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,The Michigan Daily
Friday, October 17, 1986
R.C. Players tune in to
T.V. for the shock of it
By Karin Edelson
This weekend the Residential
College Players will open their
season with a production of "T.V.
a short, one act play which
parodies the various effects that
y television has on viewers' lives.
C T.V. was written in 1966 by
Jean-Claude VanItallie and is part of
a trilogy of plays entitled America
Hurrah. The R. C. Players
performed the first two parts of this
trilogy last yefar and decided that it
was time for completion.
Director, Nancy Bishop, an
R.C. and theatre junior, explains
that T.V. was chosen by the R.C.
Players because it has a great deal
of impact gn American society. It
shows how constant viewers
develop an apathetic attitude toward
pressing world issues because they
are continuously bombarded with-
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depressing statics. It also asks the
question; do we imitate television
or does it imitate us?
The play consists of two sets of
actors. The first set is employed by
a television ratings company and is
asked to view shows over and over
to test their reactions. The second
set of actors show the audience
what is being shown on the TV.
Black and white slides are also
projected behind the actors
throughout the entire production.
The theatre group aims to
present plays that offer more than
pure entertainment. They are often
somewhat political, bringing about
public awareness and motivation.
Bishop explains that "T.V. is
important because people do watch
too much TV, but they may not
realize what an impact it has on
This off-beat comedy will be
presented in the East Quad
Auditorium on Friday and Saturday
nights at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 3
p.m. Tickets are available at the
door for $2.00 and East Quad
residents will be admitted for free
on Friday night.
San Francisco mime troupe:
America's oldest and best known political theater collective, will take Ann Arbor by storm Saturday night with
their newest play, 'The Mozamgola Caper.' Far from silent, this musical comedy spy-thriller set in a post-
revolutionary African nation explodes with political insight enlivened by plenty of Afro-American and African-
inspired music and dance. It's political theater at its best! Saturday, October 18 at 8 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. For ticket information, call 763-TKTS.
On the heels of the new Fairport
Convetion's visit to Ann Arbor, we
have a glimpse at a classic Fairport
Fairport went through its first
great change of personnel in 1969
when Sandy Denny and Ashley
Hutchings quit. With the death of.
drummer Martin Lamble, only
Richard Thompson and Simon
Nicol remained from the original
Dave Swarbrick, already well
established in the band, recom -
mended drummer Dave Mattacks
and bassist Dave Pegg as new band
members and the second great
Fairport line-up was born.
But a funny thing happened (at
least according to producer Joe
Boyd's liner notes). In spite of all
the talent that line-up had, it never
The Center for Japanese Studies Presents
WINNER OF THE
BEST FILM AWARD
in Japan in 1983.
cathing deadpan corned,
ddle class and its obsessic
THE CRITICS ARE EATING IT UP!...
-Vincent Canby, New York Times
"WICKEDLY FUNNY! 'The Family Game' is so rich that Mr. Morita
would seem to be one of the most talented and original of Japan's new
filmmakers....a visual adventure:'
-Richard Freedman, Newhouse Newspapers
"* * * * A BEGUILING CHARMINGLY ECCENTRIC COMEDY:'
-Stephen Schaefer, Us Magazine
"Challenging comedy blends wry criticism with tenderness, hope and
-J. Hoberman, village voice
"FUNNY AND ENERGETIC RIGHT DOWN TO ITS'THREE STOOGES'
-William Wolf, Gannett Newspapers
"** ** VERY FUNNY...a striking contemporary comedy'
-Kathleen Carroll, Daily News
"A DELICIOUSLY WRY COMEDY:'
"* * ** A SUBVERSIVE SCREWBALL COMEDY reminiscent of
'Zero For Conduct'...one of the most bizarre slapstick finales of any
comedy in recent memory. Full of marvelous secrets and evocative
humor that ricochets around in the mind after one leaves the theatre:'
about Japan's affluent
n with success.
for further information
In conjunction with
Japan Through Film class.
UNIVERSITY PLAYERS PRESENT
WAITING FOR THE PARADE
adequately presented itself in record
form. The one album it did release,
Full House, (again, according t9
Boyd) was good but not greaw,
Before the next album came out,
Thompson had left the band. Th
live tracks comprising Housi
Full were never widely released.
It's wrong of Boyd to suggest
that Full House was not a
fantastic album. While it may be
correct that some'of his unused
suggestions could have improved it,
it nevertheless remains outstanding.
House Full, measured against
that album, comes out even. The
precision (and ironically, fine
production) of the studio album are
traded for new power and spon -
taneity on the live album. Where
the vocal work is probably stronger
from the studio, Swarbrick's violin
is neverlivelier thanwhen it is in
front of an appreciative audience.
Without quibbling then, it's
clear House Full is a superb
release in itself. It does, not, as
Boyd argues, redefine that great
Fairport line-up, but it does offer
up some great music. If you're a
Fairport fan, you shouldn't go
without one or the other of the two;
if you're a legitimate addict then
depict sensitive details which de-
scribe Detroit homes like his own.
While in Brittany, Kahn moved
away from usual patterns to other
methods of conveying works. After
intense studies and sketching
throughout Europe as a student,
Kahn's growing abilities as an art-
ist emerged. Later works developed
out of his transition into a mature
craftsman. Dramatic changes are
expressed in chronological order in
the exhibit, as he travels from Italy
to France, Germany, and Belgium.
The rust and black colored grease
pencils used in the fall of1891 add
heavy lines to Kahn's sketches.
Prompted by a new awareness of
his strengths as an artist, the shift
symbolizes the growth as an artist
and man. Kahn's confidence is
clearly conveyed through these
sketches, as is his superior talent.
These journeys, which gave him
the opportunity for inward growth
and expansion, also contribute to
the world of art.
See RECORDS, Page 9
... A _ .
By John Murrell
Directed by Patricia Boyette
October 16, 17 at 8:00 p.m.
October 18 at 5:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
October 19 at 2:00 p.m.
TRUEBLOOD THEATRE (State St. at Huron)
"In WAITING FOR THE PARADE, the audience is invited to share
the lives of five women, as each survives, in her own way, the se-
cond World War at home in Canada. The tragedy of the war is
there, of course, but also a lot of humor and comradeship. "
The Edmonton Journal
Ticket $5 General Admission $3 students
League Ticket Office, 764-0450 Mon.-Fri. 10-5
Tickets also available 1 hour before curtain at door.
The Office of Major Events presents
This Week at the Michigan Union...
Sculpture Pools & Riverworks
An exhibit of the works of Palline Plum
Oct. 19 & 26 Rag Rug Weaving Workshop
Amy Ticknor, instructor
$40 tuition, $24 materials
All Over the
Ask Peace Corps volunteers why
their ingenuity and flexibility are
as viral as their degrees. They'll
tell you they are helping the
world's poorest peoples attain
self sufficiency in the areas of food
production, energy conservation,
arii jrrntinn orn..i
"The Complexities of Oedipus"
Discussion with John Russell Brown,
Artistic Director of Project Theatre