BOUNCING BARRISTERS: If ever there was a human creation
ripe for ridicule, it's the United States legal system. And if
ever there was a band up for the task, it's the folks of Empire
Enterprise Productions. The result is Boomerang, a comical,
musical spoof of the legal system by songwriters Barbara Scott,
Tim Wood and Tom Cooper. The trio performs this week in the historic
Rialto Theatre, with additional original music by an all-Tucson
cast, including several regular performers at Old Tucson Studios.
This also represents the Rialto's first, full-scale theatrical production in more than 50 years. Built in 1921 to replicate a European opera house, the last theatrical event it hosted was Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Tallulah Bankhead.
Boomerang debuts at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 15, in the Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. Tickets are $5, available at the door. For more information, call 792-9324.
MAPPING THE FUTURE: The Sky-Island Alliance offers a little fresh air and the chance to help imperiled wildlife with their wilderness mapping project this weekend in the Tumacacori Mountains south of Tucson.
Bring your mountain bike or hiking shoes to help survey Forest Service roads in the remote mountain range, which will become part of the Alliance's nature reserve proposal.
The mapping project runs Friday through Sunday, October 16 through 18. There's a planning meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 15, in the UA Water Resources Research Center, 350 N. Campbell Ave. For details, call 323-0547.
NET WORTH: On-the-court action heats up this weekend when Randolph Park hosts the United States Tennis Association (USTA) 4.0 Adult League Tennis National Championships, with weekend tournaments continuing through Sunday, November 1.
Boasting more than 25,000 participants, USTA is the largest adult recreational tennis program on the planet. Grouped into six skill rankings, teams compete at local, district and sectional levels, before going on to the championships.
This week's tournament runs from
GERMANIC LENS: Five photographers representing perhaps the most influential tradition in 20th-century German photography--August Sander, Karl Blossfeldt, Albert Renger-Patzsch, and Bernd and Hilla Becher--are displayed in a riveting new exhibit in the UA Center for Creative Photography.
Sander, Blossfeldt and Renger-Patzsch are primarily associated with the Neue Sachlichkeit ("New Objectivity"), a modernist movement in German arts and literature which emerged after World War I, and thrived during the 1920s. Their prime goal was using the camera in a completely objective way, tapping its recording abilities to present the material world as authentically as possible.
Exhibit runs through December 6 in the Center for Creative Photography, on campus at the south end of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 621-7968 for details.
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