to food, other people, ap-
proval, work, books and cigarettes as
well as liquor or drugs," writes
Maureen Martin, the show's producer.
The Common Ground Theater Ensem-
ble is the longest standing experimental
repertory theater in Michigan. Since its
inception in 1971 it has been dedicaced
to producing plays that address issues
of social change, and has strived to ef-
fectively use the talents and skills of the
differently-abled and minorities.
In keeping with its tradition, Com-
mon Ground has arranged the produc-
tion of Junkie to be handicapped ac-
cessible; it is providing child care as
well as interpreting the show in
American Sign Language. As well, the
proceeds from last evening's opening
show will go to the Ann Arbor
Women's Crisis Center.
Recent Common Ground productions
have been powerful and well done.
Last fall's presentation of Children of a
Lesser God depicted the story of a
romance between a hearing-impaired
woman and a hearing man. Their most
recent productions include: Mad
Madonnas, Bitch You Crazy, False
Promises, For Colored Girls Who Have
Considered Suicide When the Rainbow
is Enuf, and last year's Equus.
Junkie: Portraits of Women and
Transition, runs May 4-6, 11-13 and 18-
20. Friday and Saturday shows begin at
8 p.m. and tickets are $6. Sunday shows
are at 2 p.m. with tickets available for
$5. All shows are in the Trueblood
Arena Theater in the Frieze Building.
Tickets are available in advance at
CTC outlets and at the door as well.
Far from an evening of lighthearted
escapist amusement, Junkie promises
to be an evening of moving and thought-
provoking drama, one that should not
be missed.



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