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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4B SIB., DM. 8. IS74 Learning About the Theate By Ftrd Clark I had just sat down to write this column, which is about my wife and I going to sec a play at (ho Cedar Raoids Community Theater, when my wife shoved her way into tin1 kitchen and said; "Write about our going lo the play." "I'm going 1 assured her. "You'd she warned, "and J don't want any trou- ble about it either." I mentally reminded .myself of the. high cost of divorce and set to work. I typed my opening, which read, "There arc a lot of people in Cedar Rapids and surrounding area lhai know what is 'absolutely necessary'." 1 then went on to say that there it was, the Saturday night following the first big snowfall of the year and the police were telling people to stay off the streels and highways unless traveling was "absolutely necessary." Almost Full House And how (here was still almost a full house for thai night's performance of "My Three Angels" by the C. R Community Theater. The play was an absolute delight, I typed, particularly the performances of Dennis Flatley, Bob McComas and Tom Kokontis. "Tell people how (he play was an absolute delight mv wife said. I ignored her. I typed; "but as readers, I think you might be particularly interested in a conversation that took place during intermission." "Tell them about the1 conversation you had during in- my wife said The next thing I knew I had my hands around her throat. "That's right." "Well, this is something like thai." Ho seemed io consider. He brightened. "Then when do Ihey do lie asked eagerly. Nof That Play "When do they do "Take their clothes off." "It's not that sort of I said. he said, "if that don't beat all." He looked down at his feet. "I suppose, they don't take their clothes off, they actors don't make much money out of being up there." "They don't make any I said. "They "No." "Then why do they do it? I mean, if they don't make money, and there ain't no commercials, and no one goes nude to show their warts, what's the point to Feel Better I said, "do you feel better about yourself and the world then when you first came in "Come to think of it." he said. "I do. What do you call this thing "It's called Community Theater." "I got to remember he said. The Children? "Not in front-of the she said. "Particularly during the holiday season." I said, and slumped back down in front of the typewriter. And I wrote about my conversation during in- termission I was standing there, still in the daze of delight that good theater always gives me, when this young looking character approached me from the side. "I know he said, "you write." my wife said. m6'" SaW' "what's goinS "What do you I said, blocking off my wife from view. he said, "I seen me a off Broadway show once and I done seen a lot of TV but this is my first play like this here." MFL Schools to Hold Christmas Concert MONONA The MFL porary, 'spiritual, and secular Community school vocal Christmas songs will make up the program., About 1511 high school stu- dents will participate in this annual concert. There is no admission charge. The MFL school vocal music department will present a Christmas concert Dec. 19 in the.A.N. Busse auditorium at 8 p.m. Traditional carols, contem- No Commercials "He talks like you my wife said from somewhere. "What I want lo know is, how come there ain't no the young fellow asked I asked. "I mean, how come they don't have no fellow to stop the play long enough to talk about bad breath and underarm "They don't interrupt a play to have I told him. He looked surprised. 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