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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Program: Odd Couple, May 20, 1970

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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Day
20
Month
May
Year
1970
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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
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ANN ARBOR CIVIC THEATRE
IN ITS 40th YEAR PROUDLY PRESENTS
by Neil Simon
DIRECTED BY JERRY BILIK
Lydia Mendelaahon Theatre
MAY 20, 21, 22, and 23, 1970 at 8 PM
Introducing the Cast
JERRY H. BILIK (Director and Speed) is a free lance composer and arranger. He has acted major roles in "Liliom," "Command Decision," "Midsummer's Night Dream," and "Beggar on Horseback." He was director of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society and he has done scores for many TV and Hollywood films, including the "Pat Boone Show" and "The Best Man." He has won an ASCAP award for the past three years. He has made many arrangements for the U. of M. Marching band as well as other University bands. This is the third show Jerry has directed for AACT, the others were "Kiss Me Kate" and in March of this year, "The Fantasticks."
FRAN STEWART (Assistant Director) also worked as A.D. for Jerry Bilik in "Fantasticks." Fran has worked in every area of the theatre with the exception of lights and has also been Membership Chairman for the past two years. She was active previously with the Wayne Civic Theatre and acted in several of their shows. For AACT she was seen as the "Strega" iri the "Rose Tattoo."
BOB WILCOX (Stage Manager) works for the Ann Arbor Bank and has appeared in "Guys and Dolls," and "Finian's Rainbow," and "Fantasticks" for AACT. He also worked as a crew member on "Rhinoceros" and "A Man for All Seasons." He was in "Camelot" with the Denver Post Opera and "The Fantasticks" with the Third Eye Theatre in Denver.
JIM FELLOWS (Set Designer) is a senior majoring in speech. He started designing sets in High School and has gone on to designing sets for Soph Show "Carnival," U. A. C. rock musical "Shoppin" and for APA and Phoenix Theatre last year. He will design sets next year for Gilbert and Sullivan. This is his first set for us.
J. CRAIG COLLICOTT (Oscar) is making his first appearance for AACT, but is very well versed in activities both before and behind the curtains. He has directed and acted for Tecumseh Community Theatre, Albion Civic Theatre and Adrian Civic Theatre. He has also performed. for the Jackson Civic Theatre, Stone Village Professional Repertory Company, and the Croswell Opera House. He has also designed Lights and sets, stage managed, choreographed, managed props and sound, taught makeup and costuming. He has found time, however, to develop such hobbies as photography, skiing, sky diving and shooting.
CHARLES STALLMAN (Felix) is a member of AACT's Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Workshop. He was seen earlier this year in "A Delicate Balance" and in previous seasons in "The Visit," "The Mousetrap," "Rhinoceros" and "Kiss Me Kate." He also appeared in many Workshop Productions. He worked as dresser and extra actor at the Greek Theatre in Ypsilanti, and appeared in "Macbeth," "Merchant of Venice" and "Julius Caesar" at the American Shakespeare Festival.
SHEILA SCHROEDER (Cecily Pigeon) is a newcomer to AACT stage, although she helped backstage on "Fantasticks." Her hometown is Oshkosh, Wisconsin and brings her experience in Conejo Valley Theatre in California and Davenport, Iowa plays to our boards.
ELIZABETH KAHN (Gwendolyn Pigeon) is a student at Huron High School where she recently was seen as Annie Sullivan in "Miracle Worker." She was Rosa in AACT's "The Rose Tattoo" and helped during "Marne." Betsy has worked in Ann Arbor Jr. Light Opera and summer stock in Augusta at Barr Theatre.
JOHN STEVENS (Vinnie) a board member of AACT, John is a Professor of Journalism at the U. of M. He formerly appeared at Lancaster, Pa. Washington's Pullman Civic Theatre. He has performed for AACT in "The Mousetrap," "Rhinoceros" and was the Burgomaster in "The Visit."
MARTIN JONES (Roy) presently is working toward a Ph.D. in Theatre Arts at the U. of M. He has had both acting and directing experiences in Hillsdale College and Eastern Michigan. Some of the plays he performed in are "Little Mary Sunshine," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and "The Death of a Salesman." His original play "The Allocation" was produced at Hillsdale College. This is his first performance for AACT.
MILO JORDON (Murray) has been active with other community theatres and has appeared in twenty shows with the Plymouth Theater Guild and has also performed with the Westland Community Theater, Livingston Players and the Rosier Players. For AACT he has acted in "Kiss Me Kate" and "Guys and Dolls."
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Directed by Jerry Bilik
CAST
SPEED .. ...... ...................................JERRY H. BILIK MURRAY ......................................... MILO JORDAN ROY ............................................. MARTIN JONES VINNIE .......................................... JOHN STEVENS OSCAR MADISON ............................ J. CRAIG COLLICOTT FELIX UNGAR ...............................CHARLES STALLMAN GWENDOLYN PIGEON ... ........ ............... ELIZABETH KAHN CECILY PIGEON .............................. SHEILA SCHROEDER
SCENES
An apartment on Riverside Drive, New Yark City ACT I
ACT II
ACT III
A hot summer night
Scene 1 Two weeks later, about 11 P.M. Scene 2 A few days later, about 8 P.M.
Next evening, about 7:30P.M.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
PRODUCTION STAFF
Director ............................................... Jerry Bilik Asst. Director ........ .... ............................. Fran Stewart Set Designer ........................................... Jim Fellows Stage Manager ..........................................Bob Wilcox Set Construction ...............................Jim Fellows, Chairman Stage and Sound Crew................................ Jim Morgenstern Props ......................................Trudy Maglott, Chairman
Crew Carol Deniston, Lila Green, Lee Block, Peggy Morgenstern, Joan Scheffler, Cheryl Lowe Costumes ...................................Sally Springett, Chairman Crew Wendy Anderson Make-Up ...................................... Amy Vuolo, Chairman Crew Joy Schroeder, Addie Drews, Anne Grunow, Sophie Farah Lighting Designer .......................................Dave Mohler Crew Janet Pooley Photographer .......................................... Fred Beutler Publicity ................................... Carren Thomas, Chairman Radio Publicity .......................... Judy Riecker, Bill Bishop, and Lucy Gregory Dobson Poster Designer ...................................... Setsuko Higuchi Head Usher ............................................Jerry Briegel Box Office .................................... Amy Vuolo, Chairman Programs .................................. John Rae, Cora Greenberg Production Co-ordinator ............................... Carol Deniston
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS WITH THANKS TO Big George's Home Appliance Mart
Athletic Supply Co. of New York and Doc. Atsco for Jacket
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Any omissions or errors are purely accidental. Programs thank All Civic Theatre members for their aid, assistance, and time to make our season a success.
President's message:
I wonder how many of you have ever stayed around a theatre to watch what goes on
after the last curtain of a show. If you haven't, you've missed something. It is quite a show in itself. We call it "the strike." During a "strike" we tear down the scenery, gather up all the props, pack the costumes and the make-up kits. We load everything into a truck, haul it off to our building and put it away.
Now since'it takes six or eight weeks to put a show together, you might guess that the strike takes some time too. But it really doesn't. We pull the first nails before you have gotten down to the cloak room. We have the set partly down before you've gotten your car. And sometimes we are almost done before you get back from taking the babysitter home. In short, when the curtain goes down, we really swing into action. No one sits around admiring the fine job we just did. No one wants to linger over the remains of a show, We want to get the job done, get to the party, and get on with the next show! .
The end of a season is like that too. When the curtain goes down on our last show of the year, you might expect us to sit back and rest until Fall. But we don't. Oh, we celebrate with an awards banquet, but then we start right in on the next season. We elect our new officers, we pick a playbill, get theatre dates, select directors, set up committees, start publicity. In short, when the curtain goes down, our busy season isn't over. It has just started!
With our production of The Odd Couple we end our 40th season. And we are proud. And we are going to celebrate. But we're not going to sit back and admire the job we just did. We hope you enjoyed being with us this year, because we think it was quite a season, perhaps the best in our history. But next year will be even better. Within the month we will announce our playbill, and we will start selling season tickets at the Street Art Fair in July. We hope you will be back next year. And bring your next door neighbor.
Thanks for your support and encouragement. Don't stop now. We won't!
Dwight W. Stevenson, President
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
TO OUR FRIENDS AND AUDIENCES
This is our last play for the season, We thank you for your support and acceptance. We invite you to membership. We invite your comment. We ask for your help. Please write us at Box 1993, Ann Arbor, Michigan or visit us at our building on Mulholland just off Washington St. Would you answer some questions?
How did you enjoy the season?
What plays would you like to see us do?
What has been your special joy with AACT?
What has been your special sadness with AACT?
What can we do to make you happier?
Will you order a season ticket next season?
If you will, why not order them now for a pre-season reserve list?
ANN ARBOR CIVIC THEATRE THANKS YOU AND WISHES YOU ALL WELL
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