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March 16, 1958 - Image 2

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Theatre Notes
By ROBERT JUNKER troit at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the
F ol1 o w i-n g the successful Detroit Institute of Arts Audi-
'Masked Ball" earlier this month, torium. This program is one of
he speech department will pre- the Institute's Concert Series.
ent John M. Synge's "Playboy Her show will consist of several
f the Western World" this week. sketches, in which she will dis-
The Thursday, Friday and Sat- play her superlative command of
irday performances will, begin at pantomime, as well as dancing
B p.m. in the Lydia Mendelssohn and the control of emotion which
'heatre. This play is rich in the mime demands. The 11 sketches
humor of spontaneous Irish dia- on the program include "Tango
ect, yet the plot encompasses Dancer," "Odalisque," and "Ar-
irama and delightful love scenes. tist's Life."
Christy Mahon, played by Nor- Miss Enters has designed and
nan Hartweg, Grad., comes to a made all the costumes for the
onely public house and admits to show, as well as written the
he tavern keeper, Michael Fla- sketches and music. Her versatili-
herty, portrayed by Howard ty extends to many other' fields.
Green, Grad., that he has killed She is a mime, painter, sculptor,
his overbearing father. illustrator, writer of books, plays
Convincing Story and film scenarios, and composer
He presents this story so con- and arranger of music.
vincingly, however, that Michael Acts, Paints, Dances
and his daughter Pegeen, played For the show, in addition, she
by Nancy Winston, '59, come to designed the sets, and serves as
think of him as a hero. Christy musician, dancer, actor, director,
gains new self-confidence and and manager. "The Theatre of
nakes love to Pegeen, but a turn- Angna Enters" opened its 10th
about conclusion provides a dra- season in London last May, and
natic climax fdr the story, toured Europe and the Americas.
Brooks Atkinson of the New OvrftyAeiaan u-
York Times has called "Playboy Over fifty American and Euro-
>f the Western World" ". . a pean museums have exhibited
wrork of art, a vibrant dramatic Miss Enters' paintings and sculp-
poem edged with laughter at the tures in one-woman shows over
tips of the wings." Prof. Jack the last 15 years. Her exhibits
Bender of the speech department have included terra cotta figures,
wil diect an Jeett Faerportraits, and French, Spanish
wld.i iserve as udentFaber and American scenes. More than
ciate director. 1200 of her art items have been
Other roles will be handled by displayed in museums.
Albert Phillips, Spec., Gary Fil- At Wayne State
singer, '58, Richard Schiller, '59, The motion pictures,. "Lost An-
and Katherine Brock, Grad. The gel" and "Tenth Avenue Angel,"
remainder of the cast includes were based on stories by Miss En-
Sandra Mara, '58, Dianne Stolo- ters. "Silly Girl," one of her books,
row, '60, Carol Seidel, '58, Letitia has, been adapted for the screen
'ushmore, '58, and James Young, by an American. film studio. As
Grad. choreographer -she created the
Versatile Performer mime s e q u e n c e in the film,
"The Theatre of Angna Enters," "Scaramouche."
a one-woman show starring the Wayne State University Theatre
versatile British Jane-of-all-arts, will present "She Stoops to Con-
Angna Enters, will appear in De- quer" Thursday through Saturday
at their playhouse in Detroit. Oli-
ver Goldsmith wrote the "laugh-
ing comedy" in the 18th century,
and it ranks as one of the most
popular comedies between Shakes-
peare and Shaw.
"She Stoops to Conquer" al-
ents: most reaches slapstick comedy,
and is aknown . for its mistaken
& identities and disguises.

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Brussels Fair To Show 'Atomic World' in Miniature

Associated Press Feature Writer
BRUSSELS-On either side of
a street in the outskirts of Brus-
sels, the United States and Russia
are preparing for a battle of pres-
Comparison Unavoidable
The Brussels World Fair is the
battleground. The question to be
answered: Which nation will make
the biggest impression on the mil-
lions who will visit the fair?
The answer won't be long
awaited. King Baudouin will
inaugurate the 1958 World Fair-
the world of the atomic age in
miniature-on April 17 for a six-
month run. It will be the first
international exposition since New
York's fair in pre-nuclear 1939.
Men are working extra shifts,
toiling at night under flood-lights,


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50 cents

to get the 494-acre fairgrounds.
completed in time for the opening.
Whether one likes it or not, the
comparison between the United
States and USSR can hardly be
avoided. The United States' big
circular exhibit building stands
on a six and one-half acre tri-
angle. Across Parc Gate Avenue is
the large, rectangular Soviet
building, resembling a giant chunk
of ice from some northern Soviet'
Soviets Have Advantage
In the competition for the at-
tention of the 35 million people
expected to visit the fair, the
United States is starting out with
two obvious handicaps:
1) U.S. fair officials have to
obtain their funds from Congress.
Soviet officials can spend as much
as they wish without having to
account to their people.
2) The Soviets can-and will-
stuff their building with trucks,
tractors, railroad engines, elec-
tronic and automatic machineries,.
To Sell Books.
Used books will go on sale from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow
and Tuesday in the .former base-,
ment study hall of the General
Library, according to Robert Mul-
ler, assistant director of Univer-
sity libraries.
The 7,000 books to be sold will
be priced from 15 cents, with most
under a dollar. Inceme from the.
books, which are duplicate copies,.
will be used for the purchase of
new volumes for the University
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But as one U.S. official said, "We
can't display bulldozers which have
been building most roads leading
to the fair and many elsewhere in
the world. We can't exhibit our
cars;. they roam roads everywhere.
"We can't show machines that
workers use daily in factories over
the world. We can't display our
latest planes which will land most
of the thousands of visitors flying
to the fair.
U.S. Permanent Exhibit
."We are on a permanent, almost
worldwide live exhibit with those
things which, on the Soviet side,
will look like achievements and
There's no question that Russia
is outaspending the Americans.
Howard S. Cullman, United States
commissioner general to the fair,
estimated the Soviets are spending
50 to 60 million dollars.
The Russians won't reveal how
much they're spending. "It is not
a question of the money spent, but
of the development of the country
which is exhibiting," said a Soviet
official. "If you give a country like
Spain or Greece a billion dollars
to present an exhibit, it would not
necessarily be a success"
Resources Limited
Congress has provided $12,345,000'
for the American exhibit. More
may be forthcoming. Cullman has
warned that the United States
pavilion might not be able to
remain open at ,night because of
limited resources.
"I do not want to do a second
rate show in competition with our
next door neighbors," he said. "In'
order to do a top-flight Job we
will need 15 million dollars."
Architecturally, the United
States pavilion will top the Rus-
sians. Edward D. Stone of New
York designed the world's largest
circular building, with a free span
room 340 feet in diameter, 95 feet
high, covering 200,000 square feet
of floor area. The building will en-
close trees which were on the site.
American Life Shown
The building is a combination
of transparent plastic and a golden
thin plastic lattice. Its plastic roof
hangs on cables stretched from
the outside walls to a central

of their big Tupolev Jetj

The exhibits will cover all as-
pacts of American life. There will
be an art and folklore section, a
display of United 'States technol-
ogy, exhibits of science and city
planning, a typical United States
Main Street and model homes.
There will be an Americn res-
taurant, a small closed-circuit
color television studio and a small
bathing beach. American scenes
and landscapes will be shown in
a movie prepared by the Walt
Disney studios.
Display "Problems"
An unprecedented part of the
United States display will be a
section devoted to "unfinished
business." This will explain the
nation's problems which have not
been completely solved-drought,
traffic, slums and racial disputes.
Across Parc Gate Avenue, the
Russians are erecting amassive
glass,, steel and aluminum 'struc-
ture covering five and one-half of
the six and one-half acres alloted
them. It has a total capacity of
327,000 cubic yards. A large statue
of Lenin will overlook the display.
The Soviets have announced
they will fill their building with
working machines and graphic dis-
plays "illustrating all aspects of
Russian life.
°A large number of performing
art companies and individuals are
scheduled to give shows in thie
1,000-seat auditorium adjacent to
the main Soviet building.
It is in this field that the Rus-
sians appear .to dominate by far
the Amercans, both in number p;
performances and performers.Sut
private funds are coming In which
might allow the United States o,
enlarge its cultural presentations.
Art Museumi
Sows Work
Of Professor
Drawings and paintings by Prof.
Jack A. Garbutt, of the architec-
ture college, are now on display
in the Museum of Art in the
Alumni Memorial Hall.
The exhibition, which, will be
in the South Gallery until April
6, consists of works done by Prof.
Garbutt under a Rackham facul-
ty research grant last summer.
In the Uintah Mountains of
northeastern Utah he made over
100 drawings of rock and wood in
their states of growth and decay,
"to develop linear imagery In
painting that will contain pat'
terns of line derived from unusual
wood and rock formations in na-
ture, and to suggest the vast hid-
den forces that have created these
He said he became interested in
line through a series of paintings
done during the summer of 1956
at Lake Superior. There agnate
and driftwood were his main
sources of concentration, and
"there followed a fascination with
all kinds of line."
Prof. Garbutt joined the Uni-
versity faculty in 1952. He has
participated in group shows and
competitive exhibitions through-
out the country, and in 1955 held
a one-man show in Detroit.

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