Menasha Skulnik Emerges Anew as Great
Comedian, Superb Performer at Northland
Menasha Skulinik is here!
"Enter Laughing" is his wife, who
For many years, the news that appears as Anna Roman. She is a
the great comedian had come to marvelous partner: for more than
Detroit was a signal for outpour- 50 years of Skulnik's theatrical
ings of Yiddish theater-goers who
flocked to see him in roles that
made him famous in Jewish theat-
In more recent years, Skulnik
has appeared here on the English
stage — again drawing very large
He is back again, in a comedy,
"Enter Laughing," which, as many
now are saying in recognition of
his great talent, can also be called
Exit Laughing as well as Enter
to witness his performance.
He doesn't have a major role
in the Northland Playhouse pro-
duction in which he will con-
tinue to play here through Sun-
day. But there is no denying
that Menasha Skulnik still is
the great force in a play in
ance with a speech of more than 10
minutes in which he reminisced,
commented on world affairs, told
stories. He punned at his own ex-
pense, said he is not the greatest of
actors, not as great as Sammy Davis
Jr., "but," he commented, "I was a
Jew before him."
Martin Huston's acting was the
most noteworthy. Richard Waring
makes a good contribution to the
play's merits, and there is an ex-
cellent supporting cast.
Martin Huston has the role of
the lad who gets caught up in one
farcical deception after another as
he tries to hide from his em-
ployer and his anxious parents the
double life he leads while he works
as a messenger by day and acts
in a speedy pass-the-hat theatrical
troupe by night. The stage-smit-
ten youth's simultaneous involve-
ments with three girls provide still
more sources of merriment.
"Enter Laughing" will be fol-
lowed at Northland by the Broad-
way musical comedy hit "Came-
lot," starring Patricia Morison,
opening on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Northland Child-
ren's Musical Theater will present
its final production of the season,
"The Elves and the Shoemaker,"
with performances at 2 p.m. Aug.
21, and 11 a•m. and 2 p.m. on Aug.
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Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Halberstam
of Rosemont Rd. announce the en-
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Harold I. Mickel, son of Mrs. Jack
Mickel of Marlowe Ave., and the
late Mr. Mickel.
Miss Halberstam is a senior in
the college of education at Wayne
State University, where she is af-
filiated with Delta Phi Epsilon
sorority. Her fiance is a senior at
Wayne State University and plans
to enter law school in September.
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career she has been at his side,
which he shows that his antics
and whenever she had roles with
are of his own inimitable style.
him she gave a good account of
This is the seventh city in which herself, as she does now at the
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Skulnik appears in "Enter Laugh- Northland Playhouse.
ing" in his current tour with this
Based on an autobiographical
superb comedy. Soon, after ap- novel by Carl Reiner who, after
pearing in two more communities,
a ludicrous start, did become a
he will commence rehearsing for
successful actor, producer and
another play, under the direction
writer for TV, "Enter Laughing"
and his ORCHESTRA
of Dore Schary, which already
was written by Joseph Stein, co-
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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
and the Zeide" and it is scheduled
musical comedy hits.
26—Friday, August 20, 1965
to open on Broadway, in the Cort
As the irascible employer of a
Theater, on Nov. 9.
stage-struck teenager, Skulnik is
Meanwhile, Skulnik stars here the great laugh-producer.
Abe A. Schmier, Detroit attor-
Skulnick, as he often does, took
and the audiences love him.
his audience into his confidence
ney, member of the law firm of
Sharing the stage with him it after
the opening night's perform.
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the race for Judge of the Circuit
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Schmier, 61, has resided in De-
troit since age one. He is the fifth
of ten children
It is early morning in Se.rusalem. Men and boys are
He puts his broom away. and enters
hurrying To and from the Synagogue. Fagged l'heikel Ha Cohen,
the Synagogue. He remo,es hii .rkccat
that were born
the YemernTe. Is cleaning the ,treeT. He apProcnes the , An.Qc.qte
and dons h.s only pr.sent,ble coat. He
Where many o the disn'itarieS of Jerusalem worship..
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to Max and
and is a gradu-
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High School, and
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He takes his place In the front row 1.;i1h
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Joe is now touring America and Europe and will
People exchans.e greetmos cf och-errov.
Schmier was a
return soon with the latest dance steps.
member of the
ball team of the
University of De-
troit, from 1921
to 1924, and is
presently active in the affairs of
On Mondays and Thursdays, he ■ 5 among
the athletic department of U. of D.
those called first when the honors for
Calling up To the Reading of The Torah are
He was a member of the board of
the Gus Dorais Memorial Fund of
He is associated In the law prac-
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man A. Schmier, a member of the
Board of Zoning Appeals and a
When the time arrives for the biessinq ct
former president of the Old News-
kohan,n, Yhezkel, the street cleaner ni
be%ped b y
aLevlte who washes Yhezlcers handy
boys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit,
In,s shoe, ‘fhe41.cei blesses the
with his nephew, Allen B. Schmier,
the'Presiden't of Israel ;.;' an ?, eng -the,
and he how:, his head i.aith the other worshipret.a.
and George P. Dakmak.
Schmier has been actively en-
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