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Power Center
8 p.m., March 31, April 1,2
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Landlord blues Page1
Up until three years ago, landlords had tenants
right where they wanted them. Tenants were paying
exhorbitant rents for apartments that could be
described as anything but palatial. But now the tables
have turned and landlords are, as one put it, stuck
between a rock and a hard place. Cover photo by
Deborah Lewis.

Three shows

Pages 4-5

The search for the enigmatic Psychedelic Furs
spreads to Weekend this week, with a Ma Bell cross-
country investigation. In a more conventional mode,
we sneak looks at two other unconventional groups
playing Ann Arbor this week: the synth-pop band
Ultravox and the fusion jazzers Weather Report.
FILM -_-


By David Kopel
Give me down-to-there hair, shoulder
length or longer
Here Baby, there Mama, everywhere
Daddy, Daddy
Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair,
Hair, Hair
Flow it, show it, long as God can grow
it, my hair!
SOME OF THE worst nightmares of
the '60s have come true. Califor-
nia's Governor Ray Gun is President.
But some of the dreams remain, too.
Hair is having a nationwide revival.
The movie plays to full audiences, and
the musical may be the most-produced
item in summer stock this year.

Hair: Cheveux ensemble

Low road to Selleck

Page 6

Advance tickets sales have already
guaranteed that Hair will be among
Ann Arbor's most successful shows this
year. Local radio and cable stations, as
well s MTV, have donated advertising
time, and plan to broadcast excerpts.
In a world full of alligator shirts and
MBA's, why is Hair becoming so
popular? Producer Josh Rosemblum
believes that America has come to a
stage where it can begin to come to
grips with what happened in the '60s; he
points to the dedication of the Vietnam
War Memorial in Washington as one in-
dication. In addition, he feels that, as
conservative as many people are today,

there still is a growing awareness and
tolerance of alternatives.
With any play as closely tied to an era
as Hair is, people who produce the show
after the era has passed must make the
play more than an exercise, in
nostalgia. Musket's (an undergrad,
musical-theater production group) ver-
sion of Hair will begin in the 1980s, and
then the actors will assume the parts
from the 1960s.
Rosenblum feels that the emotions
from Hair transcend time and place; its
characters are afraid of Vietnam and
the draft because those two issues were
hot at the time. Vietnam is over, but
today, the fear remains.
Among the themes in Hair, one is
most important: Choice.. The lead,
character (Berger) and the rest of they
"tribe" burn their draft cards, and.
chant against LBJ. Berger's best.
friend, Claude, gets drafted, and accep-
ts going to Vietnam. Despite the op-
position of choices the friendship
Another timeless issue raised by Hair
is one individual character's reactions
to the demands of her group. What hap-
pens when you and the rest of the tribe
believe in free love, but you find your-
self in love with one person?
The current production of Hair will
provide surprises for many people.

Students who have only seen the movie
version will encounter a completely dif-
ferent plot, and many songs not in the
movie's soundtrack.
People who come for the expected
radicalism, the "shocking" language,
the nudity, and the weirdness will be
surprised, too. While none of these
elements will be ignored, they are not
the focus of the play. And the play is not
just a "celebration of life"; it is about
how people then and today cope with
real emotions, not all of them happy.
The well-known, full-cast nude scene
has been cut. Rosenblum feels it would
distract, and that making a social
statement about nudity is no longer
necessary. After all, America has
relaxed in its attitude towards nudity in
the past decade.
The Power Center ista big and formal
place. Thanks to a strong sound and
lighting system-and to John Davis'
multi-level set (a construction
site)-the cast will have a good head
start in creating intimacy in the
Selected from a huge audition, the,
diverse, twenty-four person east in-
cludes chemists, engineers, and pre-
laws, as well as theatre students.
Tickets have been selling very
quickly. They are available for $5.50
and $6.50 at the Michigan Union Ticket

Tom Selleck may have half of the television
audience drooling, but his new movie, High Road to
China, is a bit of a drip. The first (of many?) major
Raiders of the Lost Ark takeoff failed to take off.

Psychedelic Furs: Sunday, March 27


Eden's Restaurant and Deli

Page 11


Pages 7-10

Your guide to fun times for the coming week in Ann
Arbor. Film capsules, music previews, theater notes,
and bar dates, all listed in a handy-dandy, day-by-day
schedule. Plus a r'oster of local restaurants.

The atmosphere is laid back, the food is organic,
and the interior is recently remodelled. With an ac-
cent on variety, Eden's is the proximal place for
natural eating on campus, as this week's reviewer

The Age of Aqua
You saw the movie;
about the original Broad
can experience it live on s
citement, the passion, the

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