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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas EntertainmentFriday, April 19, 1991    Herald    Zeitung,    New    Braunfels,    Texas    Page    7 OutrV about Special guest Willie Nelson, right, will be the special guest when daytime television co-hosts Regis Philbin, left, and Kathie Lee Gifford tape their talk and entertainment show in San. Antonio Tuesday. “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” airs locally on KMOL-TV/Channel 4 at 9 a m. weekdays. Two shows will be taped at the Arneson River Theater for airing Thursday and Friday, April 24 and 25. A Review Circle Arts adds right touch to classic comedy By MARY POWELL When you combine something as deadly as arsenic with something fragile, pure and reminiscent of grandmother’s bosom you j'et a sticky incongruity, which is a nice place for comedy to grow. In his four-word title the writer has said a lot, and promised more — a promise which doesn't go unfulfilled. Elizabeth F.lliott has done her magic again, assembling a large and exceptional cast. From San Antonio, New Braunfels, Canyon Lake, middle school and the high school they hail ordinary people with extraordinary talent. Alice Finney as Abby Brewster brings to this part a twinkling eye, the energy of a hummingbird and 82 years of experience with life. We know she means it when she tells us, “Mr. Hitler is not a Christian,’’ “poison tastes better in wine,” and “if there’s anything a policeman hates to do, it’s write out a report.” Abby and her sister Martha, played with a steady, loving touch by Mary Byall, walk a fine line between proper and capricious; and all dressed up in black for “services” they are something to behold. These two may be guilty of “bringing old men lo peace” with a little glass of poisoned Elderberry wine, but they remain innocent at heart. “It’s not murder,” they explain. “It’s one of our charities.” The two eccentric ladies live with nephew Teddy, played by Joseph Libby. Teddy’s problem is that he has himself confused with Teddy Roosevelt. He stays awfully busy digging locks in Panama (which happens to be conveniently located in the basement), and of course there tire all those yellow fever victims to be buried. Teddy has a demanding life — but he’s up for it. It’s bully good exercise, you know, charging San Juan Hill each time he goes upstairs. Libby’s presence Fills die stage and each time he’s on, it’s an event. Mortimer is the more normal nephew — a drama critic. Played effectively by Keith Trammell, Mortimer discovers his aunts’ little secret and is reeling somewhere between confusion and horror when his long lost brother, Jonathan, arrives. Jonathan, played by Bob Watson, is appropriately sinister, with a ghostly pallor, dark circles under the eyes, and a badly disfigured face which he needs to get “fixed.” Jonathan is a real murderer (not a charitable one) and he, loo, has a corpse that needs to be disposed of. Then the police come Thursday April 18th 7 30 to 11:30 No Cover BILL SMALL Friday April 19th Doors oo' OLp\? ISAAC Saturday April 20th I to S No Cover HIGH NOON RUSTY WEIR Sunday April 21st 4 to 8 No Cover ERIC HORKAN ES & FRIENDS Gruttty Historic District 625 0142 knocking on the door and the fun begins. Director Elizabeth Elliott, along with Roberta Elliott, designed a set that she uses to good advantage to spice up an already comic situation. Picture the “sitting room” of a nice home in Brooklyn 50 years ago. There’s a red velvet settee, a breakfront that holds the cut glass stemware and the fine china. There are floor-to-cciling tie-back drapes, a round-faced mantel clock and hummable tunes playing on the radio. It’s an authentic backdrop as the first act unfolds. In the second act the pace picks up. In the front door, out the side window, up the stairs, out to the kitchen, out the door, in the window, down to Panama they go, Abby and Martha and the crazy nephew and die mean one and the frantic, sane one and his girlfriend and the police, and the others. Like time-lapse photography the action on the stage moves at a smooth clip. Watch carefully or you’ll miss something. There arc some notable supporting roles, as well. Lewis Sarkozi is funny and original as Dr. Einstein, Jonathan’s sleazy, independent accomplice. Bob Wicall shines as Officer O’Hara, a budding playwright in policeman’s garb. And you’ll sec Greg Cerrato in two small but distinctly different parts. Take a good cast that can work together, an intriguing situation, a fine set, some rich dialogue, a few dead bodies and some classy costumes arid you’ll have a delightful play. Then when the madcap antics arc suddenly tempered with scenes done in silhouette, you’ll notice that his isn’t just another comedy — it’s pretty sophisticated theatre. Arsenic and Old Lace runs through April 27. For reservations call 620-3024. tim M il wheel OF TEXAS performing nl Bach and barbecue Two classics of western civilization come together Sunday at Southwestern University in Georgetown. Dr. Jaroslav Pclikan of Yale Univcrstiy will open the event with a 3 p.m. lecture on “J.S. Back and the Communion of Saints: Theological Reflections on the Mass in B Minor " From 5-7 p.m. there will be a barbecue dinner in Bishops Memorial Union on campus, followed by a group performance of the mass by die SU Chorale, SU Orchestra and San Gabriel Choir in Lois Perkins Chapel on campus. The cost for the barbecue dinner is $8.50 and reservations arc required. The lecture and performance are free and open to the public. For information, call 512/863-1483. Railroad Jamboree The fourth annual New Braunfels Model Railroad Jamboree is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Center. Admission is $2.50 for adults and $ I for persons aged 5 to 18. Small children will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult. The annual Jamboree features such activities as a flea market with 140 vendor tables filled with assorted railroad items, train layouts, an open house at the Depot on West San Antonio Street, door prizes, movies and more. The event is sponsored by the New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society. For more information, call Brian Weidner at 512-339-2305, Kermit Bacsc at 625-2656 or Mike Ken-dcl at 620-1076. Medicine Show There is a medicine show on the road and it’s headed for New Braunfels. On May 7, New Braunfels Elks Lodge #2297 will host the Tommy Scott Touring Medicine Show al the Civic Center. All proceeds received by the Elks will be given to the Comal County Senior Citizens’ Foundation for completion of the new senior center. In 1890, “Doc” M.F. Chamberlain founded the Herb (J Medicine Show and toured die nation with it. In 1936, he gave his “formula” to .Scott, who still operates the show. Scott, a member of die American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and the Country Music Association, in 1976 was given a place in the Walkway of Stars at the Country Music Hall of Fame. His star was installed with diose ol Ronnie Milsap, Mickey Gilley, Hoyt Axton and Ray Whitley. Elk and senior citizens’ foundation members will be selling tickets lo the family-oriented event. Children of the Sun SAN MARCOS — Performances of “Children of the Sun: The Odyssey of Cabcza de Vaca” will run today through April 24 at Southwest Texas State University. The play, written for Cabcza de Vaca Week running through Sunday, is an original drama by Theatre Arts faculty member Jay Jennings. It premieres at 7:30 p.m. with subsequent performances through April 24. The title is taken from the explorer’s travel narrative of the new world, “Adventures in the Unknown Interior.” That work is part of the Southwestern Writers Collection at SWT. For ticket information, phone SWT at 512/245-2180. Four by Chekhov SEGUIN — Four by Chekhov, a scries of four student-directed one-act plays will be presented at Texas Lutheran College through Saturday. Performances arc at 7:30 in Wupper-man Litde Theater. Tickets are S5 for general admission and S3 for senior citizens and non-TLC students and may be purchased at the door before each performance. The four short farcical plays were written by Chekhov while he was a student in medical school. Fiesta centennial SAN ANTONIO — Joining rn the 100th anniversary of Fiesta celebrations in San Antonio will be the Institute of Texan Cultures. In the lower gallery through June 30 will be “Fiesta on Parade: 1891-1991.” This official Fiesta centennial exhibit illustrates the changes and growth of the event over the years. The exhibit is spnsorcd by NCNB-Texas. Community theater LOCKHART — The Lockart Community Theater will present Opal’s Husband, a comedy about mail-order marital mixups, at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and again on April 26-27 and 7 p.m. Regular admission is $5. with students and senior citizens at $3.50. Group discounts are available. For more information, phone 512/398-3931. Watercolors hanging Maydcil Wiuig’s oil and watercolor paintings of flowers, animals and landscapes arc featured at the Arts EAGLE’S HALL (Cunyon Lake) April 20 0 ilor booking info: 357-2439 BARGAIN matinees WALNUT 6 «>—,w Al l SHOWS ru^luySZOO-IIH ORI 6:00 PM. 629*6400 « Nol«4f Fvmxi I JUSTICE ■ KAT SUN. WEEKDAYS IM* J.IO E IO 7:10 0:10 E IO 7:10 0:10 animi unum SAI SUM WEEKDAYS ll 40 I EE E IO 0 IE EIO / 20 * AE "" niKAtt MUTANT ninja inurns It "" HAI EUN. WEEKDAYS WARLOCK la! SAI SUM Wk k ADAYS I SO IOO EOS IM SOS OOO row SOO MOC , KEVIN COSTNER N SUI. SUM WEEKDAYS ^ ^ HU 4:30 7.40 400 7 40 rat sr*: sleeping with t bawled bai ua< ' V the enemy „ SAI. SUM WfcfcMMVS t oo sou eov tm soo OOO tm sum Center Gallery, 646 W’alnut Square, this month. Operated by the New Braunfels Art League, the gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spring Art Show Artists are inspired by the winnowers beginning to appear and the month of March indicates it is time to apply for entry into the New Braunfels Art League’s 26th Spring An Show set for Memorial Day weekend. May 25-26, in the New Braunfels Civic Center. The entry deadline is Monday, but stand-bys will be accepted after that time. Original work only is allowed and no kits, nudes, commercial exhibits or items purchased for resale will be permitted. Fees for an indoor, airconditioned 8-by-10-f(X)t space are $20 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Three slides or pictures representative of the artist’s or craftsman’s work for screening purposes (if one has never shown in an NBAL show before) and a self-addressed stamped envelope for their return is required. An entry blank may be obtained by writing the New Braunfels Art League, PO. Box 310325, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-0325. For more information, call the Arts Center Gallery. 629-8022, or Pat Dcltz, 629-4607. Restaurant open CIBOLO — Each Wednesday and Friday evening, Northcliffc Country Club is opening its restaurant and bar to non-members. The rustic facility, with a panoramic view of die North-cliffe Scenic Hills golf course, is open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Each Friday in April, entertainment will be provided by singer Barbara Lewis/Harris. Her recent appearances include the Texas Dining Train, Tower of Americas Restaurant and the play Social Security at Bulverde’s ST AGE theater. Nightly menu specials are offered. To reach the restaurant from Interstate Highway 35 South, take the Cibolo exit, cross over and turn north to the gates. The clubhouse is on the nghu four blocks down. Spring art show The San Marcos Art League’s Spring Arts and Crafts Show is May 4 and 5. Interested artists are invited to call 512-392-4713 or write for applications: San Marcos Art League, P.O. Box 260, San Marcos, Texas 78667. ‘Singin’ Rob’ SAN ANTONIO — “Singin’ Rob,” also known as Robert Van Horn of Grucne, will pcform show tunes in the lounge at Alamo City Theatre at 10:30 p.m. each Friday night in April and May. Patrick Finley of San Antonio will be at the piano. Selections will include a variety of tunes by Gershwin, Porter, Rogers and Hart and “lots of Sondheim.” The Friday night performances follow Little Shop of Horrors. Alamo City Theatre is at 339 W Josephine St., San Antonio. Phone 512/734-4646 for information. Night life Rusty Wier will be at Gruene Hall Saturday night. Call 625-0142 for information. Appearing Saturday from 9 p.m. to I a.m. at the Watering Hole Saloon, 1390 Old McQueeney Road, is country group B C. Smith and the Breeze. 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