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APA's 'Show Off' Captivates
Audience with 'Flashy' Acti
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By JOHN CONRON
Scene: Mrs. Fisher (Helen
Hayes) and Clara (Gwyda Don-
howe) waiting in a living room of
the 1920's: head-high wood-panel-
ed Walls stained brown, jacketed
photographs propped on every
wooden ledge and outcropping.
Talking about Aubrey Piper,
known around town as 'Carnation
Charlie.' Clara, Mrs. Fisher's
daughter, says: "Frank, her hus-
band, says: 'He's a clown.' "
Mrs. Fisher says: "Pop (her
husband) says: 'Next time he slaps
me on the back, I'm gonna get
up and leave the room.'"
Clara thumbs a magazine. Mrs.
Fisher gloats and flutters over
bonbons. They say people say he's
dandy-carnation in his button-
hole, patent leather shoes; and
he's a talker, yes sir, Mrs. Fisher
can vouch for that - talk your
ear off. Yes sir, he's always blow-
ing off, all talk.
Finally, finally, a door slams
off stage. There's a loud voice, full
of talk, alaugh somewhere be-
tween a cackle and a donkey's
bray. He's here.
It is Aubrey Piper's play and
Clayton Corzatte's performance,
and when he starts the talking,
the play revives, the acting picks
up, the audience picks up. Even
Helen Hayes's Mrs. Fisher, role
Surfeit of Action
As for George Kelly's "The Show-
Off," the APA's current product-
ion, it never lets down again. If
anything mars the second act it
is a surfeit of action.
Piper is by now married to Amy,
the Fishers' second daughter; Pop
(we see only a few tousled, dis-
tracted minutes of him onstage)
dies of a stroke at his plant; at
the spectacle of Helen Hayes's
brilliantly adumbrated portrayal
of shock, the laughter gets ner-
vous; then, enter Aubrey, his head
banaged and full of tall tales
about how a traffic cop, a pedes-
trian, has collided with his bor-
rowed car. "It's all right now. I
fixed it. I talked to them."
And the rest of this second act
is a kind of contrapuntal tetralo- '
gue, alternately about the ac-
cident and the hurried prepara-
tions to get to the hospital, al-
ternately melodrama and brag-
By the third act, everybody
swings, caught up in the Piper's
spell, a kind of Babbitized stump
preaching about the American
dream. Mrs. Fisher - throughout
the play a practical, warm money-
pinching, comically narrow-mind-
ed ("Opera? Oh, that 'Dago'-
singing.") fiercely maternal family
guardian - is the last resistance,
eyes rolling upward in speech-
less perplexity as the curtain falls.
Few 'problems' are allowed to
trouble the play, and these are,
If you can forgive George Kelly
most of his first act and over-
look a less upsetting question of
taste in the second, "The Show-
Off" is a real entertainment with
flashes of American humor at
its complex best.
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H oue - S Challeng
Over Student Conduct
(Continued from Page 1)
Both resolutions were proposed
by the council's executive com-
mittee, f o I1o w i n g consultation
with South Quad Director Thomas
R. Fox and Hunt Resident Direc-
tor Mrs. ;lorence Davis, accord-
ing to 'Nancy O'Reilly, Hunt
Accordig to-Miss O'Reilly, Fox
told her that if Hunt Council
passed a resolution eliminating
freshman hours from the house
rules, this would be taken as an
assumption that the house judi-
ciary was abrogating its respon-
sibility for enforcement of Uni-
Under these circumstances, Miss
O'Reilly told the council, Fox said
he would be forced to deal with
flagrant violations by expelling
the violator from South Quad.
Since freshmen are required to
live in University residence halls,
this would be tantamount to ex-
pulsion from the University. Fox
later confirmed the statement,
saying "If counseling fails, we
might have to resort to such a
The resolutions passed by Hunt
Council were both urged by the
executive committee as a way to
avoid such serious reprisals.
Abolition of late minute penalties
would still keep disciplinary meas-
ures within the house judiciary
and the student judiciary struc-
SGC Vice-President Ruth Bau-
mann, '68, commented that Coum-
cil gave freshman women, not
house councils, the right to de-
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