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TAE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Guest Stars Of Summer Repertory Players Are Made:

Known

Itkin Will Direct,
Plays; Wycoff
To Be Designer
Theatre To Be Workshop
And Test, Laboratory
For Drama Students
During the 11 years since Play Pro-
duction took over the summer the-
atre work of the University, the
Michigan Repertory Players, begin-
ning with a staff consisting of Prof.
Valentine B. Windt, Chester Wal-
lace of the drama department of
Carnegie Institute of Technology and
four students, have carefully built up
the membership to include distin-
guished guest artists, experienced
students of the drama and stage
technique, aiia a complete stage crew.
This summer the Repertory Play-
ers, connected with the Department
of Speech, will enter their 12th sea-
son, with five leading figures in the
world of theatre as guest members.
David B. Itkin, well-known Russian
actor and director, head of the Dra-
ma School of the De Pauw University
and associate director of the Good-
man Theatre of Chicago, will be guest
director. Professor Itkin was former-
ly a member of the Moscow Arts
Theatre and has had theatrical ex-
perience in Berlin, Paris, Vienna,
Warsaw, Riga and the leading cities
of America.
Whitford Kane To Appear
Whitford Kane, professional actor
and star of many English and Ameri-
can plays, will return for another
season. Mr. Kane has also been
associated with the Goodman The-
atre, and has played the leading roles
in many professional productions, in-
cluding "The White Steed", "Ham-
let", "Juno and the Paycock", "The
Man Who Killed Lincoln", and "The
First Legion." i
Another guest for the summer sea-
son will be Claribel Buford Baird,
Professor of Speech from Oklahoma
College for Women. Miss Baird has
spent seven consecutive summers at
the University, and has taken the
acting roles of Hecuba (Trojan Wo-
men), Olivia (Mr. Pim Passes By),
Gunhild (John Gabriel Borkman),
Charlotte Bronte (Moor Born), Kni-

Drama Star To Return

10 University-Sponsored Trips
Will Be Available To Students
University-sponsored trips in and event of the season- the boat trip
outside of Ann Arbor are one of the to Niagara Falls, which will begin
many opportunities made available Friday, July 12, and end the follow-
to students attending the Summer ng Monday.
School session. Greenfield Village will be visited
Tentatively, the schedule includes Wednesday, July 7, and again July
10 trips. all of which are under the 24. A trip to the General Motors
direction of Prof. Ruel Churchill of proving grounds at Milford has been
the mathematics department. A tour planned for July 20. The final tour,
of the campus on the first Thursday as the schedule now stands, will be
of the summer session, June 27, will to Put-In-Bay, an island on Lake
begin the series of tours. Erie, which is scheduled for Wed-
This will be followed by a trip to nesday, July 31.
Detroit, Saturday, June 29, and a trip Jackson Prison may be added to
to the Ford factory . on Wednesday, the tour-schedule of the "traveling
July 3. Saturday, July 6, will see the students," but this trip has not yet
group at Cranbrook Schools, a pri- been made definite. The tours are
vately endowed school in Bloomfield usually conducted twice a week, one
Hills. Back to the Ford factory on on Wednesday and another over the
Wednesday, July 10, and then the big week-end.
HOME
MADE ICE CREAM

Human Relations Studied
Diagnosis and partial treatment of
campers' problems will be stressed at
the University of Michigan Fresh Air
Camp this summer.
Originally begun to give under-
privileged childrenan opportunity to
enjoy a country vacation, the camp
now serves also as a laboratory for
the study of human relations.

Art Exhibit To Be Held
A special exhibit of American
art will be held in the galleries of
the Rackham Building during the
1940 Summer School session.
Special art collections, illustrat-
ing various aspects of the pro-
gram, will be shown in the Uni-
versity Library.

Music Concerts Planned
A comprehensive daily program
of special concerts, lectures, excurs-
ions, and entertainments has been
arranged for the 1940 Summer Ses-
sion by the School of Music.
Faculty concerts are given Tues-
public. Carillon recitals will also be
given on frequent occasions.

WHITFORD KANE
ertje (The Good Hope), and Mary
(Family Portrait) and others.
Alexander Wyckoff, eminent stage-
craft director and art director of the
Manhattan Theatre Colony and Rep-
ertory Theatre, will be the designer
in charge of scenery. Evelyn Co-
hen, instructor in costume design
and costumiere of the Yale School
of Drama, and costumiere of the
Memphis Little Theatre, will be in
charge of coscumes.
One-Act Plays Used!
Before 1929, the professional Ann!
Arbor Dramatic Season appeared in
the Summer Session, but in that year
it was held in the spring and, Play
Production took over the summer the-
atre work, with Professor Windt, Wal-
lace and the four students handling
properties, box-office, and stage
inanagement and dirction. Because
of the intricacy of the work involved
and the difficulty entailed when six
persons produce elaborate plays, the
first season used a number of one-
act plays.
At first seven productions were
used in a season, then the number
was increased to nine. At present
the staff is adthoroughly experienced
organization, combining profession-
al workers with specifically qualified
students of this art.
Wyckoff has been interested in
the Repertory Players since their
third season.

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