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November 20, 1981 - Image 52

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-11-20

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Perhaps it was the late
hour that made Saturday
evening's 9 p.m presenta-
tion of "Watch on the
Rhine" at the Attic Theater
a disappointment-
Written by Lillian
Hellman, the three-hour
production focuses on an
anti-Nazi German engineer
who brings his American
wife and their three chil-
dren out of war-tom World
War II Germany to the com-
fort of his mother-in-law's
house.
However, as the play
pro-
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reeds, the atmosphere is not
quite so comfortable, since
the fascist-sympathizer
Count Tech de Brancovis,
played by RobertGrot,sman.
resides under the same roof.
At the outset, the prin-
cipals project strongly,
but by the last hour of the
show it is all one can do to
hear the dialogue. To
watch voiceless move-
ment on stage is boring.
It seems that by the end of
the evening, when much of
the drama and tension is
building, the actors have
lost the verve they ably dis-

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sually the expression. "in a
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good things w ill be happening.
Unfortunately, every vital sign points
to population declines in the decades
to come ... Your guesstimate as to
how long it may take to reduce the
Jewish people to a remnant is as good

as any statistician's.
The holocaust started it with a

vengeance. Then, and now,
assimilation, intermarriage, abortion
and birth control have continued this
devastation.
Intermarriage is on the increase;
the divorce rate is up; the death rate
exceeds the birth rate in both Israel
and the diaspora; and in Israel.
emigration further threatens the
population.
It is time, now, to join with us to
counter these deadly forces and to
help elect life and survival for the
future of our people and our
heritage .

The Role of The
Jewish Woman

Women have a rightful obligation to
their Jewish heritage as a way of life.
We value this birthright and we are
responsible for conveying it to our
children by example and through
education.

The Importance of the
Family to Society

Women have a rightful responsibility
to safeguard the sanctity of the
family and its standards of purity
(Taharas Hamishpachat.
We consider these essential for
promoting harmony in the home,
preserving marriage and preventing
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The Marriage Contract

Women have a rightful duty as
equals with their mates in marriage to
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We uphold these attributes as
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The HuManity of Motherhood

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to care for the physical and spiritual
well-being of the family.
We believe that children are a
unique blessing and that offspring are
the greatest rewards of marriage.

The Eternity pf the
Jewish People

Women have a rightful role in
strengthening the life of our people.
We reaffirm that intermarriage,
assimilation, abortion and birth
control threaten Jewish survival.

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played earlier.
However, one can find
good in everything, and -
there is really better reason
to see the play than to avoid
it.
First., the theater is small,
seating about 175 and any
seat in the house is a good
seat for viewing. Secondly,
Hellman's dialogue seems
to provide a balance be-
tween the huinor and the
pathos — the audience is
not fidgety from too much of
one or the other.
As Anise, the French
maid, Mary Cutler is de-
lightful. Her role is
mostly comedic and at
times she is a scene
stealer.
Grossman probably de-
livered the most notable
portrayal as the patheti-
cally despicable Teck de
Brancovis, the Nazi-
sympathizer. Perhaps it.
was a smirky grin, or an evil
glimmer in his eyes, or his
nervous walk — whatever
the case, he proved to be a
character one loves to hate.
This coupled with the Euro-
pean mannerisms_ he de-
picted, holding the cigarette
from underneath as Euro-
peans do, gave Grossman's
character depth and be-
lievability.
Laurie V. Logan as Sara
Muller handles the anxious
moments calmly and cooly.
but the audience knows her
character is churning in-
side. Her character provides
the sanity that holds the
family together.
Children always seem to
steal the show, and Raphael
Aiello, as the middle child,
Bodo Muller, has his share
of scene stealing. When
Sara Muller remarks that
the adults are acting like
children, Aiello as Bodo re-
marks "Mama, please, you
insult us."
Shirley Benyas, who
has appeared in many
local productions, in
operas and who has sung
witksymphonies, depicts
Fanny Farrelly, the mat-
riarch in whose home the
action takes place, as
natural as one can be.
The cast also includes
Augustus Williamson, John
Powers,' Bethany Car-
penter, Kevin Loucks,
Krystyn Loucks and David
Fox.
Directed by Yolanda
Fleischer, "Watch on the
Rhine," is a pleasant alter-
native to the fare served up
at the major live theaters.
See the show, but catch an
early performance. It's
worth taking the chance on
locally-produced theater.
"Watch on the Rhine"
continues at the Attic Thea-
ter, 525 E. Lafayette,
through Dec. 19. Show
times are 8 p.m.. Thursday
and Friday, 6 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday. For ticket informa-
tion, call the theater, 963-
7789.

Society is built upon
trust; and trust upon confi-
dence is one another's in-
tegrity.
—South

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