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rs & Enter a et THE MICHIGAN DAILY
reainFriday, April 15, 1977 Page Five E

A P play 'Tambov I

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RUSH! To get t.ikt to
WdlfiamWmndom inThurber II
April18, 8pm, Rowe Cente
Tickets available at PTP Ticket Office
Mendelssohn Theatre Lobby, Mon.-Fri. 10-1 2-5
For Information Call: 764-0450
Tickets also available at all Hudsons

rVAMBOURINES TO GLORY, ise Nelson, choreographer, alsot
PTP's current offering, calls worked well with the chorus,r
itself "a dramatic song." Its keeping motions and dancingi
plot is intriguing and its acting to a moderate, restrained lev-'
good, but the emphasis should el that is quite suitable to the
be on the word "song," because time setting, 1941.
music is what makes Tambou-
rines so very worth seeing. O. J. PARSON and Charisse1
The show opens with some Watson as naive young lovers1

throaty, soulful quality that the stand on their own and mesh and one wonders at times why sonal look at a remarkable
music calls for. One exception well with each other. certain subject matter was not period in black America's his-
is her final song, "I Have Playwright Langston Hughes, approached more subtly. Still, tory, and a showcase for some
Sinned," in which her sincere not mentioned in the program the script and the lyrics are marvelous music. It doesn't de-
renentance is excellently con- for some reason, has done a very evidently the products of serve to play to any empty
veyed. As an actress, Perry is good job of planting an ancient a sensitive and literate mind. 1 seats.
of professional caliber only in theme - good versus evil-in'
her most emotional moments -'a very specific, modern setting. TAMBOURINES TO GLORY
the murder of Lomax and her Hughes was primarily a poet, is a social document, a per-
repentance afterward. In the
more casual scenes, she leaves
muich to be desired. A rn

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rather startling fireworks, after provide a refreshing contrast.
which the lights come up on a to the sordid goings-on of the
very sharply dressed black man main plot. The scene in which
standing alone on the large, Parson bumbles his way throughI
bleak stage. He pronounces a sexual advance to his young
himself the Devil, but consents girlfriend rings so true it is
to take the role of Buddy Lo- painful. The opening night audi-
max, a ghetto hustler, for the ence laughed hard - not out'
action we are about to watch of ridicule, but from recogni-

TONIGHT!

Laura's sister preacher, Essie
Johnson, is admirably played
by Marietta Baylis. She is a
songstress who really under-
stands her music. Her throati-1
ness is natural and makes lis-
tening a pleasure.

Friday - Casablanca (Nat. Sci. Aud., 8:30); Play It
Again Sam (Nat. Sci. Aud., 7, 10:15); The Third Man
(Ang. Aud. A, 7 & 9); Guernica (Old Arch. Aud., 7, 9:05);
Shock Corridor (MLB 4, 7 only); The Naked Kiss (MLB
4, 9 only); King Kong (MLB 3, 7:30, 9:30).

- the founding and subsequent tion.
corruption of a Harlem church. Sur
The title song is rousingly pointr
rendered by a large chorus. Artist
With sweet and well-balanced preac
harmony, this chorus is the ing v
show's single best feature. Den- ulousl
Records:

prisingly, the major disap-

By PAUL SHAPIRO
Bobby Hutcherson
The View From The Inside
Blue Note NN-LA710-G
Hutcherson's work is the anti-
thesis of Benson's latest album.
It is solid jazz of high quality,
performed by a group of virtu-
ally unknown musicians. Hutch-
erson is an accomplished vibes
player (his work dates back to
recordings with the late Eric
Dolphy), and it is good to see
that he is giving young music-1
ans a chance to make a name
for themselves. Manny Boyd on
tenor and soprano saxophones
is particularly impressive.
Worth noting are "Later Even,"
a vibes solo, and the cuts
"Shame Shame," and "Houston
St., Thursday Afternoon" all of
which were composed by Hutch-
erson.
Hopwood
Awards
THE 1977 Hopwood Awards
were announced Wednes-
day afternoon, accompanied by
novelist Walker Percy's lecture
on "The State of the Novel: Dy-
ing Art or New Science?" Here
are the winners:
Major Awards: For drama -
John Slote ($800); Scott How-
ard Frank ($800); Tim Prentiss
($500). For essay - David N.
Mayer ($1,500); Jack Robert-
son ($1,000); Alan B. Tate
($500). For fiction (Novel)-Gil-
lian Bradshaw ($1,200); David
Mark Crumm ($800); Jenifer M.
Levin ($600). For fiction (short
story) - Carolyn Creeth ($900);
John Slote ($800); Melinda Dart
($600); Rachel$Klein ($600);
James Paul ($500); Tom De-
Kornfeld ($400); For poetry -
Donald Beagle ($600); Alice
Marie de Stigter ($500); Janet
Homer ($500); Ralph Richard
Luttermoser ($400); Ted Wend-
ling ($400).
Minor Awards: For drama -
Art Becker ($400); Mary Cathe-
rine McDonough ($400); Patrice
M. Schoder ($400); H. Mark
Kandel ($300). For essay-Doro-
thy Malloy (Special Award,
$1,000); Cynthia Hill ($400);
Rick Thompson ($400); Mark
Lloyd ($300). For fiction - An-
drew Kurtzman ($500); Jerry
A. Johnson ($400); Dorothy
Malloy ($400). For poetry-Bar-
bara Schroeder (Special Award,
$1,000); Robert E. Clifford
($300); Bart Plantenga ($300);
Janet Scovie Stevens ($300).
Translation Awards: Rachel
Klein ($250); Karen Wigen
($100).
Freshman -Essay: Michael
David Rohrback ($75); Corinne
Serra (75); Tom Juster ($50);
Bryan McGee ($50); Christopher
Ranney ($50); Charles Rogers
($50).
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ment of the show is Guest THE BEST MUSICAL SCENE Saturday - California Split (Ang. Aud. A, 7); Nash-
Marsha Perry as the: in the show is the final one in ville (Ang. Aud. A, 9:15 plus special matinees 1 and 4 p.m.
her, Laura Reed. Her sing- Act I. It takes place in the and midnight show, $1; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
oice, while obviously metic- "Reed Sisters' storefront (Nat. Sci., 7 & 9:15); The Seduction of Mimi (Old Arch.
ly trained, is without the church. The robed chorus pro- Aud., 7 & 9:05); Modern Times (MLB 4, 7 & 9); Harold &
duces an exuberant, harmonic Maude (MLB 3, 7, 8:45 & 10:30).
background for the musical Sunday - Orpheus (MLB 4, 7 only); Richard III (MLB
* "testimony" of several church 4, 9 only); Hunger (Old Arch. Aud., 7 & 9:05); Follow the
members. Movita Felton as the Fleet (Ang. Aud. A, 7 & 9).
rn Hes tAll Weekend - The Eagle Has Landed (Michigan,
aAboomingsslow number, "As I 665-6290); Network (State, 662-6264); Rocky (Fifth Forum,
AntonyBratonGo. Chrise Wtso reppers, 761-9700) ; Airport 77 (Fox Village, 769-1300) ; The Domino
ative Orchestra Music 1976 to sing the warm and sincere
Arista 4080 "A Flower in God's Garden." Principle, Black Sunday, The Silver Streak, Raggedy Ann
The scene closes with the Devil- & Andy (Briarwood Movies, 769-8783); Bound For Glory
:hony Braxton is certainly jicrae ud oasrn Cmu,68690
f the most important cre- incarnate, Buddy Lomax, spring- s
forces in jazz today, and ing from the audience to be
album is a fine reflection saved. His bogus confession, ac-,
e quality of his work as cented by the rivalry between
nposer, arranger, and solo- his two lovers, makes for an
Phis is his first album of amusing finish to the act.E
ositions for a large ensem- Gloria Burgess as the newly
in forhas gared nseme reformed Birdie Lee is a major
and he has gathered some!
e most talented musicians cause for the show's success, PRESENTS
to execute his work. singing powerfully and making
sound varies from what several surprise entrances which DOUBLE FEATURE!
soun vares rom hatare comic delights.
be termed avant-garde Stephen Broden is effective B
all the way to parade and sharp as Lomax, more
A for the creative improi- I than evil enough to be convinc- 7:00 and 10:15
Among the many music- ing. One believes that he is the D
of note on this album are orchestrator of the action, al-
e Mitchell, Muhal Richard though he ends up its victim.
is, Dave Holland, and Jon Director Von Washington's
[. strong hand is visible in almost 830
every aspect of production. Com-
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Tickets from $4 to $8; Hill box office open at 7 p.m.
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Tommy Thompson produced the "I Love Lucy" show for seven years. For the
past seven years he has been production head for Lion's Gate Films. His film
credits include Production Manager for THE LONG GOODBYE, THIEVES VIKE
US, CALIFORNIA SPLIT, and BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS. The Assistart
Director on NASHVILLE, he produced IMAGES and was first Assistait Director
for McCABE AND MRS. MILLER and WELCOME TO L.A. He also meently com-
pleted his role as Executive Producer in charge of production,for Alan Rudolph's
WELCOME TO L.A. and Altman's 3 WOMEN.
Ms. Brandish is in charge of Altman's office. She Is a consultant in every aspect of
his work, from creativity to business. She has worked with Altman on every phase
of production from the conception of Lion's Gate Films, and was Production
Secretary for NASHVILLE.
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