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ARTS

The Michigan Daily

Friday, March 2, 1984

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Envy and a

deadly trap

SUMMER JOBS AT
TAMARACK
Brighton and Ortonville, Michigan
Camp Kennedy, Agree Outpost, Teen Trips
cabin counselors " specialists
in Arts & Crafts, waterfront,
sports, trip leading, horseback riding,
nature - campcraft,
drama, music, dance, photography,
audio-visual, computers.
unit and specialist supervisors'
social workers " nurses "
food service staff " secretary "
bus drivers
Also opportunities to work with emotionally
impaired children at Silverman Village
INTERVIEWING MARCH 9 and MARCH 13
SIGN-UP AT CAREER PLANNING & PLACEMENT
FRESH AIR SOCIETY
6600 W. Maple Rd.
W. Bloomfield, MI 48033
313/661-0600
A Jewish Welfare Federation Agency

By George Adams

I S ANYTHING MORE PITIFUL than
the impotent struggles of the once-
great?
How often have we seen artists -
especially writers - spend their lives
vainly trying to recoup the glory of past
success? The frustration must be mad-
dening.
But is it enough to kill?
In Ira Levin's award-winning play
Deathtrap, the answer is, well, maybe.
Deathtrap, which tonight opens a
three-week run at the Black Sheep
Theatre in Manchester, revolves
around Sidney Bruhl, a has-been
playwright desperate for a stage suc-
cess.
Bored by failure and holed-up in his
Westport, Connecticut home, Sidney
and his scheming, ineffectual, equally
washed-up wife Myra cook up the idea
of murder when an aspiring young
writer, Clifford Anderson, shows up at

their door with a promising new play.
To add insult to Sidney's frustration,
Anderson reveals that he based his play
on ideas presented at a summer
seminar taught by Sidney.
The Bruhl's, played by Todd Wurster
and Coralie Parkins, plan to murder
Anderson (Martin Contreras) and pass
off his play as Sidney's return to the
limelight. Way to go, Sid.
Levin bonds these absurdities with
truly brilliant dialogue to create a tem-
pting, taunting, hilarious but terrifying
drama.
Deathtrap was first presented in 1978
at New York's Music Box Theatre. A
film production starring Michael Caine
and Dyan Cannon followed with limited
success.
It's no wonder: Deathtrap is made for
the stage. And if Ann Arbor is making
you yawn, Deathtrap might be just the
bait to lure you to Manchester for an
evening of good theater.
See Deathtrap March 2-3, 8-10 and 15-
17 at Black Sheep Theatre.

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Theatre in Manchester.

Creative dance

with meaning

By Julie Edelson
T HIS WEEKEND, Studio A in the
dance building is going to echo with
sounds of be-bop, creative costuming,
and tranquil modern movement. Bar-
bara Djules Boothe and Charles Gullo
are presenting their M.F.A. thesis dan-
ce concert.
Boothe received her B.S. in dance
from Eastern Michigan University
before studying dance at the University.
She is the recipient of several grants
from the Michigan Council for the Arts.
Gullo, who has a concentration in
Jazz Dance Technique, received his

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B.A. in Dance from the State University
of New York at Buffalo.
The concert, Living Pictures features
works by both dancers. "After Hours,"
choreographed by Boothe, is a trio with
University of Michigan guest artist
John Parks, formerly of Alvin Ailey.
The dance is a nightclub piece, and it
utilizes Duke Ellington music. Boothe
describes it as, "glitter," and
"frivolous fun."
Gullo's "Transformations" blends
modern dance and jazz, and it focuses
on how clothing can change a person's
personality. Elaborate lighting and

special hair and make-up designed by
Andrea McCuisten of Hair Force are
incorporated into the piece to accen-
tuate the theme.
In addition to a solo danced by
Boothe, the program will include an en-
semble work "In the Midst" which
highlights the effect of couples and
friends reuniting and separating.
Boothe sees the piece as "lush and
complex."
Both Gullo and Boothe have been
rehearsing since November for this
concert. The M.F.A. program requires
that all graduates choreograph and

dance one final presentation. Living
Pictures is the result of an intensive
study in dance.
The concert will be on Friday, March
2 and Saturday, March 3, in Studio A
Theatre in the University of Michigan
Dance Building, 1310 North University
Court. Donations are accepted for
Friends of Dance.

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THE OFFICE OF MAJOR EVENTS PRESENTS

A cool breath of 'Rare Air'

By Elliot Jackson
R ARE AIR is coming
Rare Air - or Na Cabarfeidh, as it
used to be known - is a group of ruffianly
pipers and other suspicious types of
beaters and strummers, who come to us
from the blasted heaths surrounding
Toronto..
Earlier in this decade, Na Cabarfeidh
(na ka ber fay, or Stag's Head) boasted
three Highland Bagpipes. These, in ad-
dition to guitar and a variety of drums,
created their distinctive sound. If there
is an instrument which commands at-
tention faster than a bagpipe, I have yet
to hear it; and the glory of three of the
silver-snarling beasties blasting away
at one defies description. The sound is a
cross between a pack of renegade oboes
and a giant apiary. No, honest, it's
terrific, I swear.
With the release of their second
album, Na Cabarfeidh branched out.
Having successfully exploited their
Correction
The number to call for questions
about The Michigan Daily Fashion
Supplement is 763-0379. An ad that ap-
peared in the Daily Wednesday, Feb.
29 incorrectly listed the number.

unique sound in original arrangements
of traditional Irish and Scottish tunes,
they began to explore other forms of
Celtic music. They completed a tour of
Brittany, absorbing the Breton
variations on the British Celtic theme,
and added anew dimension to their
work, as well as several new in-
struments: the bombarde, for example,
a wind instrument similar to a small
oboe in appearance, but having a more
nasal and piercing tone.
B y their last visit to Ann Arbor, the
Benefit Festival for the Ark in January,
Na Cabarfeidh had already metamor-
phosed into Rare Air, taking the name
from their second album. Some have
suggested that they changed their
name because the title of the album was
being confused with the name of the
band; others say that economic reasons
prompted the switch. After all, if people
cannot pronounce or even remember
the name of your group, they may be
diffident about seeking out your
albums, no matter how good the music.
Whatever the reasons, the name
switch is not the only change: Piper
Patrick O'Gorman has also left the
group, leaving Ian Goodfellow and
Grier Coppins on the Highland bag and
Uillean pipes, Richard Murai on 12 and
six string guitars, and Trevor Ferrier
on a thousand different drums.
So, the glorious noise is diminished in
volume but not, we hope, in quality. If
the enthusiastic reception at the Folk

Festival is any indication, it has not.
For a blast of Rare Air, come to the
Ark Friday or Saturday night. Shows
start at 8p.m., and tickets are available
at the door. For more information, call
the Ark at 761-1451.

2 INDIVIDUAL THEATRES
$2.00 SHOWS BEFORE 6:00 P.M.
DAILY 1 P.M. SHOWS MON. THRU FRI.
ACADEMY AWARD NOM.
INCL. BEST PICTURE
(PG)
FRI., MON. 1:00, 7:00, 9:25
SAT., SUN. 1:00, 3:30, 7:00, 9:25

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SAT., SUN. 1:20, 3:20, 5

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