ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Who's afraid of Albee?
Advertiser Staff and News Services
Not us. We love a good, old-fashioned psycho-drama. The kind with a big secret. The kind with complicated, very adult relationships and sort-of foul language. The kind which — in its 1966 big-screen adaptation, at least — featured real-life drama king and queen Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor as the manipulative, dysfunctional married couple George and Martha. Paul Mitri and Bree Bumatai take over the plum roles at tonight's Glenn Cannon-directed debut of Edward Albee's classic Broadway play at Manoa Valley Theatre. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 general. Call 988-6131 or visit www.manoavalleytheatre.com.
— Derek Paiva
WHOLE DIFFERENT BALL GAME
Someone gave you a stability ball for Christmas and you don't know what to do with it? "Get on the Ball for Great Abs" by Lisa Westlake (Marlowe & Company, $14.95) is a how-to guide with easy-to-follow photos of dozens of exercises. Westlake explains how to combine the ball with free weights and resistance bands, as well as stretching exercises assisted with the ball. Training programs are also featured, such as a computer quick-fix to combat the slouches and tightness that go with computer-related jobs.
— Paula Rath
"Me. I mean, I try to listen and follow my notes. But I'm always criticizing myself. I'm never happy."
Robert De Niro | on the most difficult actor to direct in "The Good Shepherd," in which he also starred, in New York magazine