Thursday, August 9, 1973
THE SUMMER DAILY
Thursday, August 9, 1973 THE SUMMER DAILY Page Five
Greasepaint good, but
By ROBERT BARKIN Wonderful Day Like Today", Sir lively walks about the stage. Behold, Cocky returns, all the
t University Players produc- sings of the beauties of the good After this introduction Cocky past hatreds forgotten, and they
of Anthony Newley's Roar life while Cocky begs for noth- and Sir and his pupil, The Kid start a "Sweet Beginning."
e Greasepaint, The Smell of ing more than a bite to eat. The (Mary Gutzi) get down to play-
Crowd plays the musical to costumes and make-up of the ing the game - bythe rules WELL, PERHAPS, in those
'ullest - for better and for two characters gives a forceful of course. As Sir instructs the idealistic sixties, an audience
e. impression -,Sir in his tails cov- Kid the secret to winning is would leave with a collective
e actors - particularly Ken- ering his rotund body; Cocky in 'hkg the winin s smile on its face after a well-
Marshall as Cocky and Er- rags; wan and wasted - and , ters performed production
SealasSr gvefne crdt s uet '' laes ak- go, or, better stated, being in 00fome roucin 0n nopti-
Segal as Sir - gave fine credit is due to 'U' Players make- the position to think up those mistic play. But in these cynical
ormances in a funny a n d up team. rules 70's when we have found that
scored play. But somehow, THE PERFORMANCE of the things just don't come that easy,
musical, which was such a two leading players in this num- But it soon becomes apparent the soapy politics of the play
ess in the early 60's, is out- ber indicates their overall -that only Cocky's weakness and makes one leave muttering how
d today, so soon after i t s abilities - and deficiences. Segal sense of inadequacy bind him to anyone could have been so naive.
. shows touches of greatness in the game he hates so much.
wley used the metaphor of his gestures and expresion, hum- BUT, THEN, comes The Ne-
game of life" to depict the orous yet believable. However, gro, played by Wilie Brown, AN N ARBOR C
.ionship between the aristo- he cannot sing forcefully, and for his chance at the game. Sir
y and the, lower orders of talks out his songs. Marshall, on steps aside to let Cocky give is accepting resumes
and. The success of the play the other hand, has a fine and ex- the orders to The Negro (referr- designers for its 1973
roadway, in 1965, proved its.. pressive voice which clearly is ed to throughout as The Boy)
ae was equally applicable to the class of the show. Neither and thus oppressed can play the ARMS & THE MAN-
States. . actor however shows any genius part of the oppressor. COMPANY-January
irly in the play, Newley in for choreography and for the Somehow it doesn't work. The HOGAN'S GOAT-Fe
tes his sentiments. In "A most part, restrict themselves to ehoo confident (too cocky BLACK COMEDY-A
if you will), overcomes all ad- ANNIE GET YOUR GU
e'''versity, and wins. Suddenly, The
Negro has made it and Brown BOX 1993, AN
sings out in a powerful, beautiful or call ALIDA SlL
voice, "I'm feeling free, feeling
Cky now sees his plight is TRY DAIY
notopeless after all, gains new T RIL
confidence and refuses to "grov-
el, grovel, grovel" in front of Phone
Sir. He walks away, leaving Sir
to ponder his loneliness. Lo and
The politics of yesterday seem
so far away.
THE PRODUCTION itself pro-
vides good summer entertain-
ment - witty, numerous hum-
mable melodies, tight direction
by Robert Chapell, and cool air-
conditioning. The play is defin-
itely worth seeing, especially for
Marshall's singing, Segal's act-
ing, and a special treat in the
performance of the University's
sure-shot All-American fto o t-
baller, David Gallagher, as ap-
propriately enough, The Bully.
from set and costume
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Sir (Errol Segal) teaches The Kid (Mary Gutzi) the finer
points of playing the game of life in the University Player's
production of "Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd,"
playing through Saturday.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (UPI)
- Michigan State All-America
safetyman Brad Van Pelt shares S U IKEIT
the Spartan single game inter- LUKL IT
ception record of three with a From AAC.T.
trio of MSU players. Brad picked
off his three in the 1970 Washing- Aug. 22-25
ton State game. Mendelssohn Theatre
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