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—The Daily Collegian Friday, Feb. 16, 1979
His drag dress-up not convincing enough
By JANET MAZUR
Daily C9llegian Staff Writer
Billed as, "A world premier play about the effect
of transvestism on a marriage," "Other People" by
Howard Motyl (13th-English writing option) does
attempt to deal with this rather peculiar situation.
In doing so, however, "Other People" falls short
of creating a convincing portrait of a distressed
Making its 5 o'cloCk Playwrights' Theatre debut
Wednesday in the Pavilion, this offbeat play is set in
the bedroom of a young, attractive couple. Michael,
played by Glen Holtzer, is a civil service worker,
while Patty, his wife, played by Susan Chambers
(graduate-theater) is a teacher. Clad in bathrobes,
they are preparing to go to a party. An ordinary
scene, it might well be taking place at your next
door neighbors', except for one quirk. The party is
to take place at a club whose male members dress
for the occasion in women's clothing.
Now middle aged, J. Geils Band lacks fire
By PETER LIEBER
Daily Collegian Staff Writer
Too long ago I went to one of those
crazy Junior High School parties where
everyone was getting drunk for one of
the first times in their lives and acting it.
Through the haze and screaming I
heard a fantastic album by the J. Geils
band. It was the kind that grabbed me at
After the party I got sick as hell and
promised I'd never drink again. Of
course I did, and I also bought the J.
Geils album. It was called "Full House,"
and turned out to be one of the best "get
drunk-get rowdy" albums I've ever
But times change. I don't get as wild
and rowdy when I get drunk and neither
does J. Geils when they make an album.
Their new album, "Sanctuary," still
contains some of their high-strung
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Michael has been a member of this club for the
past six years, though only recently has Patty been
made aware of it. The major conflict of the play
centers around Michael's desire for Patty to join
him at the festivities.
Explaining why he enjoys donning women's at
tire, Michael compares his habit to the urges felt
"Some men need to write or paint," he says ad
ding that he dresses in drag in order to "relieve
himself of the pressures of being a man."
Perhaps his reasoning seems a little flimsy
because of how unusual it is. Transvestism is hardly
a common practice, as far as I know. Ne'vertheless,
this is the gist of the play.
"Other People" is not without its comic moments.
Michael's dressing and preoccupation with ap
pearences is a wry turn-about in the male-female
role playing. On the whole, however, the climax in
this play occurs too late for a thorough examination,
leaving too much to the audience's imagination.
bluesy rock songs, but the strongest
songs can be best described as soft rock.
This isn't a bad album, but something
isn't right. Their new music lacks the
intensity and fire of earlier days. They
seem caught between the band they once
were and the band they are now.
Instead of changing their style to
embark on a new course, they have
added a few new sounds to this album,
achieving only moderate success. Like
the Grateful Dead, they have hit both the
1970 s and middle age, neither very
becoming to their music.
However, this is one of their best
records in a long time, proving that they
are not over the hill yet. The album is
excellently produced and arranged..
Credit Joe Wissert and Seth Justman,
respectively, for a very smooth and tight
record. The album contains a wide
variety of songs, encompassing rock,
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Even if the songs are not overly
original, they play them well. Peter
Wolf's lead vocals are especially strong
on the old screaming songs and on the
slower ones he creates a haunting,
The Magic Dick's wailing harmonica
is still rousing and J. Geils' guitar work
perfectly complements the rest of the
band. Seth Justman on keyboards is
flawless on every song. Stephen Bladd's
percussion work is also worthy of
J. Geils' songwriters, Peter Wolf and
Seth Justman, have never been known
for their overwhelming lyrical content ;
though this album, like most of their
others, is full of live and vibrant
Their love songs are typically
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In the role of Patty, the prim, witty, yet loving
wife, Chambers is excellent. Her back and forth
pacing to the gin bottle perfectly parallels her in
creasing outrage. She paints a very convincing
portrait of a rational wife trying very hard to accept
a less than acceptable situation.
Unfortunately, Holtzer, in portraying the tran
svestite, doesn't match Chambers. He delivers his
lines rather stiffly, never quite becoming the or
dinary guy who gets his kicks from parading in $250
On the plus side, "Other People" is by no means
an ordinary play. It calls attention to a situation
that might otherwise be ignored. Yet because it
provides no real insights to the reasons why Michael
chooses this unusual pasttime aside from the
sensual, "tingling sensation" he gets from it, the
play is less than praiseworthy.
"Other People" can be seen for the last time at
5:30 today in the Pavilion. Admission is free.
chauvinistic and contain the usual
assortment of the problems one goes
through with women. Also on the album
are a number of introspective songs
which work well and contrast nicely with
their fun-loving songs.
The finest cut is "Teresa," a slow,
moody song which is uncustomarily
pretty.' "One Last Kiss" is the album's
unexceptional single, and I doubt it will
make it into the Top 20. "Wild Man" is
probably the worst song on the album. It
is unconvincingly wild and even contains
a disco interlude, which is enough to
destroy the integrity of the entire album.
The title cut, "Sanctuary," is par
ticularly well done but lacks a strong
Fine producing and arranging almost
save the album, but I would recommend
the less slick and more powerful "Full
House"; it's probably J. Geils'
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