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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 A Publication of the Newspeak Association Volume No. 66, Issue 3

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-Cleaning up snow: DPW gets to work
-Students gain new opportunity to stay informed
-Lecture series Engineers the future
-President's IQP Awards given out

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-Are you really YOU?: When do you know you are 'gay'?
-WPI students join in protests:"Justice" in DC
-So long WPI, and thanks for all the degrees
-Anger over Ashcroft
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Arts & Entertainment
-Scots on the Rocks
-The Blunder of Anime Editing
-WPI gaming gets due attention
-What's Happening

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Scots on the Rocks


by Tara Ellsworth
Tech News Staff

If you're looking for a comedy and not much else, I hope you didn't miss the M.W. Repertory Theater production of Richard Nathan's Scots on the Rocks. Directed by Richard Miyasaki and based on the Bard's "Scottish Play" (a play with a name so cursed and dreadful that all who utter it are doomed to perish), Scots on the Rocks' entertainment value drops considerably when the jokes stop flowing.

It could possibly be said that this show would not be worth seeing at all if it weren't for the actors.

Derek Gelinas plays the title role, and it's well cast. As in every other role I've seen him in, his character is lacking somewhat in the brains department, and he plays a moron well.

Other principles were Joe Ramagnano (King Duncan), Vickie Wu (Malcolm), and Joette Jaecksch (Banquo). Stealing the stage was the Lady MacBeth, who in unsexing herself abruptly changed from Laura Horning to Randall Wainwright. Also briefly cameoing was Deb Shea, whose mopping skills should not be trifled with.

Another highlight of the show were the three weird sisters (Jony Balboni, Jessica Reidel, and Rick Ballard), a very loose interpretation of the original three, but funny nonetheless. Their shining moment came on their first meeting of Macbeth, and an Abott and Costello farce shortly ensued.

Not a play for the intellectual, Scots was just funny. And if that's all you're looking for, that's all you'll get.


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