The Michigan Daily Wednesday, June 3, 1981 Page 7
Professional Theatre Program announces
beginning of Summer Repertory series
By GINA DiM
With the pressures o1
is no bettter time than
plore cultural tidbits of
Ann Arbor. The Depar
and Drama couldn't ag
embarks once again
something that's be
University since the ea
Jean Galan, gener
PTP, is enthusias
cited with the season
good one," she smiles.
MARIA who handles publicity for PTP, says
f school off, there that it's an honor to have Joan Morris,
n summer to ex- an aficionado of American popular
fered by both the song, debuting as director of this
T and the town of collage of vaudeville goodies.
tment of Theatre WITH ONLY three weeks to rehear-
gree more as the se, tension and excitement have been
Program (PTP) mounting amongst the directors and
on its seasonal actors. Yet Kae Koger, dramaturge for
*y activities, "Misalliance," has been working
en part of the closely with all of the productions and
rly 1960s. has seen the inspiring amount of energy
being invested in these shows by both
al manager of the actors and directors.
tic about the "It's interesting to see the transitions
"I am very ex- from one play to another. The ac-
- looks like a tors/actresses have a lot of adjustmen-
ts and challenges they have to ad-
dress," says Koger.
When asked about the general feeling
amidst performers concerning their
tight work schedule (with most rehear-
sing three times a day), Koger says
that they are used to it and have ad-
night on the justed very well. "With opening night
on the threshold, most are saying they
are saying wished they could work more, not less."
could work GALAN ALSO comments on back-
stage attitudes, "It's funny; it happens
every performance. Performers are
-Kae Koger wary in the beginning as they feel their
way with the scripts. Then this
wariness gives way to excitement as
things fall into place. A slight
depression follows as panic mixes with
excitement. And then, of course, the
radiance of performance."
al good feeling The succession of plays will begin
lved with the Wednesday, June 3 with "Misalliance,"
e productions are which will continue through Saturday,
atre students who June 6. "A Member of the Wedding"
rful opportunity follows (performance dates - Wed-
nesday through Saturday, June 10-13). aptly) $3.00, while the seats for the
Last in line is "Loose Ends" (Wed- other plays range from $3.50 to $5.00.
nesday through Saturday, June 17-20). All tickets are available at the PTP
"Three Dollar Revue" will be perfor- box office located in the Michigan
med on June 12, 13, 17-20 only. All League. Added attractions are picnics
productions are at the Power Center before the shows, live music from the
with the exception of "Three Dollar Chamber Orchestra, and one free drink
Revue," which will be at the Michigan at the vaudeville performances with the
League. Performance time for all three possession of a ticket stub from one of
plays is 8:00 p.m., with the vaudeville the other Rep plays.
show beginning at 11 p.m. Ticket prices So, come "on summer loungers,
for "Three Dollar Revue" are (quite enjoy the wonderful world of theatre!
they wished they
more, not less.'
There is a gener
among those invo
program. Cast in these
a small number of thea
are given this wonde
to rehearse under extreme pressure
and produce professional-quality
theatre. "A taste of the real world of ac-
FOR THIS SEASON of theatre, PTP
has chosen three plays - "Misallian-
ce," a Bernard Shaw comedy directed
by James Martin; "A Member of the
Wedding" by Carson McCullers, direc-
ted by PhD candidate Jon Hallquist;
and "Loose Ends" by Michael Weller,
directed by Terry Wright Hallquist
(also a doctoral candidate).
These specific plays were picked with
light entertainment in mind, yet each is
significantly different in its overall
focus. A modern American play was in
demand for this season, so "Loose En-
ds" was chosen for its evocative and
humorous portrayal of a couple who
drift from the turbulent world of the 60s
into the 70s. "A Member of the Wed-
ding" was chosen for its more conven-
tional approach to theatre. This play is
an American classic that tells the tale
of a Georgian girl's desire to venture
out into "the world." Shaw's
"Misalliance," a scrapbook of funnies,
was an obvious choice to fill out the bill
of light summer entertainment.
In addition to these plays, an extra
touch has been added to this season's
circuit with "Three Dollar Revue," an
updated re-creation of a 1920s
vaudeville show. David Kitto, a
graduate student in Arts Management
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