i k r i p t Vol. 39, No. 5 March 1987 A M T h e W o r l d ’ s p h o t o ( ) f T h e M o n t h A S t a g e by COLLEEN FORNESS On February 19th and 20th the Cubley Library was transformed into a stage. The Drama Guild of Paul Smith’s College and North Country Community College joined together to present two one-act plays. The performances were directed by Ann Lyon of NCCC, and produced by Jim Gould of PSC. The first play “12:21 P.M.” by F.J. Hartland was very humorous. The play took place in Kevin’s apartment at approx imately 12:21 P.M. Kevin was played by Any Boutelle, a North Country student. As best man for his friend Joel’s wedding, he seemed to be having the case of “cold feet” for the groom. Kevin’s “cold feet” manifested itself in the form of alcohol. By the time Joel, played by Paul Smith’s stu dent, Eric Swanson, arrived, Kevin was very drunk. The resulting rush between the two to get Kevin ready for the ceremony was very funny. Both actors portrayed the scene brilliantly; each of their performances complemented the other’s. • —■ > . * The character of Joel’s sister, played by Jade Quackenbush of PSC, was quite in triguing. She put a time limit on her brother to get Kevin ready. When it ex pired, she would return to pick Joel up with or without his best man. This left the au dience on the edge of their seats. The ending of the play was surprising and emotional. The performance of the three actors was very impressive, and we look forward to hearing from them again. The second play, “Spoon River An thology” by Edgar Lee Masters, was presented mostly by North Country students. In the play, the characters return from the dead to inform the people in the present, the audience, about their lives, loves, mistakes, and deaths. “Spoon River” also featured original songs written by NCCC’s Duane Gould, one of the performers. The songs were amus ing and easy to listen to. Amy Brown add ed her beautiful voice to the song, “The Water is Wide” making it easily one of the favorite songs of the play. Paul Smith’s own Eric Swanson had a role in this play as well. He portrayed a young army soldier who died in the war. The flag he fought under now rested above his grave. The rest of the cast from North Country included Marc Seidenberg, Caroline Hotal- ing, Melissa Mamby, Beth Bonnabeau, Gary DeRouchie, Andy Boutelle, Tim Gonyea and Joan Boutelle. They portrayed characters that included drunks, pro stitutes, widows, and mothers. All the ac tors gave fine performances that delighted the audience. Both plays provided a delightful evening of entertainment. They were wonderfully directed by professional director Ann Lyon whose work has been seen (and ap preciated) at Paul Smith’s before. Paul Smith’s campus can look forward to the next presentation from the Drama Guild! The winner of The Photo Of The Month contest is Mark Skalny. Mark won two tickets to a Thursday night buffet at the Hotel. All entries for the final contest must be received by April 1. A d v i c e T o T h e L o v e l o r n Dear Lydia, I come from a wealthy southern family, and I am an 18-year-old freshman here at PSC. I ’m not exactly Tom Selleck, but I ’m not geek material either. My problem is that I ’ve grown very fond of a member of the faculty here. She’s a single, fairly at tractive young women with a lot of per sonality and a very caring attitude. I haven’t been so bold as to express my love to her yet, but I think she has some idea. Can you please give me some advice? Am I really wasting my time? Stressed with Love Dear Stressed, You’ve got your whole life ahead of you. being in love with an older person takes a lot of strength. Usually they think so much differently than you, things can be very difficult. Maybe it’s time for you to con front her. If it’s true love, this will only be another test . . . if not, remember “If you love something, set it free, if it comes back to you, it’s yours, if not, it never was.” Lydia DEAR LYDIA . . . Advice to the lovelorn! Dear Lydia is an advice column. All let ters can be submitted in the Post Script suggestion box in Longtin Cafeteria or in the envelope outside Mrs. Folta’s office, Cantwell 22. All letters will be held strictly confidential. Dear Lydia, I’m an attractive, 18-year-old female student at Paul Smith’s College who seems to have a lot of trouble with keeping a steady boyfriend. Over the past semester and a half I have seen at least five dif ferent guys, the longest relationship lasted only five weeks. I am from New England, and from a split family. I have never known what love is really about. A lot of people learn love from their family first; I * guess I never really had that chance. Right now I am seeing someone and I think I am really in love. The problem is that I can not tell if he is really in love with me. Is he really as head over heels about me as I am over him? He says he is, and he acts like he is, but sometimes I feel so un sure. Help me before I lose another. Sorrow Sarah Dear Sorrow Sarah, It is always hard to tell when someone loves you. It’s one of those things that comes down to that old adage “Time will tell.” Sometimes waiting can be the hardest part, but just by being there for him and reassuring him of your love can be the string that ties the knot . . . and holds together a relationship that will en dure. Lydia Dear Lydia, I am torn! I’ve just broken up with my boyfriend of 5 months and I am still in love with him. To complicate the situation a close male friend of mine is deeply in love with me. Having just been through one painful romance, I really don’t want another commitment. How can I maintain my friendship and stil keep my in dividuality? Torn & Troubled Dear Torn & Troubled, If it’s a true friendship, it will weather any storm. Be strong. Lydia Due to the tremendous efforts of Chef Paul Sorgule and Chef Keith Buerker, the culinary team will once again get a chance to compete in the second largest Culinary Salon in the United States in Boston in April. A recent generous donation of $600 from Student Council has gotten the team off to a great start. A fund raising dinner is be ing planned for March 19 with such items as salmon encroute and a fabulous dessert table. The practice sessions are starting in March and continuing in April in order to give the team confidence for its April 24 departure. Ideas are already in motion as sophomores, Neil Bowlan is starting to draw up his pate and restaurant platters, Rob Missel is scheduling his time in Cant well lab, Marty Thompson is finalizing the plans for his eight plates, Scott Malsick is deciding on a final pattern for his platters as well as his many other responsibilities as team captain, and the alternates, Jo- Anne Reahume and Elaine Conti, are con tributing their thoughts and ideas for a bet ter team table. The team has a positive and ambitious attitude toward being in Boston and look forward to support from the student body to bring home the gold. Scott C. Malsick, team captain W e l l n e s s W e e k On February 17, 18, & 19 Wellness Days were observed here at PSC. Activities in cluded a weight lifting contest, a guided cross-country ski trip around PSC, snowshoeing on St. Regis Lake, and a swim-a-thon. Other events included such things as a life style assessment question naire, Male/Female Issues and Dating with Diane Fortado from Planned Paren thood, and Dialogue by Dr. John Radigan at the Hotel Saranac on how to combat the world’s problems to make it a better place to live. The Life Style Assessment questionnaire indicated that we have a fairly healthy stu dent body. However, there is room for im provement. F o r e s t C o n t e s t BOONVILLE, N.Y. - “Ways in Which Economy of Forest Industry Can Be Im proved in New York State” is the theme of the 1987 essay contest sponsored by the NYS Woodsmen’s Corporation. The winner will be presented $100 at the 40th Woodsmen’s Field Days scheduled Aug. 14-16 in Boonville. Entries must be less than 500 words of prose; literary work must be original and not previously published or submitted for inclusion in any publications. Deadline for receipt of en tries is Friday, June 26. Entries must have name, address and telephone number of author and be typewritten or legibly writ ten. All entries become property of the Woodsmen’s Corporation and cannot be returned to sender. Send entries to Woodsmens’ Corporation, P.O. Box 123, Boonville, NY 13309.