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THE MICHIGAN DAILY FRID2
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THEATERJ
BOOKS
MUSIC
TONIGHT: Play Production
presents Ferenec Molnar's "The
Play's The Thing" in Mimes thea.
ter at 8:30.
THIS AFTERNOON: At 2:30
in Hill auditoriumi, the final con-
cert of the High School Music
contest,
GLEE CLUB CONCERT
The University Girls' Glee club has
arranged its program for its only ap-
pearance of the year here. The pro-
gram consists of the Stanley-Nevin
combination of musical literature in-
terspersed with a few of Brahms
songs. Color is added to the program=
by the inclusion of Beasly's "Second
Minuet" a song in costume. The Girls'
Glee club is one of the largest or-
ganizations of its kind in the middle
West; a fact which promises power
and volume to be their forte rather
than polish, though the method of
choosing the singers insures some
good voices.
The program follows:
1. Laudes atque Carmina ... Stanley
Wynken, Blynken and Nod..Nevin
Glee Club
Soprano Obligato, Marjorie Chavenelle
11. Snow Flakes............Rogers
Aloha ..... arranged by Sherwood
The Two Clocks......... Rogers
Quartet
Marjorie Chavenelle, Amna Cope
,Dorothy Marshman, Ruth Ale
III. Love Songs............Brahms
Like the Evening Glow
A Lofty Mansion
Invocation to Saint Cecelia
-Harris
Glee Club
IV. Numbers from "Eight 'Till Eight"
and "For the Love of Pete"
Members of the casts
V. A College Sing
Union Opera and Junior Girls' Play
favorites
Glee Club
VI. Song in Costume
The Second Minuet ......Beasly
Helen Gould
VII. Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes
-Crist
What the Old Cow Said
Lady: Bug
Good Night Beloved ......Pinsuti
The Yellow and Blue ......Balfe
Glee Club
* * *
"THE PLAY'S THE THING"
A review by Philip C. Brooks
"-A tooth for a tooth, and a peach
for a white cherry." So Play Pro-
dution gives us a brilliant perform-
ane of an outstanding play instead of
the somewhat limpid production which
is usually expected from them. Obvi-
ously, Play Production profits freely
from the excellence of an all-campus
cast, the most prominent of whose
members have made their names else-
where.
The vehicle has been justifiably
praised previously. Suffice it to say
that not only does it fulfill the quali-
fications of "a wit, a hit, and a happy
ending," but it demonstrates a marve-
lous combination of clever scheme,
suspense, and really good lines. "The
critic," says Sandor Turai, "doesn't
like melodrama." So every tendency
toward melodrama is broken just in
time by a fascinating if sometimes

compromising bit of reality.
Storming out on the stage in those
striking pajamas, chagrined but nev-
ertheless resolute in the disclosal of
her treachery-rather of her "damned
idiotic sentimentality'-and delight-
fully convincing in carrying out her
old friend's redemption scheme, Minna
Miller plays the part of Ilona Szabo
in a truly remarkable manner. Her
show of dramatic sense, ability of in-
terpretation, and freedom marks her'
as one of Michigan's very best ac-
tresses of recent years.
Two years ago I reviewed a modest
affair of Play Production-"The Goose
Hangs High"-in which one actor of
note made his campus debut, Richard
Woellhaf. Since that time, and I say
this in face of the stormy campus
opinion, if any, he has been the best
actor in undergraduate m productions.
His performance of Sandor Turai,
much feared for by the connoisseurs
(?) bears out that classification.
Although the exaggerated humor in
the last act threatens to drag in 11
length, George Johnson, as its fun-
niest figure, shows a decidedly com-
mendable completeness of interpre-
tation.
This is probably the last dramatic
review of the year, and the last for
good of a three years' string for me.
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