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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Program: Delicate Balance, February 04, 1970

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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Day
4
Month
February
Year
1970
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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
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ANN ARBOR
CIVIC
THEATRE 1929 - 1969
PROUDLY PRESENTS
EDWARD ALBEE'S PULITZER PRIZE WINNER
FEBRUARY 4-7 at 8:00P.M. TRUEBLOOD THEATRE ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
40th ANNIVERSARY YEAR
INTRODUCING:
Michael K. Spingler (Director) is an Assistant Professor of Romance Languages at the U of M and has directed for them such plays as "The Flies", "The Enchanted", "Don Juan", "Ardle" and also directed "Jack or the Submission" for the Residential College. Mr. Spingler is interested in the Dramatic Techniques of the Avant-Garde in France. He has spent time in France with members of the Experimental Cafe-Theatre movement. This is the first play he has directed for AACT.
Sally Springett (Assistant Director and Stage Manager), a newcomer, Sally brings to us varied experience from The Last Stage in Chicago as a member of the board of directors and a play director; and has worked with lights, sound and publicity.
Don Stewart (Set Designer) has designed many outstanding sets for AACT. He designed the sets for "Gypsy", which won best set award in 1964, "Come Back Little Sheba", "Never Too Late", "Critics Choice" and "Mouse Trap". As a member, for several years, of the Wayne Civic Players he designed sets for many of their shows. Don works as a salesman for Rohdes Brick and Supply in AA, is a member of Kiwanis Western and the Elks. He is Vice President of AACT.
Cora Greenberg (Costumes) has worked on costumes for "Kiss Me Kate", "Guys and Dolls", "Mary, Mary", and "Marne". She was costumer for "Come Back Little Sheba". She also has been Assistant Director for "Enter Laughing" and for Ypsilanti Players "Who was that Lady?". She is a member of AACT Workshop and appeared on stage in "Devils Disciple".
Dale Bellaire (Tobias), an assistant Librarian at the University of Michigan, has appeared in many U of M and Eastern Michigan University shows. He was a leading man for the Indiana Repertory Co., and he has taught Oral Interpretation at EMU. Mr. Bellaire has also been guest director of Wayne State University's Reader Theatre. He played Beranger in AACT production of "Rhinoceros".
Donna Haley (Agnes) is a member of the Professional Theatre Program of the University of Michigan and is working for her Masters Degree. She has appeared in many APA productions. A few of these are "Macbeth", "Night of the Iguana", "Importance of Being Earnest" and "Flower Drum Song". She previously played Claire in "A Delicate Balance". Miss Haley was a member of USO-AETA and toured for the U. S. Military in Northeast Command. We welcome her to AACT in her first performance with us.
Chelly Bellaire (Claire) and her husband, Dale, have many interests in common. She is a Supervisor at The University of Michigan Library and was Costume Designer for AACT production of "Rhinoceros". She has acted in "The Importance of Being Earnest", "The Blouse of Beranda Alba" and previously played Agnes in "A Delicate Balance".
Charles Stallman (Harry) appeared in AACT's "Kiss Me Kate", "Devil's Disciple", "Rhinoceros", "The Visit", and in many Civic Theatre Summer Repertory shows. In Ypsilanti Greek Theatre he was dresser to Bert Lahr and a member of the Chorus for "Oresteia". He was also dresser for Cyril Ritchard and John Colicos in 1967 American Shakespeare Festival and appeared in their productions of "Julius Caesar", "Merchant of Venice" and "Macbeth". Charles is presently an AACT Board Member and chairman of the Workshop Committee.
Carol Duffy (Edna) started acting in Kalamazoo Jr. Theatre, and has kept her interest of the Theatre. She has been seen in AACT's "American Dream", "Night Lady". Carol has many artistic interests such as painting, creating original silver jewelry and writing. She wrote the first two melodramas that AACT performed at the Street Art Fairs.
Liz Jelinek (Julie) is a computer programer at ISR and a student in the U of M Speech Department, and has appeared in their Workshop Productions. She has been an active member of AACT Workshop, and has appeared on stage in "South Pacific" and "She Stoops to Conquer". Liz has also been active backstage- she has assisted in makeup in many shows, was costumer for "Finanians Rainbow" and Costume Chairman in 67-68.
A DELICATE BALANCE
By Edward Albee
Director: Michael K. Spingler Assistant to the Director: Sally Springett Set Designer: Don Stewart
CAST OF CHARACTERS
(in order o f appearance)
Agnes ....................... ...... ........... Donna Haley Tobias ........................................Dale Bellaire Claire ....................................... Chelly Bellaire Edna .......................................... Carol Duffy Harry ......................................Charles Stallman Julia ........................................... Liz Jelinek
Scene 1.
Scene 1. Scene 2.
Scene 1.
Friday Night
ACTI
Intermission
ACT II
Early Saturday Evening Later that night
Intermission
ACT III
Early Sunday morning
By Permission of Samuel French, Inc.
PRODUCTION ST AFF
Stage Manager ................................ Sally Springett Set Design .....................................Don Stewart Crew . . . . . . . . . . . Don Tabor, Donald Stewart, Donald Linderman, AI Podewill, Ted Fower, Tom Armstrong, John Stephans, Lynn Deniston, Chris Stephens Color Coordinator ............................. Chris Stephens Lighting & Sound . . . . . . Peter Wilde, Richard Mason, Winfield Hubbell
Costumes ................................... Cora Greenberg Crew ............... Liz Jelinek, Chelly Bellaire, Arlene Nesisse, Jamie Allen, Ginny Hayes, Heather Jackson Properties .................................... Joan Scheffler Crew . . . . . . . Kathy Briegel, Nancy Cole, Trudy Maglott, John Rae Make Up........................... Diane Annala, Lora Hubbell
BUSINESS STAFF
Box Office ............................. Amy Vuolo, Chairman Ushers ...............................Gerry Briegel, Chairman Programs ................................John Rae, Chairman Promotions .......................... Carren Thomas, Chairman Ticket Agent ..................................Jerry Scofield
Asst. to Program.................... Ken Johnson, Cora Greenberg
Many thanks to all of you who assisted with this production and whose names were received too late to be included in this program.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Schumann's Accordion Studio Maison Edwards
Judy Riecker
Liz Jelinek
Mrs. E. Silverman
Kiwanis of Ann Arbor (Downtown)
Mr. & Mrs. Peter McMattison Mr. & Mrs. Konrad Waibel
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE:
If someone asked you to name the three most significant, currently-active, American playwrights, what would you say? Oh, I know those terms "significant" and "current" are tricky, but just off the top of your head, what would you say?
Well, out of curiosity I recently asked just that question of a number of my theatre-going friends. The results were interesting and perhaps a little surprising. Almost to a man they named Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Edward Albee. Admittedly, a few of them hesitated and looked puzzled after naming the first two, and a few "fished around" a bit, but eventually almost all of the people I asked came up with those same three names: Miller, Williams and Albee.
Now, it may be a sad commentary upon either the state of the American theatre or upon my friend's knowledge of it that these same three playwright's names popped up so easily and quickly. Perhaps there ought to be more obvious candidates. On the other hand, it is really a considerable compliment to those three playwrights that theatre-goers so frequently associate their names with the term "major American drama." And it is a remarkable compliment to the youngest of the three, Edward Albee, for while the careers of both Miller and Williams span three decades, Albee has achieved his reputation in less than ten years. In fact it was almost exactly ten years ago, January, 1960. that his Zoo Story received its first major production.
In the past, Ann Arbor Civic Theatre has presented many works by two of these writers, Miller and Williams. You will no doubt remember our productions of Death o f a Salesman, The Crucible, and A View from the Bridge, Streetcar Named Desire, and Night of the Iguana. Tonight with A Delicate Balance we bring you our first production of this most recent of major American dramatists, Edward Albee. We hope you will find it rewarding and entertaining.
Dwight W. Stevenson
AACT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 1969-70
Dwight W. Stevenson, President Carol Deniston, Vice President Donald G. Stewart, Vice President Sunny LaFave, Secretary
Jerome Patterson, Treasurer Jerry M. Scofield
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