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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Arts a Entertainm ent Friday, January 16, 1976 Page Five

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NEW YORK STAGE HIGHLIGHTS:
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-~ - N NN N~EEPersonally, I find nothing par-
n rsticularly exciting about The
Sting but a quick scan of this1
By ANDREW ZERMAN needs and drives force her into A musical is not just a play Sherin, offers Irene Worth as there's also A Chorus Line, weekend's film offerings yields
Special to The Daily isolation. with songs. If anything, it is an . the movie star and she alone Equus, Bob Fosse's Chicago, the distinct impression that
NEW YORK - The Chelsea Robert Kalfin, who conceived opera where the text is of the is worth two admission prices. Tom Stoppard's latest play, there's a whole lot of George
E R Te h se and directed the roduction has essence because, in a good musi- Unfortunately she does not work Travesties and more. Roy Hill buffs running those
Brooklyn and Manhattan, has Iombined the legendary, mythic, cal, the music is an organic part in New York often and I had Vanessa Redgrave is coming film cops,
become one of the most - dramatic and psychological ele- of the whole. Ultimately, a musi never seen her before. She as with a production of Ibsen's Three of Hill's last four films
portant theatre groups in the ments of this play into a power- ients of hrama foera ballet The Lady From the Sea in (The Sting, Slaughterhouse
city. They produced Harold ful and complex piece of theatre. mntsvofddram, operaeblle Circle in the Square is pre- March while her sister Lynn Five, Butch Cassidy and the
Prince's unforgettable Candide It occurred to me that Yentl, a way all its own. . senting Menagerie with Mau- does Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Pro- Sundance Kid) are on display,
and now have come up with as a chronical of a person mo- a reen Stapleton who has a firm ! fession. Long Day's Journey Into and if one wishes to complete
Yentl, an adaptation by Isaac tivated to the point of fanati- Pacific Overtures is about grasp on Amanda's Southern Night, with Kevin Conway now the retrospective on his "im-
Bashavis Singer and Leah Na- cism, is an interesting compan- Commodore Perry's trip to Ja- charm but neglects to show us playing Jamie, will be in New portant" works, he need only
polin of one of Singer's short ion piece to Peter Shaffer's pan in 1853. It is also about the overbearing Amanda who York the end of this month. wait until late March for Me-
stories. Equus. Studying Talmus is a Japanese culture and sensibility. drives her son and her husband As a spring treat, the Royal diatrics' showing of The Great
Yentl surprised me because far cry from blinding 'horsesj And about Japanese theatre away. Shakespeare Company is bring- Waldo Pepper.
it was much morethan the but both plays are about char- styles. (In keeping with Kabuki Rip Torn, on the other hand, ing over their acclaimed Henry-
tender folk tale I'd expected. acters who are driven byan is all male-and all Oriental.) is an unsympathetic Tom and V in April.
The title character is a girl all-emcompassing desire. inc e ond and o manages to butcher even the No onder everyone revels
in 19th-century Poland who is As such, the plays have more use he story o Peand e f tnalhea lrea i Pa monol gu in New York's misfortunes.
determined to become a religi- in common than they would im- "concept" of a Japanese-style Wright and Paul Rudd were an They're all jealous. e__
ous scholar. Since women aren't mediately appear to. musical to illustrate an unfortu- excellent Laura and Jim and
allowed to study at the Yeshiva, dt rt fhmnlf:r
Yet dsguises heself Ysa' I saw a preview of the latest nate truth of human life: pro- their scene together was the Andrew Zernan is the Ad-
Yent diguies erslf s aHarold Prince-Stephen Sondheim gress is inevitable and cruel. highpoint of this production. ininistrative Assistant for The
work, Pacific Overtures, and it lit is as intelligent and revo If you think that's a lot of Daily's Arts and Entertainmentt
Obviously the play defends the is fascinating and sublime. My lutionary and brilliant a musi- theatre for one small corner of staff, and regularly reviews
notion of female equality, but admiration and awe for these cal as the other Prince-Sond- the world, keep in mind that drafa
tha i no te esece f tstwo men and their regular col- heim shows; better, I think than, - ------ - - - - ------- -
theme. Singer is notespecially laboratorsa(set designer Boris A Little Night Music though not T D
critical of the people who can- Aronson, costume designer Flor- as remarkable as Follies. THE GRE ERISTIUTEOF
nte character hersnlfand neiterincJathKlot an grchestrao Finally, a few words about announces a course in the art of
tchcter iheriselcern tJonthon Tunick)a row eiahofAmerica's premier playwright,T N G,
cohene tcewof thiecrimation ortie see a new mrusical of . Tennessee Williams. Orson CHORAL AND INDIVIDUAL SPEECH TONIGHT,
- Welles once said that John Ford tauaht by GERALD JUHR
Instead the focus is on Yentl Together, these gifted people ( "knew what the earth was made according to the methods inaugurated by R. Steiner at
as an aberrant and impassioned are demonstrating that Ameri- of." After reading Williams's The course aims at developing awareness, technique and
individual who tries to live can musical theatre is an art memoirs and seeing productions creative expression in regards to the artistic and spiritual with THE KI
within a society laden with cus- form to be taken seriously. A of The Glass Menagerie and potential of human speech. $1.25 single show
tom and tradition but finds it musical needn't be mindless or Sweet Bird of Youth over the COURSE FEE: $40.00 STUDENTS: $25.00
impossible to do so. As the play sentimental. It can have as vacation, I think that he knows TIME: SATURDAYS, 10:00-11:30 A.M.
ends, Yentl recognizes, with much in the way of theme, sub- what our hearts are made of. PLACE: THE RUDOI.F STEINER HOUSE-1923 Geddes Ave
resignation and regret but no text and symbolism as a play His understanding of our lone- Introductory lesson: Saturday, Jan. 17-FREE
bitterness, that her personal or an opera. liness, our vulnerability and our Course of ten lessons begins Saturdoy, Jan. 24
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I've heard that a film pro-
fessor at Central Michigan Uni-
versity is touting Hill as a gen-
ius - a cinematic force - and
there'sn dp nin the ciaifi_

minent production designer has
even suggested that there's a
studio-required "look" to every
Universal film.

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s n enyng e sgn In this one, Robert Redford
cance of Hill's recent box of-b
fice drawing power. But I find ford and Paul Newman play
noingringinalwinrTheutfing, endearing conmen ---an obvious
nothing original in The Sting, rioff of Eddie Albert and Rob-
pliaevtnorigin e or crev ert and Robert Wagner on
appicaion oftheoldmove Switch, or is it the other way
conventions it attempts to emu- Switch, or s rit h terbway
late.around? The script is two-bit,
twist-ending mediocrity, the
It seems that Universal Pic- production design is merely
tures have found the formula functional in its recollection of
for box office bucks as evidenc- the '30s, and the players only
ed by the very heavy monetary halfheartedly go through the
returns on Jaws, American motions.
Graffiti and The Sting. One pro- -Chris Kochmanski

nomenal MONTY PYTHON
masterpiece
Qw For Something
ly, Different (1972)
Friday, Jan. 16 in MLB Aud. 3

7, 8:45 and 10:30 p.m.
NG OF HEARTS in MLB 4 at7 &
COMEDY! $2.00 double

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What's playing this Cinem
Now that the holiday deluge of sup~p
cinema is finished and, mercifully, fo
pause for a moment and thank the dee
credible number of film societies ope
Arbor area.
No matter that these film co-ops co
with sappy, maudlin kitsch like King of
and Maude . . . no matter that their b
draw sizable crowds while their porno fi
guys perform a valuable service! Than
one and all!
Now to the matters at hand. Ther
cinematic importance playing this week
a few tasty time-wasters. Such as: John
searing portrait of the American marriag
the Influence; Alfred Hitchcock's interes
of Daphne DuMaurier's Rebecca, far su
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid-l
the girls.
A complete and unabridged round-up
Friday-Holiday, Arch. Aud., 7, 9
Something Completely Different, MLB At
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, N
9:30; King of Hearts, MLB, Aud. 4, 7, 9.
Saturday-The Seventh Seal, Arcl
Harold and Maude, MLB 3, 7, 9, MLB4
Bursley West Cafeteria; Butch Cassidy
Kid, Nat. Sci. Aud., 7:30, 9:30.
Sunday-The Conformist, Arch. Aud.,
All weekend-Hustle, State (662-6264),
(668-6416), The Black Bird, Michigan
Lady, Fifth Forum (761-9700), Let's D
Days of the Condor, Monty Python and t
Killer Elite, The Movies, Briarwood (7
house Five, Matrix (994-0627).
1m

a Weekend
7osedly high quality
rgotten, we should
ar Lord for the in-
rating in the Ann
ntinually swamp us
Hearts and Harold
est features rarely
icks sell out. These
k you, film groups
e's nothing of real
tend, but there are
Cassavetes recent
e, A Woman Under
ting 1940 production
perior to the book;
its of blue eyes for

insatiable need for love makes
" reading or seeing anything by
Williams a heart-breaking ex-
perience.
The first act of Sweet Bird
of Youth, dealing with the re-
current Williams themes of
youth, beauty, survival and sex,
is equal to Williams's finest
work. The second act gets melo-
dramatic and starts to deal, a
little clumsily, with demagogery
and Southern bigotry.
In the third act we're back
with the story line of the first
but Williams doesn't seem quite
sure what to do with his two
marvelous characters, the ag-
ing movie star and the ill-fated
I young Adonis. Their relation-
ship needs a clearer resolution
than Williams gives it.
The Kennedy Center production
of the play, directed by Edwin

FRI.-SAT.: 8:30-$2.50
The Notional
Recovery Act
with

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STRING BAND MUSIC
(Tvler Wilson and Dave Prine have backed up John Prine
on three of his Atlantic albums.
1421 H I LL ST. 761-1451

:05; And Now for ANN ARBOR--Prepare yourself for the RETURN INVASION of
ud. 3, 7, 8:45, 10:30;
at. Sci. Aud., 7:30, PROCTOR & BERGMAN
h. Aud., 7, 9:05;
4, 8, 10; The Sting, (Of the FIRESIGN THEATRE)
and the Sundance
PLUS ALSO
7, 9:05. APPEARING:
Nashville, Campus A
(665-6290), Lucky Ann Arbor's
o It Again, Three tT n own comedy
he Holy Grail, The uEspecIists
69-8780), Slaughter-
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 18th & Monday, JANUARY 19th
MATRIX THEATRE
603 E. William
TWO SHOWS NIGHTLY AT 7 & 9:30 p.m
TICKETS $2.50 available in advance For further info 994-0627

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4th Fantastic
A MP U S Week!
TONIGHT AT 8:00 ONLY
re Phone 66,8-6416 T OPENAAT 7.45
BEST
PICTURE OF THE YEAR
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
BERT ALTMAN
---National Society of Film Critics
-National Board of Review
-New York Film Critics
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
LY TOMLIN
--National Society of Film Critics
-New York Film Critics
NEE BLAKELY
-National Board of Review
SUPPORTING ACTOR
NRY GIBSON
--National Board of Review
OMINATED FOR 10 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
IAVE YOU SEEN IT YET?

When REYNOLDS and DENEUVE Hustle, It's
Like Nothing You've Seen Before!
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ThCY both take thei%Jobs sPIOusly.

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