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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, March 31, 1979--Page 5


Daily Photo by PAM MARKS
A sure bet

Entertainer Gamble Rogers, singer, songwriter and raeconteur is appearing
at the Ark this weekend, and is shown here during his performance last
night. Rogers, who made a sensational appearance at the Ann Arbor Folk
Festival in early January, is a wry and incisive commentator on Public
Radio's "All Things Considered".Performances will be both tonight and,
Sunday, and doors will be opening at eight thirty.
YSA aims to educate
through social chan ge

(Continued from Page 1)
"We feel that every issue affects
students because we're all part of the
same society," Warren said.
The ten points YSA members em-
phasize are:
" funding student needs, not apartheid;
w defending women's rights;
" supporting free 24-hour child care; t
" supporting the boycotts of Cam-
pbell's, Libby's and Nestles-products;
defending affirmative action;
* supporting gay and lesbian rights;
* opposing nuclear power, nuclear
* keeping the FBI and CIA off campus;
* supporting international student
solidarity; and
*,demanding worker-student-faculty
Graduate student Denis Hoppe, YSA
vice presidential candidate said, "Our
conception of MSA is more to provide a
forum for groups that want to
organize." He said in the past MSA
should have worked to build a divest-
ment movement, and sought support
for a day care center.
The group also said students
shouldn't pay a mandatory assessment,
but MSA has no other viable form of
funding. Warren said the University
should provide funds to run student
ANOTHER TOPIC the candidates
emphasize is the protection of women
on campus. Warren advocates a;
women's defense guard made up of
women. He said one was recently ini-
stituted at Michigan State University.
They also said the University should
pay more attention to courses such as
those in the women's studies program
and those aimed at Africans, Chicanos,
native Americans, and Asian
"We would try to make the Univer-
sity a more welcome place for students,
and try to use MSA and its resources to
make it better for minority students,"
Warren said.
YSA MEMBERS said they support
quotas for admissions, and also faculty
Although the candidates said many of
their issue positions are similar to those
of the People's Action Coalition (PAC),
they are somewhat more to the left of
some PAC members' positions.
"We're running as socialists,"
Warred said. "We don't want to get
elected under some other name and
then say, 'Surprise - we're socialists.'
We want people to know that these are
the things, socialists stand for. People,

then begin to get a picture of what
socialism is about."
YSA MEMBERS also said that as
Assembly members they would bring
interest groups to meetings for
discussion on the issues they are con-
cerned with, and then push MSA to pour
special projects resources into these
groups and activities.
They said they would see to it that
MSA not only passed resolutions, but
took action on them. "We would take a
more active role - beyond just endor-
sing issues," Hoppe said.
"There is too much busy-work that
goes on in MSA meetings," he added.
"We feel MSA should become more of a
forum for social change."
Warren added, "Students do have
power, and we're trying to educate
them about it."
.1.). ATTRACTIONS Presents
An All Professional Cast in

arts & entertainment
Little Nightmusic a big success
By CAROL KOLETSKY Egarmai household where Fredrick Collem, as Fredrick, was a trifle ner- Must Meet My Wife," he is stunning.
The Ann Arbor Civic Theatre's voices his frustrations concerning his vous when singing, especially on the In fact, the performance was
production of A Little Night Music second wife, Anne, who, after 11 months low notes when he lost a little volume, remarkable for the significant number
would not be mistaken for the original of marriage, is yet a virgin. Madly in His acting, though, is almost flawless, of memorably good performances.
Broadway or London casts, but to say love with Anne, Fredrick's son Henrick and in songs fitting his range, like "You
that it is impressive would be an under- is teased and ignored by everyone
statement. As trite and mundane as it The fascinating plot tangles as
sounds, the musical, with an all-around Fredrick and Desiree, once lovers, Woody Allens 1975
marvelous acting crew, some quality become entangledagain, and Desiree's LOVE AND DEATH
singing, and quite simple but lovely horrified present lover dispatches the
choreography, is community theatre at information to Anne. A weekend in the Who but Woody Allen could reduce Waterloo to usthe matter
its best. country becomes an utter fiasco of en-of desserts(Napoleon and Josephine) losing out to the main
The famous team of corn- course-Beef Wellington? With Diane Keaton, plenty of amus-
poser/lyricist Stephen Sondheim and ing philosophical musing and in color.
producer/director Harold Prince, A Little Nightmusic Sun: Hitchcock's STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
whose first collaboration was West Side Stephen ondheim and Hugh Wheeler
Story, searched for fifteen years for a Lydia Mendelssohn TONIGHT AT OLD ARCH. AUD.
plausible story line dealing with the March28-March 31 9p.m. CINEMA GUILD 7:0a.9:05, $1.50
philandering and bitter frustrations of April20-2
romance. In 1973, they finally settled on Fredrik Egerman..........John McCollum
a script based on an Ingmar Bergman Desiree Armfeldt..............Meg Gilbert
film comedy, Smiles of A Summer Anne Egerman...,........Louise Ann Feder
Night. Hugh Wheeler joined the team as Henrik Egerman ..............David Kitto
an author, and A Little Night Music was Madame Armfeldt...........Cathe Wright MED IATRICS
on its way to the Shubert. Bradley Blo',m, director; Gary Smith,
The curtains are open in Mendelssohn design- Eric Losey, costumes npGIRL
to a brightly colored arboreal setting __THE GOODBYEG R
reminiscent of the lavish cardboard ---- ----=-- - T E OOD YE IR
setting of the music-comedies of the tangled affairs, and, as the sun smiles (Herbert Ross) Neil Simon's happiest and funniest comedy
1940's. Couples sweeping across the for the third time, Madame Armfeldt with Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss. About laughing,
stage in the opening number brought closes her eyes for the final time to the love, and warmth. Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for the
the audience with them as they sang changing world. best actor.
and waltzed to "The Glamourous Life." Sondheim's lyrics are so crucial that SATURDAY, MARCH 31
The Quintent presaged and narrated a slight slip will jumble his clever, NAT SCI AUD 7:00 & 9:00 Admission $1.50
the events in the story well, though the original, and unique witticisms. Though
males were noticeably stronger than the cast slowed up the tempo a bit, their
the females. job of enunciating was fairly precise. March 28-31 Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Madame Armfeldt picks up on the SO WELL CAST was this production
narration, saying that life is not always that one would expect to walk backstage
that glamourous, but full of follies. She and find everyone still in char-
reveals that uponcareful watch, the sun acter: Meg Gilbert was char-
smiles three times an evening: Once for ming in her role as Desiree; boasting
the old, troubled by society's lack of believable reactions and all the
thought, discretion and morality; once charisma and subtle sarcasm that the
for the young and innocent; and once part requires. In a song which has
for the fools, like her daughter Desiree, made the musical famous, "Send In
who is too caught up in her acting The Clowns," she captivates not only
career to achieve self-realization. her lover, but the audience as well.
THE SCENE SHIFTS to the Playing opposite her, John Mc-
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