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Theatre Notes

Avsharian To Tour Europe,
Perform at World Fair

LMA HISTORY-Since its beginning in 1930, the Drama Season has presented a roster of celebrities in its annual dramatic
uctions. Jane Cowl was one of the first stars brought to Ann Arbor under the direction of Robert Henderson. Melville Cooper
Elizabeth Risdon along with Edmund Gwenn and the entire New York cast of the comedy hit "Laburnum Grove" came for the
,gement. They closed on Broadway on a Saturday and opened here the following Monday. Walter Slezak was featured by the Festival
ng the 1935 season, accompanied by a bevy of other well-known personalities.
58 Drama Season Continues Theater Tradition

The biggest news on the local
theater scene this' week is the
opening of the 1958 University
Drama Season, to run from May
12 through June 14.
Tickets for the first play, "A
View from the Bridge," will be
available tomorrow at the Drama
Season Business Office in the
The production, Arthur Miller's
most recent Broadway success,
promises to be a powerful drama.
The story of family relationships
in unnatural conflict is set against
the exciting background of New
York City's explosive waterfront.
Adler To Star
Luther ' Adler, the star of
"Bridge," is known to audiences
for his stage role as the young
boxer in "Golden Boy." He also
co-starred in a Playhouse 90 tele-
vision production with Paul Muni
last month.
Critic Walter Kerr called the
play "A dramatic bonfire . . a
must for anyone who is at all
interested in what the contem-
porary theatre is thinking about."
The speech department is cur-
rently working on a playhI!l of
four one-act plays to be presented
May 15 and 16.
Open New Theatre
The performances will open the
department's new arena theatre-
a remodeled part of the gymnas-
ium in the Frieze Building. The
plays, entirely student directed

and produced, will feature mem-
bers of the department in the
"The Last of the Lowries" will
be directed by Katy O'Harra West-
wood, '58Ed, "The Land of Heart's
Desire" by Jim Young, Grad., "The
Midnight Caller" by Norm Hart-
weg, Grad., and "Dark Lady of
the Sonnets" by Donald W. Mc-
Lennan, '58.
Detroit' is also having its share
of drama this week. Wayne State
University is presenting "Right
You Are (If You Think You Are)"
as their last major production of
the year. The play, a satiric, tragic
comedy by Italy's Luigi Pirandello,
will be presented Thursday, Friday
and Saturday.
Social Work
Debate Slted,
Professors Clarice Freud and
Henry J. Meyer of the social work
school will take part in a student-
faculty debate at 7:30 p.m. tomor-
row in Rm. 4065 of the Frieze
The subject of the debate is,
"Can Social Work Escape Middle-
Class Values?"

(A University student in the
School of Music will tour Europe
this summer as violinist with the
Juillard orchestra, chosen by the;
United States State Department
to perform at the Brussels World's

Michael Avsharian, Grad., will
play in six concerts at Brussels
and will also perform in England,
Switzerland, Germany and Italy.
He will travel by plane to Europe
June 24.



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