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Arts &Amp; Entertainment

What's happening in Polk County

Dallas -- The "Renee Hill Band" will be appearing at Fralieakes this Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This full tilt seven piece band offers fun, entertainment, dancing, classic rock, rhythm and blues and more. One of the three women who front the band is Renee Hill of Falls City and former Dallas resident. She is the lead vocal for the band.

Hill has more than 16 years in the music business appearing in several bands including "Nothin Too Fancy," "Stage Door Johnny," and a duo and five piece acoustic act with her husband, Ray Merideth. Ray is also a member of the "Renee Hill Band" and plays guitar and does vocals.

The band has been making many appearances from Vancouver, Wash. and down the coast and is looking forward to playing in their hometown. This appearance actually marks the first time the band will play in Dallas.

Other members of the band include Joyce Long, Adrianne Long, Greg Dodds, Greg DeBlase and Chris Olds.

Moonfall showssupports SABLE

House

RICKREALL -- A mixture of fun and drama make for a great fall 2001 Moonfall Theaÿtre season.

"Diner 51" is being preÿsented on Friday, Sept. 28 at Moonfall Theatre located at 11140 Orrs Corner Road.

The fund raising perforÿmances are hosted and beneÿfit local organizations.

This season finds our Moonfall cast in a small diner located on the back road near Roswell, N.M. Each patron who enters "Diner 51" comes with a unique story told through songs and skits.

The evening begins with refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. with the performance following.

The fall schedule of perÿformances, organizations beÿing benefited, and contact phone numbers for tickets or more information are as folÿlows:

* Friday, Sept. 28 -- SABLE House; call Pam Schiopen at 503-623-6703.

* Saturday, Sept. 29 -- Habitat For Humanity; call Joni O'Brien at 503-623-8353.

* Friday, Oct. 5 -- Dallas Arts Association; call Sally Clark at 503-623-0809 or call Joan Scherf at 503-623-3761.

* Saturday, Oct. 6 -- Henry Hill Elementary; call Denice Ziak at 503-838-0853.

* Saturday, Oct. 13 -- Perÿrydale FFA; call Kurt Hutchiÿson at 503-623-4186.

* Friday, Oct. 19 -- Polk County Historical Society; call Joanne King at 503-838-6603.

* Saturday, Oct. 20 -- Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Gamma Zeta Chapter; call Carol Stubbleÿfield at 503-393-4827.

* Friday, Oct. 26 -- Central High School Band; call Marty Emry at 503-606-0324 or Donÿna Moss at 503-838-1765.

Required dress at all perÿformances is semiformal.

Ticket prices are deterÿmined by the group hosting the event, but are generally $15 per person.

Ticket purchase must be made prior to the night of the performance as seating is limÿited. For more information, call Gerri Marshall at 503-623-6876 or Nona Springer at 503-623-5447.

Play returns

to Western

MONMOUTH - Following a hugely successful four-day summer run, the mock-Elizabethan farce "Ardy Fafirsin" will return to the stage Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 26 to 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Western Oregon University's Rice Auditorium.

The play concerns Alice Fafirsin, who is so in love with her servant's brother Thomas that she decides to murder her husband, Ardy Fafirsin. Unable to get Thomas to help her at first, she buys poison from her lecherous grocer who would like to take her to bed himself, but the poison turns Ardy's porridge blue and keeps him from eating much of it. Alice and the grocer turn to two hired murderers next: Black Will and Shakebag. But they are so inept at their profession that they get lost in the fog, locked out of the gates, drenched by chamber pots and tormented by flatulent mice. Ultimately Alice succeeds in the murder, but before the play is over she realizes she came to love Ardy by the time he was murdered.

Written by Don Nigro, the play is an uproarious comic dramatization of an actual historical murder recorded in Elizabethan times and originally told in an anonymous tragedy called "Arden of Feversham." This adaptation turns the serious play on its head, however, and makes the audience laugh in spite of the darkness of the subject matter

WOU's production is directed by theater professor David Janoviak, with sets and lighting by colleague Scott Grim and costumes by Theater/Dance Department Chair Richard Davis.

Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 for students and seniors. To learn more, contact the WOU Box Office at 503-838-8462.

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