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UNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1962

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What Colors!
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DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 2)
will be looking for employment in
Feb., June or Aug. Both Education &
General Division registration material
will be given out. Two identical meet-
ings will be held in Aud. B, Angell
Hall at 3:00 & 4:00.
Mademoiselle Magazine, N.Y., N.Y. -
Three annual contests are now being
sponsored by Mlle. for college women:
The College Board Competition, the Art
Contest & the College Fiction Contest.
College Bd. Competition designed for
undergrads with talent in art, writing,
fashion, merchandising, promotion or
adv. 1st assignment due Nov. 30. Win-
ners spend June in N.Y.C. to work on
Aug. issue. The Fiction & Art Contest
winners will be awarded $500. Further
details avail. at Bureau of Appts., 3200
SAB.
Placement
POSITION OPENINGS:
Corporation in Central Michigan-Po-
sition as Supervisor of Women's Em-
ployment for woman with degree &
some exper.-office, business or teaching
(need not be in Personnel field). Age
25-30. Will be in charge of employment
of women.
Fanger and Sundell, Certified Public
Accountants, Boston, Mass.-Openlngs
on permanent staff for a senior & semi-
senior accountant with solid public ac-
counting exper. Positions involve min-
imum of travel. Oppor. for advancement.
Linde Co., Div. of Union Carbide, N.Y.,
N.Y.-Need individual with BS-MS in
Mech. or Chem. Engrg. Will do studies of.
the des. of specialized equip. for cryo-
genic applications, cryobiology, food
preservation & missile programs. Loca-
tion: Buffalo, N.Y.
Gulf Research & Development Co.,
Pittsburgh, Pa.-Openings in Geophys-
ics Div., for MS-PhD: Electrical, Geol-
ogists (math minor), Geophysicists,
Math (applied). Will participate in re-
search, dev. of techniques & special
problem applications of geophysical
methods. Also many openings for vari-
ous types of Engnrs.
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For further information, please call
General Div., Bureau of Appts., 3200
SAB, Ext. 3544.
Buy
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ELLIS RABB
... APA debut

APA

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Rehearsa l.. .

Backstage
By MARJORIE BRAHMS
BACKSTAGE AT LYDIA MENDELSSOHN-Tension is mounting
as Schnitzer, Rabb and Co. culminate almost a year's planning and
work, preparing for Tuesday night's red carpet preview of the Uni-
versity's offering to the gods of culture, the Association of Producing
Artists.
Behind the scenes, and at Mendelssohn they are chaotic as work-
men finish refurbishing the theatre, those involved feel the pressure
of an approaching opening night. The theatre, guarded by loyal
watchdogs, is blocked off from popular consumption-meaning those
of us who like to watch the actors rehearse-by strict, higher echelon
orders. The APA faces the monumental task of putting on five dif-
ferent plays in one month and they need all the time they can get.
Last Minute Details
Even the charming and skillful Mrs. Marcella Schnitzer, a theatre
veteran herself, is complaining of her 18 hour days, shut off from the
rest of society in the race to complete all last minute details of a ma-
jor operation. Prof. Robert Schnitzer races around with a preoccupied
look on his face, sporting a salt and pepper goatee. At last week's press
conference, artistic director Ellis Rabb looked calm, but several of his
entourage wandered around, staring aimlessly, mouthing words. Petite,
grey-haired Enid Markey was preoccupied as she posed for camera-
men, silently moving her lips while managing to bite her nails.
In a small room off the publicity manager's office, several women
have been creating lovely costumes, not the least decorative being a
white corset, trimmed in lace and pink-flowered ribbon, designed for a
"prostitute." The lady in charge is stylish, clever Ann Roth, a top
New York designer brought to Ann Arbor for the occasion. She lament-
ed the dearth of fabrics available in Ann Arbor; as a matter of fact, she
said, they don't even have a but-
ton-holing machine.
Dingy Basement
And down below all the publici-
ty, executive, secretarial and ticket
offices, a dingy basement houses
a collection of half-finished props,
sofas without upholstery and
chairs without seats. One can al-
most imagine Rosemary Harris and
Ellis Rabb in a scene from "The
School for Scandal," APA's open-
ing production, seated on a bro-
caded sofa, dressed in the lavish
costumes of the 18th century.
Upstairs, there is a white-hair-
ed, fatherly gentleman who allo-
cates tickets. He completes what
.s^ahas every appearance of being a
real, first-rate Broadway produc-
tion brought to the relatively un-
exciting locale of Ann Arbor. The
people at the heart of the Pro-
fessional Theatre Program, finan-
cially, artistically and publicity-
. wise, have placed special emphasis
on the fact that this company has
not produced a show in New York
and then transported the finished
product here; rather, it has work-
ed as an "organic unity" in Ann
Arbor-making this city an off-
Broadway theatre of sorts.
. .~.Exciting Addition
And anyone with his eyes open
can see the influx of Broadway
characters on the street scene. Will
Geer, who will play Walt Whitman
in "We, Three Comrades," was
e makes a point seen Friday toting a bag of gro-REHEARSA
f 'for Scandal" ceries. up North University Ae- ReHEarS AL i
nue. Geer has yellowish-white hair, Rosemary Harr
curling at his neck, and a promi-
nent stomach which he had pour-
ed into a black turtleneck sweater.
One player appeared in Prof. A.
B. Harrison's Shakespeare lecture.
Others were seen dining at the
Pretzel Bell. They are exciting ad-
ditions to the campus scene. The
entire idea of a professional reper-
tory company is an exciting idea,
sure to bring Ann Arbor a certain
fame and to enrich its cultural
spirit.
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PROF. ROBERT SCHNITZER
... art commitments

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Where'you can
brouse between
classes as long
as you like
and we're open
Mon. till 8:30

ON FOREST
off Corner of S.
University Ave. right
in S. U. Shopping
Center opposite
Campus Theatre
Customer parking
at rear of store.

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FAMOUS PLAYERS-Will Geer as Sir Peter Teagle
to Enid Markey, who plays Mrs. Candour in "Schoo

SCENE-Director Ellis Rabb goes over a scene with
ris who plays Lady Teagle in "School for Scandal."

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INTERESTED GROUP-Ellis Rabb as Joseph Surface, Cavana Humphrey as Lady Smerwell and
Anne Meacham as Maria pose for a scene from Sheridan's "School for Scandal" during a rehearsal.

By MICHAEL HARRAH
City Editor
A real link between professional and academic theatre will be
established Wednesday evening, when the Association of Producing
Artists opens its Fall Drama Festival with Richard B. Sheridan's
"School for Scandal," a nineteenth century comedy of manners.
Presented by the University's new thatre-in-residence, the pro-
duction comprises some 20 top Broadway players, directors and de-
signers.
Headed up by director Ellis Rabb and his actress wife, Rosemary
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FULL COSTUME-Rosemary Harris and Will Geer are shown in a
scene from the New York production of "School for Scandal."
ing to Ann Arbor in between for the Winter Festival of Shakespeare's
Plays on the 400th anniversary of the bard's birth.
Guiding the program is Prof. Robert C. Schnitzer of the speech
department and his charming wife, Marcella (Cisney), herself a for-
mer director.
Schnitzer emphasizes that the University is keenly aware of the
campus and community interest in an augmented professional theatre
program, and as such he believes the APA's activities will have na-
tional significance.
"Broadway commercial theatre managers are alarmed at the de-
clining state of the New York theatre," he has said. "A network of

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