Film within a play offers entertaining evening


April 14, 1996|By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas | Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

PICTURE THIS: Hollywood, the 1940s. A young novelist named Stine (Matthew Robey) is attempting to write a screenplay for producer/ director Buddy Fidler (Tom Walton). While acting as if he adores Stine's work, Buddy persuades him to make endless compromises in his script.

We watch as Stine's screenplay also unfolds on stage as the main character Stone (Brian Forte), a private investigator, is hired by socialite Alaura Kingsley (Becky Cook) to find her stepdaughter, Mallory Kingsley, a beautiful "bad" young lady who has disappeared mysteriously.

"City of Angels," winner of six Tony Awards, including for best musical, will be presented by the North County High School Drama Club at 7: 30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium, 10 E. First Ave.

Every movie scene that Stine writes is acted out on stage by a group of characters whose costumes are limited to shades of gray and black and white, as are the sets and props. With music scored in the genre, we are treated to a live version of a 1940s private-eye film, a tale of decadence and homicide with a liberal sprinkling of femme fatale.

All these scenes are known as the "reel" life, while we will be watching the "real" life scenes in glorious Technicolor. Confused? You won't be when you see this excellent comedy-mystery unfold.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the door. Information: 222-6970.

Hawaiian party

Let's go Hawaiian. The Roland Terrace Democratic Club will throw a party with a Hawaiian theme from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the club, 619 Matthews Ave.

Music will be presented by Jack B-N She. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door and include a platter, soda, beer and setups.

Reservations: 789-2013 or 636-1504 (after 7 p.m.).

Water meeting

Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association will not meet Tuesday.

Instead, members who get their water service from Baltimore are asked to attend the public information meeting sponsored by the Department of Public Works at 7 p.m. that night at the old Brooklyn Park High School building, 200 Hammonds Lane.

Residents will become customers of Anne Arundel County, and water and sewer rates will increase.

Public information meetings also will be held Thursday and April 24 at the same location.

Athletes' parade

Opening day for the Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association softball, baseball and T-ball program will be Saturday.

The day will begin with a parade of all the young athletes at 8 a.m., starting behind Ritchie Highway Shopping Center and continuing to the 10th Avenue fields.

Band car wash

The North County High School Band will sponsor a free car wash from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday behind Little Caesar's in the Ritchie Highway Shopping Center and at the Roy Rogers in Burwood Plaza on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.

Donations will be accepted with a smile. All proceeds will support a trip to Orlando, Fla., for a band competition.

Band members also will have a fund-raiser from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Roy Rogers in the Cromwell Field Shopping Center. All proceeds will benefit the general band fund.

North County High School Band Parents meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the band room.

Summer camp

St. John's Lutheran Day School, 226 Washburn Ave., is accepting registrations for summer camp that will take place from June 17 through Aug. 23. Hours are 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Children may enroll by the week, day or half-day, as needed. This program is staffed by state-certified day care professionals. Call the school office at 355-7296 to register.

Volunteer honor

The 110 volunteers at Harbor Hospital Center who contributed dTC 18,000 hours last year will be honored during National Volunteer Week April 21 to 27.

About 50 high school and college students volunteer each summer as part of Harbor's junior volunteer program. Applicants must complete an interview and attend an orientation June 8.

Information: 347-3478.

Pub Date: 4/14/96

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