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ARTS
The Michigan Daily Thursday, March 10, 1988- Pge 7

'Right

You

Are'

The

truth

can

hurt

$y Lynn Gettleman
Where can you find vicious gos-
sips, family secrets, the obsessive
guest for truth, and the questioning
of reality?
Just walk to the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre sometime be-
tween Thursday, March 10, and
Sunday, March 13 to catch a perfor-
Mance of Luigi Pirandello's 1917
drama, Right You Are If You Think
You Are. Performed by University
undergraduates, this drama explores
what happens when cruel town gos-
sips force a private family affair into
the public arena.
Right You Are If You Think You
Are is the earliest dramatic work of
Pirandello, establishing him as a
master of drama, as well as a noted
author of fiction. Such playwright-
ing earned Pirandello the 1934 Nobel
Prize for Literature.
In this particular drama, Piran-
dello creates a comic world of town
gossips that encompasses the more
tragic realm of an individual family.
This dual world allows Pirandello to
examine the effects of people who
become too obsessive in their search
for truth. A discrepancy soon arises

between the public' right to know,
and the private rights of the individ-
ual.
According to director Hillary Co-
hen, Pirandello uses the situation to
search for the nature of reality and
truth while providing humor and in-
sight. "For a play that was written
in 1917, this drama has a very con-
temporary feel," she adds.
Cohen, an assistant professor of
Theatre and Drama, is also the co-
founder of Wild Swan Theatre and
vice-president of the National Asso-
ciation for Theatre and Disability.
Wild Swan Theater is a company
that offers accessible performances to
the disabled, low income audiences,
and minority children- as well as
conducting workshops with disabled
performers. Cohen has previously
directed The Importance of Being
Earnest, The Rivals, Endgame, and
A Midsummer Night's Dream.
This weekend's production of
Right You Are If You Think You
Are , is fortunate to have costumes
created by visiting costume designer
Jessica Hahn (not that one!) -
formerly of the Goodman Theatre in
Chicago. Known for costumes in
various productions at the Goodman,
Court, Candlelight, and Northlight
theatres, Hahn received the Joseph
Jefferson Award for her designs in

Seascape, Hello Dolly, and You Can
Never Tell.
Set design is by Eric Renschler,
formerly the Assistant Technical
Director for the Indiana Repertory
Theatre, and the principle scenic de-
signer for the Warren Performing
Arts Center in Indianapolis. Ren-
schler is currently an MFA student
in the theatre design program at the
University.
Right You Are If You Think You
Are was last performed at
Mendelssohn in 1967 by the APA
Phoenix Repertory Company, and it
starred Helen Hayes, Will Greer,
Sydney Walker, and Ellis Rabb.
You can catch RIGHT YOU ARE
IF YOU THINK YOU ARE at 8

p.m. on March 10,11, and 12, and
March 13. Tickets can be purchased
at the League Ticket Office and are
available for $9 and $6 reserved
seating, and special student seating
is $4 (with I.D.). Call the League
Ticket Office at 764-0450.
Ue
IaM
bt !e

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Rebecca Rand, (Courtney Selan in black) and Chris Carter in Luigi
Pirandello's social drama 'Right You Are If You Think You Are.'

ANN
ARBOR
\ OW
WOW
ANN ARBOR POW WOW
Contest all categories
Sat., March 12 1:00-4:30 p.m.,
6:30-10:00 p.m.
Sun., March 13 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Place: U-M Sports Coliseum
(corner of Fifth Ave. and Hill St.)
Contact: Mike Dashner(313) 763-9044
Admission: Adults $6/day,
Seniors and Children $3/day,
Weekend pass $10,
Groups and family discounts
Student discounts 50% off

CLASSIFIED ADS
BUSINESS SERVICES
ELP YOUR BUSINESS. HELP YOUR-
SELF.Come to Compufair in the Union.
March 17 and 18.
GOING PLACES
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Call for details, 665-6122.
COED BICYCLE TOURS-COLORADO
OCKIES '88. Whitewater rafting , eeing
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DuOR SALE ROUND TRIP TICKET to
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er. Call 747-9025.

MISCELLANEOUS
PARKING SPACES on Arch St. 2 blocks
from campus. Reasonable rates. Call 747-
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GIANT FLEA
MARKET
Household items, furniture, jewelry, vin-
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971-7676. CM0422

Native
American
Awareness"
March 11-13, 1988
Public Welcome
AMERICAN INDIAN
LAW DAY
Topic: Indian Education
(free, open to public)
Fri., March11 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Speakers:
Dr. William Demmert,
Commissioner ofEducation,
Alaska
Dr. Earl Barlow,
Education Director, BIA,
Minneapolis
Sat., March12,
9:30-11:00 Brunch
Keynote: John Mohawk
Place: Holiday Inn West
2900 Jackson Road,
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact:
Mike Dashner (313) 763-9044
or Jeff Crawford (313)996-3628

ROOMMATES

ROOMMATES

2 FUN-LOVING, easy goinggirls want to
share our park terrace apt.w/2non-smoking
females, pref. friends. interested: call Jenny
at 764-97.
HOUSEMATE NEEDED for 3-bdrm. apt. on
E. Ann near Frieze. Reasonable rent, big
rooms, parking, laundry. 761-1727.
I NEED A CHEAP ROOM for fall term only.
995-0835 after 8pm.
MALE UNDERGRAD ROOMMATE to
share large modem a t. Convenient to central
campus.7 47-7344 arc.
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NEED ROOMMATE? Female, nonsmoker
needs 88-89 lease in house/apt. Call Leslie:
995-8495.
Nonsmoking Female roommate wanted to
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ROOMMATE NEEDED: Furnished 5 bdrm.
house on Greenwood. Incl. single room,
laundry, parking. Call Steve 764-5660
SINGLE ROOM in house or apt, wanted for
male non-smoker undegrad. May or Sept.
lease. Call Dave at 930-0712.
SPRING/SUMMER SUBLET. Great loca-
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IM. $200, cheaper for double. 764-3800.

WANTED FEMALE, NON-SMOKING
ROOMMATE for a beautiful 2 bedroom 4
erson apt. next to the CCRB. Rent only
(206/mo for Fall and Winter terms. Call
Linda at 763-2945 or Teri at 763-0817.

TICKETS

!!HELP. I need 2 INXS tiks march 16.
Please. Call Jeff 769-1892 Top Dollar!l
DEPERATELY NEED 3 TIX FOR Ohio St.
B-ball game pref. in blue. Bob 996-1428.

CONCERT .
Joanne Shenandoah
(free with Pow Wow
admission)
Sat., March12 10:00pm
immediately after
the Pow Wow

Thursday, March 10
7:00 PM
2408 Mason Hall
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