That’s entertainment: Twenty years ago


“Six Degrees of Separation,” based in John Guare’s award-winning play, was one of the big movies of 1994. It starred a young Will Smith.

“Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” starred Jim Carrey in the awful title role. Chris Elliott was the title character in “Cabin Boy,” a worse movie than “Ace Ventura.”

David Lamberton of Cranston starred in City Nights Dinner Theatre’s “Arsenic and Old Lace.” For $20 you got a family-style chicken dinner and the play.

Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton and Paul Wylie skated in “Stars on Ice” at the Providence Civic Center. Tickets were $20 and $30. They were followed by Sesame Street’s “Sleeping Birdie.” Tickets were $8.50 and $9.50.

Viola Davis starred in Trinity’s production of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.” Also in the cast was Ed Shea, Rose Weaver, Nigel Gore and Allen Oliver. My review stated, “Viola Davis, a wonderful, expressive actress, who makes the role of Isabella an unforgettable one with her large expressive eyes, and the technique of crying on cue, Davis puts her body and soul into the character.”

Village Pizza on West Shore Road in Warwick had a one-pound steak dinner with complementary glass of wine for $6.95. Fish and chips were $4.50, and baked stuffed shrimp was $6.50.

West Warwick’s West Valley Inn had a take-out combo plate special of macaroni, chicken, potted beef, French fries, bread and butter for $4.25.

PPAC’s expansion program would allow “Phantom of the Opera” to fit in an expanded stage in 1995.

The RI Spring Flower and Garden Show was at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Advance tickets were $7.

Photographer Jean Duffy’s exhibit, “Lighthouses of New England,” was at the Cranston Public Library.

We attended the grand opening of the new AS220 on Empire St. in Providence, still going and growing strong.


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