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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Program: Major Barbara, January 14, 1960

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Publisher
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Day
14
Month
January
Year
1960
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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
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ANN ARBOR CIVIC THEATRE
MAJOR BARBARA
Thirtieth Season- Third Production Jerry Sandler, Director
( ' JANUARY 14, 15, and 16, 1960 Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
ANN ARBOR
MICHIGAN
MAJ0R BARBARA by GEORGE BERNARD SHA W
Directed by Jerry Sandler
Designed by ALICE CRAWFORD Costumes by ROBERTA McCLURE
CAST of CHARACTERS
(in the order of their appearance) MORRISON .....................
Kenneth Johnson ...........Tom Jennings ......Winnifred Pierce ....Raeburn Hirsch .....Phyllis Eshelman ....Allan Schreiber ...............Beverley Pooley .......Dr. Jim Bob Stephenson .............Phyllis Wright ............Allan Schreiber ...Elizabeth Robertson .... Zeke Jabbour . Fred Ouellette MRS. BAINES.. ............................................................................Lois Lintner BILTON................................................................................Dr. Murray Barasch
STEPHEN UNDERSHAFT.... LADY BRITOMART ................. BARBARA UNDERSHAFT... SARAH UNDERSHAFT CHARLES LOMAX.......... ADOLPHUS CUSINS........ ANDREW UNDERSHAFT RUMMY MITCHENS SNOBBY PRICE
JENNY HILL.... PETER SHIRLEY.. BILL W ALKER..
ACT L
The Time .......................... The Place
..........Winter, 1906 .Jn and near London, England
.....Lady Britomart's drawing room in Wilton Crescent, after dinner
lntermiss!on-6 Minutes
ACT 11.....................................................The yard of the West Ham shelter of the Salvation Army, the next morning
lntermission-8 Minutes
ACT III, Scene L ..................Lady Britomart's drawing room, the next day Scene 2..............................................A parapet overlooking Perivale St. Andrews, later the same day
NOTES ABOUT THE DIRECTOR AND CAST
.JERRY SANDLER (Director) . . . a theatre veteran from various East coast groups, is a Producer-writer for the UM Broadcasting Service. He taught radio and TV at Indiana University and produced 22 films for the Navy while in the service. Besides directing our "Abraham Lincoln" last spring and "The Diary of Anne Frank" this fall, he appeared as the lead in both Civic Theatre's "Death of a Salesman" and U-M Dept. of Speech's "Waltz of the Toreadors".
KENNETH JOHNSON (Morrison) . . . a Civic Theatre Board member and director of our Acting Workshop this year, spent two years as a member of the famous Hedgerow Repertory Theatre in Pennsylvania. His brother, Russell Johnson, co-stars as Marshall Gibson Scott on TV's "Black Saddle".
TOM JENNINGS (Stephen Undershaft) ... a sophomore at the University, has appeared locally in several Gilbert and Sullivan Society productions. He played the role of the Major General in "The Pirates of Penzance," and acted for Ann Arbor Civic Theatre last spring in "Abraham Lin- coln".
WINNIFRED PIERCE (Lady Britomart) ... a veteran actress, has recently performed for Civic Theatre in "Gigi" and "Abraham Lincoln". Her husband is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University.
RAEBURN HIRSCH (Barbara Undershaft) . . .our Anne in "The Diary of Anne Frank," hails from New Zealand where she performed for sev- eral theater groups. She also tutored children in mime for ballet school. Her other local stage credits include appearances in U-M Dept. of Speech's "Waltz of the Toreadors," DAC's "The Bald Soprano" in which she played the lead, and Civic Theatre's "Julius Caesar."
PHYLLIS ESHELMAN (Sarah Undershaft) . . . a long time Civic Theatre member, is currently the Board Secretary. Often busy backstage, she last appeared in our "Guys and Dolls" and "Death of a Salesman."
ALLAN SCHREIBER (Charles Lomax and Snobby Price) . . . was a reci- pient several years ago of a Civic Theatre scholarship upon graduation from Ann Arbor High School, of which his father is principal. Cur- rently a senior in U-M Dept. of Speech, he has played memorable com- edy roles in the University's "The Boy Friend," "The Rivals," and "Horse Eats Hat." Last season he acted in our "Death of a Salesman" and "Visit to a Small Planet."
This play is presented through special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc.
NOTES ABOUT THE DIRECTOR A N D CAST
BEVERLEY POOLEY (Adolphus Cusins) . . . a research assistant in the Legislative Research Center (Law School), is reading for his doctorate. He comes to us from London, England where he played "an endless succession of Shakespearean heroines at high school" but was too busy at Cambridge to do any acting.
DR.
JIM BOB STEPHENSON (Andrew Undershaft) . . . estimates he has been in about 200 stage productions since childhood. While in the army in Italy, he played with Thornton Wilder in "Our Town." He has done considerable professional radio and TV acting. His last major local stage appea~ance was in the University's "I Knock at the Door." An Instructor in the U-M Dept. of Speech, he is the current Director of the University's Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and Director of High School and University Drama at the National Music Camp. Jim Bob is not completely new to Civic Theatre, having directed for us 19 years ago. His contributions to "Major Barbara" include the authorship of original words to the West Ham Salvation Army march sung in our rousing curtain call. His younger brother, Clarence, is directing our musical "Wonderful Town" in April.
PHYLLIS WRIGHT (Rummy Mitchens) ... last seen as the lead in our "Janus" two years ago, is Supervisor of the Children's Creative Activities sponsored by the Ann Arbor Board of Education and the DAC, in which 500 children and 28 teachers take part in 54 classes.
ELIZABETH ROBERTSON (Jenny Hill) . . . is new to Civic Theatre, a junior majoring in speech at the Univer~ty. She had leads in U-M Dept. of Speech's "Ah Wilderness" and "Look Back in Anger."
ZEKE JABBOUR (Peter Shirley) . . . President of the Huron Valley Real Estate Co., and a Life Master in bridge, appeared on stage for the first time in his life as our Mr. Frank in "The Diary of Anne Frank."
FRED OUELLETTE (Bill Walker) ... majored in theatre at the Univer- sity of Michigan. He started acting with the Kokomo Civic Theatre (Indiana) and has produced and MC'd service variety shows. He and his wife with several friends founded the Detroit Studio Playhouse. He has appeared in the U-M Dept. of Speech's "The Matchmaker" and our
"The Diary of Anne Frank."
LOIS LINTNER (Mrs. Baines) ... was very active in theater at Saginaw, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Manchester, Eng- land, before becoming a homemaker. She is a nursery school teacher who has trained to work with deaf children. Lois was last seen in our "The Diary of Anne Frank."
DR.
MURRA Y BARASCH (Bilton) . . . a theoretical physicist, played in our "Guys and Dolls" and "Nude with Violin."
PRODUCTION AND BUSINESS STAFF
......................Alice Crawford ......... Ken Johnson, Mary Ann Stevenson, Pat Pooley .....Clan Crawford, Jr. ....Ken Johnson .....Peggy Girvan ..........Roberta McClure, Marie ·wild, Sandy Ingram, Peggy Girvan, Jean Stanger, Edwina Fiddler, Anne Wehrer, Ann Rae, Janie Lou Maddock, Mary Lou Kerr ..............Helga Hover, Barbara Gratke ..................................... Pete Barhydt ................Dorothy Barnes, Sandy Ingram, Revella Woodson, Barbara Sandberg Sound and Special Effects ............... . ...... Alice Crawford, Sandy Ingram, Barbara Gratke Construction Crew ........Bob Foiles, Peggy Girvan, Barbara Cartwright, Sandy Ingram, Bill Hickman, Ken Johnson, Don and Ruth Croton, Helga Hover, Carolyn Barasch, Jane Etherington,
Bob Eshelman and Meade Wright.
Production Manager.. Assistants to the Director....
Stage Manager ................. Assistant Stage Manager Technical Director....... Costumes
Props
Lights...
Make-up ....................................
Stage Crew.................
.Murray Barasch, Ken Johnson, Julian Steinon, Zeke Jabbour, Fred Ouellette, Peggy Girvan ............................. ....Mary Ann Stevenson
Bookholder.
Treasurer... .................
Front of the House Manager.
Ushers ..
Box Office....... ....Eileen Scofield (Chairman), Jerry Scofield (Ticket
ANN ARBOR CORPS OF THE SALVATION ARMY
................... . ...............
.. ...... Barbara Leake .. .. . Bill Hickman
Agent), Barbara Sandberg, Eva Benjamin, Beth True, June Moss, Lois Ouellette, Bill Hickman, Alger Crandell, Don Sandberg.
Programs ...................................................... .
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
.... Marilyn Chadwick
B O X - YPSILANTI
MRS. RUSSEL DeLONG
GRINNELL BROTHERS NIELSEN'S FLOWER SHOP
MRS. RANDOLPH
U-M AUDIO VISUAL CENTER
U-M BROADCASTING SERVICE (WUOM) WESTERN UNION
CARTY'S MUSIC MILTON COHEN
MRS. STUART GOULD MISS KA THERINE HELLER
... Mae
Johnson (Chairman)
T A YLOR
Next Civic Theatre Production-February 18-19-20
Tennessee William$'
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Directed by Ted Heusel
"Superb drama! A poignant and luminous story." -Atkinson, N.Y. Times
D0NI T MISS IT
COMING CIVIC THEATRE A TTRACTIONS
Feb. 18-19-20 Tennessee Williams' "A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE" April 14-15-16 . . ... .. the musical comedy "WONDERFUL TOWN"
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Department of Speech and the School of Music present
Richard Wagner's
DAS RHEINGOLD Tuesday thru Saturday - March 1-5
-,
ANN ARBOR CIVIC THEATRE Board of Directors
Charles Chadwick, President William Hickman, Vice-President Phyllis Eshelman, Secretary
Alice Crawford
Helga Hover
Kenneth Johnson
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Barbara Logan J. Henry Owens John Rae Donald L. Sandberg Eileen Scofield Mary Ann Stevenson
The most important local theatre topic, of course, is the possibility that a high grade professional theatre under the initial directorship of Tyrone Guthrie might be established here.
How does Ann Arbor Civic Theatre feel about it?
Certainly we cannot presume to speak for all of our members. But this writer, speaking for himself and many of the most active Civic Theatre members, feels that the envisaged project would benefit all of us interested in theatre in whatever capacity. It would inspire by example; it would interest new people in theatre; it might provide some opportunity for asso- ciation of talented local amateurs with top professionals. (At least we'd probably all be rubbing shoulders in the late evenings down at Metzger's!)
Really, it is an immensely exciting prospect for Ann Arbor. Some of our top people are actively working on and with the local sponsoring com- mittee. By the time our next play, "Streetcar Named Desire," comes up next month, we may all know the answer.
CHARLES CHADWICK,
President
Like to become a participating member of Ann Arbor Civic Theatre? Call Mrs. Helga Hover, Membership Chairman, at NO 3-3587
PROGRAM P A TRONS
The Ann Arbor Civic Theatre is most deeply indebted to the following Program Patrons and appreciative of their gracious support in helping us bring this season's program to you.
G. V. AIREY BUILDING COMPANY BUSH REALTY COMPANY, REALTORS BUTTS & SWISHER COMPANY HENRY'S CHUCK WAGON HOME APPLIANCE MART IVORY PHOTO
KESSEL'S FASHION SHOPS JOHN LEIDY METZGER'S RESTAURANT
DON L. NAYLOR
NEWTON REALTY COMPANY OVERBECK BOOK STORE SAM'S STORE WILKINSON LUGGAGE SHOP CHARLES P. WILLINGS

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