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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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By MARCIA ABRAMSON
From "The Rape of the Cambodian
Women" (guerrilla theatre) to "Hadrian
VII" (PTP), theatre is part of life in Ann
Arbor. Hardly a day goes by without some
performance, be it theatre in the streets
or a star-filled show from Broadway.
The glamorous Professional Theatre Pro-
gram (PTP) and the Association of Per-
forming Artists, (no longer in existence)
have usually stolen the spotlight in the
past with offerings such as last year's "Mac-
beth", "Chronicles of Hell", "The Time
of Your Life", and smash revivals such as
"Harvey" (with Helen Hayes and Jimmy
Some of -the old APA members Make
up part of the cast of the newly-formed
Actors Company, which will be producing
"Summertree", "In the Manner of J. Robert
Oppenheimer" and "Little Murders"' this
And the Broadway-oriented PTP will
bring in "1776", "You're a Good Man
Charlie Brown," "Plaza Suite," "Hadrian
VII," "Zorba!" ,and, unsurprisingly, "Hair:"
Last year saw the first wave of r o c k
theatre in Ann Arbor, with highly success-
ful presentations of "Come Together" and
"Shoppin!". Both plays were well received
by the Ann Arbor audience.
Another successful, 1970 production was
the cabaret performance of "What Are
You Wearing to the Revolution" as part
of the UAC-Michigras blast. There is sure
to be more of the same this year.
But, unfortunately, original offerings are
still the exception in Ann Arbor. Most
lay's the thing:.
student and community groups stick to test-
ed plays. Exceptions last year were the
student-written play presented by the Uni-
versity Players, the official student theatre
group; a performance or two at Canter-
bury House; and a short play put on by the
The Players are a gorgeously motley crew
dedicated to the production of such esoteric
and, literary offerings as "The Drunkard,"
"Tom Thumb" (by Henry Fielding), By-
ron's "Manf red" and "MacBeth"' (by
Charles Marowitz) Aided byaa foundation
grant, the faculty-student group has dazzled
audiences in the Angell Hall foyer (!) with
their innovative performances.
Although the University Players group
also worlds on new treatments, they gener-
ally stay with more standard material. And
often their productions are excellent.
Most ordinary students who get into
theatre belong to the three major musical
companies: MUSKET, Soph Show, and Gil-
bert and Sullivan Society.
All three present highly competent pro-
ductions of standard musical. comedy fare.
G & S of course concentrates on Gilbert
and Sullivan, but the group also presents
such perennials as "Paint Your Wagon."'
Soph Show restricts participants to soph-
omores, but MUSKET (Michigan U ni o n
Show, Ko-Eds Too) is for everybody. Their
performances have been so well done that
the groupf was selected by USO for a
year-long tour of military installations.
Another student production came last
year from the new Residential College Play-
ers, who presented an evening of Cocteau
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And a real bargain is available in the
Student Laboratory Theatre, where per-
forming students practice in all kinds of
different theatrical media. The productions
-generally in the afternoon-are free.
And then there is the guerrilla theatre,
which comes right to you and is often more
bright and creative than anything the pro-
scenium arch set has to offer. Radical
groups have ben increasingly using theatre
as a political education technique on campus
-and it, too, is free.
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