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rts & Entertainm ent Wednehday, March 3, 1976 Page Five

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Nimoy proves too comfortable

for S
SHE AMAZING thing about
the Fisher theatre's cur-
rent production, S h e r 1 o c k
Holmes, is that Leonard Nimoy
and company manage to catch
arch-villain Professor Moriarty
and company without the use of
phasers, Captain Kirk, and an
assortment of other Star Trek
Leonard Nimoy seems quite
at home as the emotionally
cold, intellectually superior
Sherlock Holmes, and his char-
acterization of Sir Arthur Con-
an Doyle's famous detective
greatly resembles the pointy-
eared Vulcan. "Love, who spoke
of love? That's opposed to rea-
son and everything I hold dear"
proclaims the detective to Dr.
Watson in a particularly good
Yet ,while Nimoy seems quite
comfortable in the role of me-
ticulous sleuth, his Spockian
portrayal has certain weak-
nesses. His delivery at ?times
contains all the warmth of a
John Simon review, while his
credibility as a human being
'Hoot N

herlock Holmes



capable of love is greatly hin-
dered by the way he recites
lines as if it was the first time
he was reading them.
BUT WHILE Nimoy has bothf
strong and weak moments, thej
biggest problem in the play
was George Ebeling's dismal!
portrayal of the evil Professor
Moriarty. If appearance was

phasizing the error.
Ebeling's drawbacks are not
limited to his speech, but to
his delivery as well. His
schemes to destroy the elusive
Holmes seemed as doomed'
from the onset as a six-year-
old trying to rob a bank.
The supporting cast was1
mediocre at best, with the ex-;
ception of Geoff Garland, as

"While Nimoy seems quite comfortable
in the role of meticulous sleuth, his Spock-
ian portrayal has certain weaknesses."
sufficient for the role, Ebel-I Sidney Prince, a small time
ing would have passed. But as hood, who delighted the audi-
soon as he began to speak, it ence time and again with his'
became clear why he merely artful dodging.
understudies Alan Sues. Ebel-
ing has an uncanny ability RONALD BISHOP played
to compound his mistakes on Holmes sidekick, Dr. Watson,
stage. It was most annoying toI in a largely wasted effort. His
hear Ebeling use words like red hair and huge size places'
"being", only to correct him- him in these writer's list of'
self and say "bring", thus em- possible understudy's for Cap-
ite offers variety

tain Kangaroo.
The only other supporting ac-
tor worth mentioning was Jef-
frey Hillock who played Sher-
lock Holmes protege with great
WHILE THE acting ranged
from good to awful, the props
and blocking were magnificent.
The London streets were filled . ? ' " «"""'
with appropriately smelly fog.
Sherlock Holmes apartment at
Baker street had all the neat r
belongings that one would ex-
pect of such a sleuth. The Step- Leonard NVimmoy
ney gas chamber gave off a
tone of eeriness that was far
more intimidating than the
characters who frequented it. JAMES CAGNEY in 1932
A certain level of suspense is
necessary in any mystery. This
must result from a confronta- (AT 7)
tion between the good and evili Cgney leads a group of independent taxi
forces. Leonard Nimoy as Sher- / rageyw etyaguoftin e nt tax
of success from the onset that taxi fleet owners who are trying to control
what could have been a tense, them. Cagney as an outlaw who is not outside
exciting drama, instead turned the law. Co-starring Loretta Young.
into a two-hour yawn.
(UPI) - Currency exchange DISHONORED
houses here, closed since April \ (AT 9:05)
14, were authorized to open Marlene Dietrich and Victor McLaglen in what
again in late November to many consider the best version of the Mata.
facilitate money changing by Hari story. A prostitute becomes a secret
tourists from neighboring coun- agent, falls in love and becomes a prostitute
tries. again
In the interim, visitors were Bgain.
forced to stand in line at banks CINEMA GUILD BOTH SHOWS OLD ARCH.
to buy Argentine pesos, or to FOR $2.00 AUD.
use their own cirrenc- to . aabu " t '

Doily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
Leslie West, formerly of Mountain, rocked and rolled at
Chances Are Monday night to a full house of his local

fans. For nearly an hour, West and his newly-formed band
played such favorites as Mississippi Queen, Honky Tonk By AMY EINSIDLER
Woman, House of The Rising Sun and a medley of Roll EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT at The Ark
Over Beethoven and Crossroads. EVERY WENSD NIs a The Ark
-----------___= coffee house there is a genuine Ann
Arbor happening - Hoot Nite. Musicians rang-
ing from professionals to cooks in local res-
taurants, from factory workers to grandmoth-
University players ers, come to perform before a relaxed audi-
o to represent midwest ence.
The atmosphere is completely informal, with
B R ID G I in Colege Nationals most people lying back on mats and joining in
with the singing when the mood strikes. Those
By MARK FRIEDLANDER in charge, Linda and David Siglin, help to set
j the relaxed atmosphere and are very knowledg-
North On the last spade South could able about the well-known and not-so-well-known
SA J 9 8 3 1 afford to piteh a heart, but East performers there. David Siglin points out that
V A 8 6 4 had no such luck. A discard "the music is basically folk-oriented and is
* A 7 2 from either red suit would es- genuine," and that "the performers at The
t4 5at tablish either North's third Ark are not, as a rule, students. There are
West East heart or South's fourth diamond promr htmgt aebe ciei
4 4 4 10 6 5 2 as the slam-going trick. This performers that might have been active in
V J 2 r Q 5 3 North-South scored 990 for a top the '20s. The people who perform at The Ark
f 9 5 f*J 10 8 4 on the hand. are interested in singing to the kind of audi-
. A Q 109 8 6 4 2 4 7 3 The six notrump slam can be ence uniquely possible in a place like Ann
South made even with the opening lead Arbor."
A K Q 7 of a small club. Declarer wins,
VYK 10 9 7 and runs off the five spade THE ARK HAS THE KIND of atmosphere
* K Q 6 3 tricks, forcing East to discard that characterized Greenwich Village in the
4 K J his last club in order to retain early '60s. Much of the music is "message"
West North East South his red suit guards. Then South oriented - geared to ecology and other is-
34. Double pass 6NT cashes his diamonds and leads sues, but there is also plenty of "blue grass,
All pass a fourth one, putting East on I
1Px n utingEas o guitar solos and mandolin playing - in es-

sence everything that people with talent are
interested in playing."
Linda Siglin pointed out that "on other
nights The Ark offers more professional en-
tertainment at a slightly higher cost, though
these performers might show up at Hoot Nite
also." Last Wednesday night Deede Palazzola{
sang a few tunes and then appeared as the
feature performer the following night.
David Siglin explained the uniqueness of
rapport between performer and audience at The
Ark. "Many singers actually stay at The Ark:
while performing in Ann Arbor," he explained,"
and this closeness to the audience is felt in
their attitude, singing and desire to play to
Ann Arbor people."
also has bards, jams, films discussion groups,
benefits, and a mini folk festival every year.
On Sundays there is Sacred Harp singing, the
first indiginous, non-native music in the U.S.
The Ark, once the home of an economics
professor, was made into a coffee house about
eight years ago and is sponsored by five local
Hoot Nite is a unique experience; the Ann
Arbor influence is evident in the talent, the
nature of the material, and the informality
between performer and audience.

UJ 11C1 W 1 :.i C1Cy ilUY
goods in stores willing to accept
foreign money.
DES MOINES, Iowa (P)-Iowa
sports families stick together.
Doug Reichardt is the son of
former Iowa fullback Bill Rei-
chardt, the Big Ten's most valu-
able player in 1951. Jim Hilgen-
berg is the son of former Iowa
center Jerry Hilgenberg. Bill
Schultz's father formerly coach-
ed Iowa basketball and Bobby
E1liott is the son of Iowa ath-
letic director Bump Elliott.



Opening lead: 9 of diamonds -i--r-iposition:
Congratulations are to be ex- North
tended to Larry Robbins and At
Larrry Mori of the University. lAts
of Michigan for nosing out Jeff
Schiller and Mark FriedlanderWE
also from Michigan to win the West East
Michigan-Ohio Regional Collegei A A J 1jjmth jJ
Bridge Tournament. The Larrys V J 2 9 Q 5 3
will represent Michigan in the __A Jean Martinon, internationally-
1976 Collegt Nationals later this t4k A Jn4w areno mpin er andy
year. The above hand was play- South known French composer and
ed at the Regional. conductor, died in Paris March
K 10 9 1. He was 66.
When Larry and Larry werej
North-South, the bidding did not The director of the Dusseldorf,
go as shown. Instead of bidding' Israel Philharmonic and Chi-
6NT, South passed his partner's North-South need all three
double because East-West were tricks and East, on lead, must cago Symphony Orchestra (all,
vulnerable and he was not. They give them away. If he leads a within the last twenty years),
took six tricks: two diamonds, small heart, North tops West's Martinon was also known for
two hearts, a spade and a club jack to finesse East queen. If his opera Hecube, his Symphonyi
to beat the contract two tricks East leads the queen, declarer No. 4, his piece Stalag Nine:
and 500 points. 'must guess the location of the ' .
Despite their excellent resultjack by winning in his hand and (written while incarcerated in a
Robbins and Mori did not have dropping West's jack. Nazi prison camp during World
the top result. They did beat the All it takes is a club lead! War II) and his motet Absolve,
three pairs who only bid game. Domine.
One bid three notrump and made Malnourishment caused byI
five, losing a heart and a club. calorie deficiencies and by too He received the Grand Prix of;
The others bid four hearts and little protein and other nutri- the city of Paris in 1943, the:
five spadestrespectively, losing ents afflicts an estimated 400Bi
thesam tw trcksto cor :million to 1.5 billion of the !Bela Bartok Prize of Hungary
460, 450 and 450 respectively. world's poor, National Geo- in 1948. Married twice, he had
At two tables the bidding went graphic says. .three sons.
as shown above. At Jeff Schiller
and Mark Friedlander's table SCHON PRESENTS
the opening lead was the nine of
diamonds. Jeff had no real
chance for the contract (he must
lose the same tricks as every-
one else) but gave it a try,;
winning the diamond in hand
and leading the ten of hearts.
West wisely refused to cover
with the jack, so the contract
could not be made. Note that if
West "covers an honor with an
honor," Jeff would win and fi-
nesse East's queen to make the
North-South at the last table
were luckier. At that table,
where the contract was also
6NT by South, the opening lead
was the ace of clubs followed by
another club. Declarer ran off
five rounds of spades, bringing
about this position just before L IVE ON STAGE
the play of the last spade:
North Michigan Theatre
A86 Ann Arbor

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