Archive for Thursday, July 15, 1999


July 15, 1999


Students to perform

two SYT plays

Summer Youth Theatre will be presenting two productions by elementary and junior high students.

"The Great Alphabet Robbery," featuring students in grades K-3, will be presented at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth.

The show, directed by Jennifer Glenn, is about a couple of children who decide to steal the alphabet but discover that once a letter is stolen it can't be used.

"Into the Woods," featuring students in grades 4-7, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 23 and 3 p.m. July 24 at the arts center.

Directed by Ric Averill, the musical weaves together the tales of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and others while a baker and his wife try to break a magic spell by a witch.

For more information, call the arts center, 843-ARTS.

'70s band reunites

for concert

Tree Frog, a country rock band that played the Lawrence area in the 1970s, will have a reunion concert beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.

The band, known for its vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements, is made up of Eric Elder, guitar and vocals; Scott Piper, guitar, fiddle and vocals; Jim Fey, bass and vocals; Gary Durrett, drums and vocals; and Lynn Piller, guitar, pedal-steel guitar, slide guitar and vocals.

Tickets are available at the Liberty Hall Box Office, 749-1972.

Sculptors to show

works together

Baldwin -- The Art Affair Gallery will hold an opening reception for "Bronze Figure Show," an exhibition of works by 13 Lawrence artists who worked with sculptor Eldon Tefft, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

Tefft, a Lawrence sculptor, is professor emeritus of art at Kansas University.

The exhibit, which will consist of cast bronze figures and various bronze studies, will run through Aug. 13.

Renovated Topeka

theater to open

Topeka -- The newly renovated Topeka Civic Theatre will stage its first show, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," Friday through Aug. 14.

Topeka Civic Theatre, the oldest theater in Kansas, has been relocated to the historic Gage school at Oakley and S.W. Eighth.

The building accommodates a business office, rehearsal areas, academy classrooms and theater archives. The new theater features 278 seats, a 16-piece orchestra pit, a scene shop and an on-site set, costume and prop storage area.

The theater, established 63 years ago, has spent the past 25 years at the Warehouse on the Levee. The theater relocated because of technical limitations, parking difficulties and close quarters at the old site.

For tickets, call (785) 357-5211.

Trio to read

from Cottonwood

The first in a series of Cottonwood readings will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Borders, 700 N.H.

Poets Kathleen Johnson and Denise Low and Cottonwood editor Tom Lorenz will read selections from the current issue of the literary review.

Cottonwood features poetry, prose and artwork from nationally known and local artists.

The review is published through the Lawrence Arts Center, Kansas University and Allen Press.

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