The Summer Script (Dillon, Mont) 1985-1985, August 02, 1985, Image 5

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Dinner show caps productions page five F eatures Neil Simon’s smash Broadway hit I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES combined with a multi-course buffet will highlight Western Montana College Theatre’s second year of summer productions. ‘We wanted to offer a total evening’s entertainment’, noted Thomas 11, director of the six-member company. Ranked among Simon’s best works, I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES focuses on the often chaotic often volatile relationship between Libby Tucker, an aspiring actress, and estranged father, a burned-out writer whom she hasn’t seen for sixteen years. ‘It’s vintage Simon’, Gambill concluded. ‘It’s funny, touching, insightful, it has something for everyone.’ The production features members of the resident company in a variety of acting and backstage roles. Heading the cast is Gina Lytle, a sophomore from Helena. Also fea­ tured is Gail Miller, a junior from Butte, with Brent Tuomi from Great Falls serving as production manager and Fred Redfield, Dillon, providing technical support. Slated for an August 1 opening, the pro­ duction will continue August 2,3, in the Lewis and Clark room on the WMC campus with dinner beginning at 7:00. For ticket infor­ mation, call 683-7565 at least twenty-four hours prior to performance. Gail Miller and Gina Lytle rehearse a few weeks before opening night. WMC’s American Studies W eek is successful by Chuck Stauffer The second annual ‘American Studies Week’, embracing a variety of cultural events and crafts demonstrations, was staged July 14- 21 by Western Montana College. Prof. John Scheckter, who coordinated the weeklong celebration, said activities reflected the diversity of interests contained in WMC’s recently-instituted four year degree program in American Studies. ‘We are seeking to emphasize an aware­ ness of cultural and historical attractions within this region’, he explained. ‘At the same time, we hope to promote the many interesting events which are happening locally.’ Highlighting the campus observance were a trio of related workshops being offered July 15- 19: ★ ‘Western Montana Writers’ Confer­ ence’, focusing on techniques of suc­ cessful short story writing, featured Rick DeMarinis, award-winning Missoula author, as writer-in residence. ★ ‘Basic Hand Weaving’, presented by Chris Robinson-Cox, a professional weaver from Hamilton, demonstrated actual processes on multi-harness looms from warping to finished products. ★ ‘Historic Preservation’, directed by Marcella Sherfy, state historic preser­ vation officer from Helena, who out­ lined methods for use in communities, classrooms and local historical societies. College personnel also served major roles in the annual‘Bannack Days’ celebration July 20-21 at the famed mining camp, 20 miles southwest of Dillon. The WMC Theatre Department presented three performances of ‘Frontier Follies’, a recreation of Western theatre in the late 19th century. These shows were scheduled Satur­ day at 3 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 with free admission. Prof. Barney Brienza offered his unique ‘Artist Blacksmithing’ demonstrations both days. Topics included the history of black- smithing, forging techniques and use of special tools. Furniss appointed Prof. Jerry Furniss, chairman of the Business and Technology Division at Western Montana College, has been ap­ pointed to the advisory board which serves Montana’s Board of Realty Regulation. J 0 B \ H S E R V I C E Summer students - Are you looking for part time spot jobs? Evening or w e e k ­ end work? Contact the Job Service or Visit Kathy in the Financial Aid Office on W ed­ nesdays from 9:00-12:00. Phone 683-5501

The Summer Script (Dillon, Mont), 02 Aug. 1985, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/TheSummerScript/1985-08-02/ed-1/seq-5/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.