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Saturday, June 12, 1976 - THE MICHIGAN DAILY,
N draws to close

group from California does a
Special To The Daily series of unconnected and sim-
tALT MORE, June 11 - The ply executed mimes; subject
weather has held and the par- matter ranges from U. S. his-
ties have improved as the New tory (oh no, not again) to tight
Theater Festival (TNT) in rope walkers. By the time they
Baltimore draws to a close, were half way through their
Yesterday began with a trip show, the only people left in
to the amphitheater to see the the audience were under the
Orange Coast College ensem- age of ten. Children's theater
ble. The usher told us to go is fene until someone tries to
dawn to the front for group par- pass it off as something more.
tcirasion was important. And "The Families" is a group
as we descended, we were at- corrprised of former prisoners
tacked by an over-zealous and drug addicts. Based in
grup of actors with grease New York City it mainly per-
past crayons wanting to deco- forms at and conducts work-
rat our faces as "everyone shops at penitentiaries. They
mt. t look alike." After some did a rather raucous review on
fast talking, I managed to es- ghet'o life and the evils of drug
caw" with only one colored addiction. The group has ob-
hand, cut the grease soon visusly had little or no thea-
smsdged all over. trical training. They have the

encrgy but not the skills. I
fond this show very juvenile-
the crowd pleaser consisted of
the singing of obsenities -I
thought that died out with the
"Fi:,, Cheer" at Woodstock.
TIN show had a point: drug
addiction is bad. If they had
followed that theme the piece
wiald hove been much more co-
herent. The Families spent too
mue time reciting mindless
little wticisms: "You must be
a mother cause you sure ain't
no father" and "God is the
Coca Cola of bottling."
MICHIGAN State University
(MSC) did an extremely sadis-
tic, but powerful production of
The House of Bernarda Alba,
utilizing a great amount of non-
verbal r-tual. Their timing,
sound effects and movements
were all precise. They used sev-

Page Five
today NEW YORK (/')- The
American Crafts Council says it
has received grants from the
Robert Sterling Clark Founda-
an: there was a beautiful se- tion and from the National En-
quence of an impressionistic downment for the Arts.
ballet of two people making Donald L. Wyckoff, councIl
love, .The scene was handled president, says "the funds will
as a dance and was much more be used to develop a prototyl e
effec'ive than similar scenes I of a portable mdular unit for
have previously viewed. exhibitions."
MSU's set is a tortuous-look-
ing arrangement of ropes and Crush
plants -- the whole show re-
minded me of something out of all smokes 1
detention camp. Their sound ef- dead out.
fects were unique and added
the appropriate freightening
touch The audience was left
cringing moost of the time. This
is not a particularly nice feel-
ing, but it is the one they were
striving to evoke, as the play
is tot a "nice" one.
Although today is the last
day of performances, a lot
more has been promised and I
will have the opportunity to see
several more college and inter-

Hays comes out of coma t
following overdose of pills Ig- 4

(Continued from Page 3)
tut the lab won't say that
i h sigh level. They are un-
t give any estimate as to
t}. number of pills. I don't
think anybody ever seriously
th ght he just took one pill."
11 ;;)insnaid.
wan rushed by ambu-
_ eto Barnesville Hospital at
r lhursday after his wife of
nnonths, Pat, was unable
to inwaken him.
l!e came out of the coma yes-
tcrdxy morning, smiled at his
Wile who kept a nightlong bed-
ste vigil and talked to her in
short sentences.
Pnhillips said later Hays' con-
ition had shown "dramatic im-
pv ement" but he would re-
niin hospitalized for a week to
10 days. Barring unforeseen
com!lsications, he added, Hays
C,) Id resume his congressional
ii as in two to three weeks.
rIys, chairman of the House
Admitnistration Committee. has
hen under pressure to resign
tkt post since admitting he had
a "personal relationship" with
Eli, beth Ray, a 33-year-old for-
mci t:member of his committee
lt the 65-year-old Democrat-
ic congressman has denied
R , .smain contention, that she
paid $14,000 annually to be
hi- mistress, not his secretory.
i Washington, House leaders
that a proposal to farce
H s to resign as committee
cb iinan would be postponed
N 0 R T H A M P T 0 N,
t Pss )1Pt -- "Is Democracy
liii of .Date?" xwili be the ques-
tion fur discussion at the 1976
Five College Alumni College to
he held July 11-17 on the Smith
College campus here.
The week-long session, which
h open to the public, is spon-
sored by member institutions of
Five Colleges Inc.: Smith,
ATOint Holyoke, Amherst and,
Rampshire Colleges, and the
University of Massachusetts at
Faculty members from the
Five Colleges will join Alumni
College participants in explor-
Ing political( economic, scien-
tific, social and geographic fac-
tors affecting constitutional de-
mocracy today.

until he recovers. It was to haveE U E
been brought up Wednesday at
a meeting of the House Demo
cratic Caucus.,TE L D GIRL
Ray, meanwhile, was in Lon-
don when she heard the neas s
about Hays. "It's dreadful. I'm
very shocked," she said, appear- "
ing close to tears. She was pro-
moting a book shehas ritten
about the sexual affairs sf tic-
titious characters in Weshing- NTRODUCING
Hays had driven to Washington
and back to Ohio - 1,200 miles
- on Wednesday after wbkningt1 m
renomination for a 15th term in
a Democratic primary Tuesday.0
Dalmane, the sleeping pits he WASHINGTON ST,
took when he got home, were 4$2-3300
prescribed for him because he TP
has been under stress, Phillips THEATRE DOWNTOWN YPSILANTI
An American reporter in Europe becomes involved in finding the whereabouts of a kidnapped
Dutch diplomat on the eve of World War II. Suspenseful storyline starring Joel McCrea,
Loraine Dsy and George Sanders. Short: POPEYE MEETS ALLADIN AND HiS WONDERFUL
SUN.: Peter Lorre in Fritz Lan's M-FREE at 8:00
7:30 & 9:35 ADMISSION $1.25
An older (but no wiser) Hulot takes on the city of Paris this time: not the romantic Paris
of Notre Dame and the Moulin Rouge, but a oloss-and-steel monstrosity that is more
threatening than enthrallina Somehow, as always, Hulot comes out on top, and manoges to
preserve his dignity. PLAYTIME is a playful comedy which refers back to the silent comedy
of Chaplin and Keaton, while emphasizina the small sounds of life. In French, with Enqlish
This is the first screen appearance of Tati's lovable, bumblina Chaplinesque character.
Monsieur Hulot, later seen in such classic comedies as MY UNCLE and TRAFFIC. Here,
Hulot takes a trip to the seashore, a trip fraught with perils and pitfalls, that will keep you
laughina from start to finish. Film in French. but the lanquage is no barrier: like Chaplin,
Tati believes that comedy should be visual. not verbal. Subtitles.
C kNEA PLAYTIME at 7:30 P.M. ADM. $1.25
CI ULIT'S HOLIDAY at 9:30 P.M. or $2.00 for both shows

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