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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Fridoy, November 5, 1 9? 1

Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAiLY Friday, November 5, 1971

'Butler:

Shades

r a sex-craved psychotic pat-
nt and decides to have her
>mmitted.
Enter the bellboy from the
otel where Mrs. Prentice was
ped. He has some 8 by 10
lossies of the Dr's. wife in a
lost undignified.position. These
hotgraphic studies can, of
>urse, be purchased.
Enter Police Inspector Match.
e is looking for a Miss Geral-.
ne Barclay who has supposedly
ade off with the private parts.
elonging to a statue of Sir
Vinston Churchill. The inspec-
r also adds that he is looking
r a certain bellboy who is be-
g charged with molesting a
arty of schoolgirls, (while ne-
ecting the chaperone).
In the chaos that follows,
lentities become further con-
used. Miss Barclay puts on the
othes of the bellboy. The bell-
y puts on the clothes of Mrs.
rentice. Mrs. Prentice is sure
hat she is going insane. And
?r. Prentice is accused of not
ly being a murderer, but also:
heterosexual adulterer, a ho-
aosexual child molester, a
ansvestite, and a devil wor-
hipper. Characters get drug-
ed, dragged, drunk, and shot
BOX OFFICES OPEN 6:30
SHOW STARTS AT 7:00

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As Dr. Prentice, David Kelley
is superb. Constance Meng's por-
trayal of Mrs. Prentice is just as
meticulous. Both performers
have mastered their comic char-
acters, yet have given them a
realistic aspect that makes them
hilarious and pathetic, at the
same time. As Dr. Rance, John
Reed is extremely funny. How-
ever his basic attack to the role
is grounded in a little too much
realism, and not enough eccen-
tricity. Dr. Rance is rather
like the, Dr. Strangelove of Bri-
tish psychiatry, and Reed's por-
trayal lacks this certain bizarre
flair. Harry Epstein as Inspec-
tor MVlatch was entertaining, and
Lisa Goodman as Geraldine

oliere
was adequate. Jamie Farbman's
portrayal of the bellboy was at
best mediocre, and at worst
wretched. Physically Mr. Farb-
man is very well suited for the
role, but his enunciation made
him inaudible, and his sense of
comedy is better suited for
Death of a Salesman. Freder-
ick Ollerman's direction was
clever. He should further be-
congratulated for his deft hand-
ling of arena-type staging. Also
Mr. Ollerman should be given
a hearty bravo for having the
guts to use the original Bri-
tish version of the script, rath-
er than the watered down Amer-
ican version which is most often
used.

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FRI.-SAT.-SUN., NOV. 5-6-7
nMUDDY WATERS

By NANCY FAGIN
Last night the University of
Michigan Speech Department
debuted the first play in their
new series of "Showcase Pro-
ductions." The showcase format
is described by the department
as "a unique sries of special
interest materials, avant-garde.
off-Broadway. and experimental
productions of the classics. Four
full length plays, all student di-
rected." If their first production
of Joe Orton's witty comedy,
What the Butler Saw, is indica-
tive of the quality that is to
follow, may I suggest that you
purchaseyour season subscrip-
tions now. That way you can
avoid the rush for individual
tickets and the possibility of a
sold out sign over the intimate
arena theatre, where this series
is being presented.
The genre of What the Butler
Saw is a modern farce. The
script is chocked full of the
conventions and techniques of
Molliere and Feydeau, but the
plot is grounded in the twentieth
century world of psychiatry, al-
cohol, and pharmacology.
The play's action takes place
in the multi-doored clinic of Dr.
Prentice, a psychiatrist with an
effervescent libido. While inter-
viewing young females for the
position of personal secretary,
Dr. Prentice comes across the
shapely but dumb Geraldine
B'arclay. Under false pretenses
he has her undress. He then
makes an attempt at seduction.
Unfortunately, Mrs. Prentice,
it h e doctor's nymhomaniac
wife) enters the clinic. Dr.
Prentice is not only delayed in
his amorous advances, but plac-
ed in the precarious position of
having to hide a naked secre-
tary from his unknowing wife.
As the farce becomes more en-
tangled, Mrs. Prentice outs on
Miss Barclay's dress. Hers, (as
she nakedly reveals when tak-
ing off her coats) was stolen
from the hotel where she sent
the previous nirht bIng raped
in the third floor linen closet.
Enter Dr. Rance, the psychia-
tric examiner of Her Majesty's
joe orton
WHAT THE
BUTLER
SAW
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ing the clinic, discovers the un-
clad prospective stenographer. ge
Rance, however, mistakes her at

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