Friday, August 5, 1988
The Michigan Daily
'Getting Out': A play for the '80s
BY LISA MAGNINO
"Getting out." It means escaping;
taking off in search of something
better. Everyone talks about it or at
least thinks about it. For some, it's
merely a reassuring pipe dream, of-
fering temporary escape from the
trivialities of everyday life. For
those who realize these dreams, it
can become a permanent alternative.
But for Arlene, the main character lene's attempt to cope with her re-
in the latest production at Perfor- turn to real life. Norman has created
mance Network, "getting out" takes a series of vignettes that weave
on a more literal meaning - it scenes of the teenaged Arlie (played
signifies her release from prison after by Tucker Brown) with scenes of the
serving an eight-year sentence for parolee, Arlene (Anne Stoll).
armed robbery, kidnapping, and The vignette technique calls for a
murder. large cast and special staging that
Getting Out, by Marsha Norman would seem to detract from the
('Night, Mother), is the story of Ar- play's focus - Arlene. However,
Anne Stoll disagrees. "The cast is
excellent, and the staging alone
makes the play worth seeing. But
Arlene is really the glue that holds
the whole play together."
Stoll also sees the play as very
relevant to today's audiences. "It's
about a woman coming to terms
with yhere she's been. And that's a
big theme for the '80s - to make
peace with what we've done."
GETTING OUT runs through
August 14 with performances- on
Thursday, August 11 through Satur-
day, August 13 at 8 p.m. and a 6:30
p.m. performance on Sunday, Au-
gust 14. Tickets are $8 and $6 for
students and seniors. Performance
Network is at 408 W. Washington.
. - SUNDAY TUESDAY ____1451 for ticket prices.
a-Shy People, the film that won Bar- -Juice squeezes out its Motown/'60s
Ak rts U p datC bara Hershey the best female lead sound at the Blind Pig at 9 p.m. in a
actor award at Cannes last year, benefit concert for the World Hunger .Nationally-known jazz singer
Winter Hours, billed as an "English starts its week-long run at 5:30 p.m. Education-Action committee...
rock band" cools off Rick's. Rick's buzzes with the hits of the Ernestine Anderson comes to the
-The Brecht Company's production ATU 'RDAYVONDAY Kingbees. Bird of Paradise ... The Detroit En-
of Trappolin Suppos'd a Prince con- -No, it's not Shirley MacLaine's W ergy Asylum celebrates the release of
tinues in the courtyard of East Quad *Take a ride down The Grand High-.-latest life story. But it is a great its cassette, Theater of the Night, at
at 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow. way, the critically-acclaimed film film. Don't miss My Life as a Dog -Take me out to the ball game ...
Tickets are $5 for students. This is from Jean Hubert. It's at the Michi- at 7:15 p.m. The Ark Presents the National Pas- the Blind Pig.
the last weekend, so don't miss it. -Saginaw's And So Are You come time with two one-act baseball
-The Difference hits the Pig ... gan at 7 p.m.... to the Pig .. comedies. It's at 8 p.m. Call 761-
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