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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Program: The Good Person Of Szechwan, January 10, 1979

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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Day
10
Month
January
Year
1979
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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
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ANN ARBOR CIVIC THEATRE PRESENTS THE GOOD PERSON OF · SZECHWAN BERTHOLT BRECHT JOHN LEIDY gifts Of Ann Arbor, Inc. REALTORS® 601-607 E. Liberty · 668-6779 2349 East Stadium Blvd. Luggage Shop 662-2571 J27 South Main St. Ann Arbor. Michigan 48108 Luggage. Leather Goods. Hand Bags. Gifts D IAL 769-2000 !Area Code JIJ) ** **COMING ATTRACTIONS**** SURE, YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO MANAGE YOUR ASSETS. A Little Night Music PERHAPS ALL YOU DON'T HAVE IS THE TIME. The Madwoman of Chaillot March 28-31,1979 May 16-19, 1979 We have both. That's why we can- and should- help you with a trust account. Ann Arbor Bank and lhtst Ann ARBOR (lVI( THEATRE ANN ARBOR CIVIC THEATRE PRESENTS THE GOOD PERSON OF SECHZUAN a parable play by Berthold Brecht translated by Ralph Manheim Music by Paul Dessau Artistic Director Klaus Bergmann Assistant Director Fran Stewart Set Designer Richmond Frielund Make-Up Sophie Farrah David Curtis Lighting Designer Mark Bowles Susan Morris Costume Designer Barb Mostaghin Musical Director Eric Hansen Producer Roger Wertenberger AACT BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bettie Seeman Roger Wertenberger Claudia Kerfoot Barbara Heston Klaus Bergmann Dave Gilbert Mark Bowles, President Carol Deniston Runelda Medrano Larry Hill Lois Linter Joan Scheffler * * * * Tickets- Trudy Maglott - 662-7282 (eves) Membership - Barb Carron- 663-6646 (eves) ) ' THE CAST Wang (a water seller) . .. . . .... ....................... . . .. .. .. G. Alexander Miller First god ........... . ................... . ...... . ... . .... . ....... Bob Gatzke Second god ............. .. ........ .. ........................... George Tsiros Third god .................................. .. ..... .. ........ .. . Bob Mueting Shen Teh /Shui Ta .... .. .... .. ................ . ... .. .... . ... .. Constance Barron Yang Sun (an un emplo ye d flyer) . ....................................... Ed Stein Mrs. Yang (his mother) ........................................... Edna Williams The Barber (Shu Fu) ........................................... Peter Greenquist The Property Owner (Mi Tzu) .. ....................... . ......... Marilyn Kennedy The Widow Shin ................................................. Aiiza Shivrin The Policeman . .. . ..... .... . ... .. ...... . ....... . . . .... . ..... ..... Michael Goz The Unemployed Man ......... . ........... . ......................... AI Hainen TheCarpenter(LinTo) ................ • ............................. Jim Kane The Grandfather ................................................... Ed Lesher Th e Husband ........ . ... . ... . ... . . . . . . . ... . ... . ....... . ...... Kenneth Parada The Wife ................ ... . . ............................ .. ... Kathy Butler The Brother . ......... . ......... ... . . .. .. ......... . ........ . ..... David Barick The Sister-1 n-Law .. . . . .. . .... . .. .. .. . .. . . . ..................... Sandra Hudson The Nephew .. .. ........ ... . . ... . .. . .. .. . ........................ Larry Segel The Niece ...................... . . . .......................... Monica Pignotti The Carpet Seller (Mr. Deng) ............ . ......................... George Lavdas Carpet Seller's Wife ..... .. . ... ... . . . .. . . . . . .................. Margaret Massialas The Old Prostit ute ..... ...... ........... • . • . • . • . . .............. Thelma Sterling The Pri est ... . . . .. . ...... .. . ......... ... . ...................... Dwight Smith The Waiter. . ......... . .... ...... ..... ... . . .. .. .......... . ....... Bob Mueting The 5-Year-Oid Child .. ......................... • . . ........ . .. Avahid Avsharian The 9-Year-Oid Child .... .. ... .... . ....... . . . .................. Ralph Kennedy NIELSEN'S FLOWER SHOP & GREENHOUSES sc Jlafiaerer Distinctive Floral Designs For All Occasions Plants and Accessories for Indoor & Outdoor Gardening JEWELRY AND FINE WATCHES 1021 Maiden Lane Phone 994-6112 1113 SOUTH UNIVERSITY, ANN ARBOR 662-3773 Dedication to Liz Weil Bergmann The Provence of Sechzuan, which in this parable stands for all those places where people are abused by people, no longer stands for those places today. PLAY IN TEN SCENES Prologue Scene I Interlude Scene II A street in the capitol of Sechzuan. Evening- Wang the water seller introduces himself to the audience. A small tobacco shop. The shop is not yet fully furnished and not yet open for business. Wang's night lodging in a culvert. The gods appear to him in a dream. The tobacco shop. People sleeping all about, lamps still burning - people knocking at the door. Interlude Wang's night lodging in a culvert. The gods appear to him in a dream. Scene Ill Evening in the Park. The young man in ragged clothes is watching a plane and contemplating suicide - 2 prostitutes come along. Scene IV The square outside Shen Teh's shop. A barber shop, a carpet shop, and Shen Teh's tobacco shop. It is morning. Outside Shen Teh's shop two remnants of the family are waiting (the grandfather and the sister-in-law). Also the unemployed man to Mrs. Shin. Interlude Shen Teh enters with Shui Ta, and sings "The song of the Defenselessness of the gods and the Good People." Scene V The tobacco shop. Shui Ta sits reading the paper, pays no attention to Mrs. Shin, as she is scrubbing the floor. Intermission 10 minutes Scene VI Shen Teh's wedding in a cheap restaurant in the slums. Interlude Wang's night lodging. Again the gods appear to the water seller in a dream. Scene VII The yard behind Shen Teh's shop. Shen Teh and Mrs. Shin are taking down and folding the laundry. Scene VIII Shui Ta's tobacco factory. Shui Ta has set up a small tobacco factory in Mr. Shu Fu's houses. Scene IX Shen Teh's tobacco shop. The shop has been transformed into an office with easy chairs. Shui Ta, grown fat, is showing the old couple to the door, Mrs. Shin looks on in amusement. Interlude - Wang's night lodging. For the last time, the gods appear to the water seller in a dream. They are greatly changed. After their long wanderings exhaustion and al l manner of bitter experiences have left their mark. Scene X - Courtroom 24-HOUR TELLER MACHINE SATURDAY BANKING SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES TRAVELERS CHECKS BANK AMERICARD And DIRECT DEPOSIT OF CHECKS AUTOMATIC SAVINGS AUTOMATIC LOAN. PAYMENTS INVESTMENT SERVICES PERSONAL SERVICES ol course, FREE APPLES Phone all ollices 761-2211 STAFF Artistic Director Musical Director Assistant Director Assistant to Director Set Designer Set Builder Set Builder Set Construction Costume Designer Costume Crew Lighting Design Lighting Design Lighting Crew Klaus Bergmann Eric Hansen Fran Stewart Diane Lloyd Richmond Frielund Robert Seeman Dwight Smith Bob Seeman Marina Wiedman Dwight Smith Steve Cole Diane Kalata Diane Baker Barb Mostaghin Kathyleen Genik jerry Perrine Carol Quinnell Cheryl Berteel Mark Bowles Susan Morris Darlene Hartford Debbie Dunn Properties Properties & Set Crews Stage Manager Producer Assistant Producer Move-In Crew Make-Up Assistant Make-Up Sound Program Editor Lobby Display Box Office Head Usher Ticket Agent Poster Publicity Photographer Charles Sutherland Dianna Bary Scott Hammonds Roger Riecker Larry Hill Carolyn Lewis-Stone Roger Wertenberger Barbara Carron Kathy Genik Dianna Barcy Sophie Farrah David Curtis Sarah Mallette Gerold Bloomfield Sue Beutler jerry Briegel Mindy Bowles Trudy Maglott Diane Baker Barbara Heston Fred Bentler ABOUT THE CAST CONSTANCE BARRON (Shen Teh - Shui Ta) has performed in several shows for AACT, including South Pacific, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, and Most Happy Fe/la. She has also performed in St. Joe's Benefits. Outside of Ann Arbor, her credits include the Cabaret Circuit in New York City, the Bernstein Festival in Amherst, Massachusetts and the USO tour in VietNam . In February she will be in Carnegie Hall in Cree Songs to the Unborn. We are proud to have her as the star in this performance. ALEXANDER Ml LLER (Wang) has been in several plays for AACT, including You Never Can Tell, Brigadoon (in which he played Mr. Lundie), Little Mary Sunshine and Chief Brown Bear. He has also acted in the St. Andrew's Players where he is the Assistant to Rector of the Episcopal Church. Alex enjoys baking bread and chopping wood. He heats his 127-year-old schoolhouse with wood. ED STEIN (Yang Sun) is in his fourth production with AACT. He was previously in Thieves Carnival, Thurber Carnival, and The Menechmi. Ed is an attorney, practicing in Ann Arbor, and an adjunct lecturer in the Law School. ALIZA SHIVRIN (Widow Sh in ) has been a member of AACT for many years, and is acting in her first show with us. Previously she has acted in the Topeka Civic Theater in Kansas. She sings in the University Choral Union and plays the bass fiddle with the Ann Arbor Symphony. Besides all this, Al iza translates Yiddish to English, and is a Social Worker. She also has a children's book of short stories by Shalom Aleichem being published by Scribners in April. BOB GATZKE (First god) is in his third show with AACT. He was Archie Beaton in Brigadoon and Larry in Company. He has also directed, produced and performed in Mexico with three different theater groups. He is an executive engineer for Ford Motor Co. and enjoys golf, tennis, piano, photography and sin ging. West Side Book ShoP 113 West Liberty Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 (313)995-1891 Fine Used & Rare Books Bought & Sold Conlin Travel Ann Arbor's Largest Travel Agency PLYMOUTH MALL SOUTH UNIVERSITY WOLVERINE TOWER 769-9680 More About the Cast BOB MUETING (Second god) just appeared in a mini-production of AACT as Henry in Noel Coward's Fumed Oak. Bob has also acted in H.S. Thesbians which did My Fair Lady (he played Alfred Doolittle), and Music Man where he was Mayor Shin. After receiving his master of Landscape Architecture, he now works as a landscape architect. He is the father of a three-year-old daughter and he and his wife expect another child due in March. GEORGE I. TSI ROS (Third god) is in his first show with AACT. As a sophomore at the U of M, he has played Claudio in Hamlet, Scroop and Barkeley in Richard II (both in the Power Center). and at the U of M in a studio production of Bus Riley's Back in Town. He hopes to be a Shakespearian actor when he graduates. PETER GREENQUIST (Shu Fu) has worked or acted in no fewer than fifteen plays, many of them for AACT. We last saw Peter as Inspector .Thomas in Unexpected Guest. He was co-chairman of the play reading committee for next year's season, has done props and set decoration for Finishing Touches, and played Bohun in You Never Can Tell, just to name a few. Peter works for WUOM as a d.j. MARl L YN KENNEDY (Mi Tzu) was last seen in Carousel with AACT. She has also performed with Comic Opera Guild in the last year. With many years of concert and solo singing, this is her first part of straight acting. A mother of four children, she works as an interior designer. EDNA M. WILLIAMS (Mrs. Yang) has directed some 25 productions in British Columbia where she taught for twelve years. Her last stage appearance was Dora Strang in Equus in the U of M Guest Artist Series. She is currently cast in the Comic Opera Guild's production of The Gypsy Baron. Her education spans Alma College, MSU and Michigan and she plans to study children's theater at EMU. DEVAUX'S STADIUM PHARMACY FREE DEUVERY- CHARGE ACCOUNTS Let us be your pharmacist. ARTHUR & ELIZABETH DEVAUX 1930 We•t Stadium, Ann Arbor 1612!adr:oonA;. •nu • AnnArbor 7Sll6l5 665-6105 More About the Cast JIM KANE (Lin To) is in his tenth show with AACT. Two years ago he was in Spofford and previously in Arsenic and Old Lace, Fantasticks, Rose Tattoo, and Mousetrap. Jim is a former board member, has produced and done publicity for AACT. Jim is a reporter for the Ann Arbor News. MICHAEL GOZ (Policeman) has played the Governor and Innkeeper in Man of La Mancha and Ernst Von Ludwig in Cabaret for Musket, performed with the Interlochen Players, Manhasset Repertory Co. and the Nofstra Shakespeare Group. A former voice major at Michigan, he was also in Verdi's Rigoletto. Now Mi ke is an eco nom ics/history major at Michigan. ED LESHER (Grandfather) is appearing in his fourth show for AACT. You saw him in You Can't Take it With You in September and Paul, also in Night Thoreau Spent in jail, and Spofford. He has also constructed sets during the last eight years. Ed is a professor of Aerospace Engineering at the U of M. KATHY BUTLER (The Wife) is in her first show with AACT. She has acted in high school shows of Ask Any Girl and Flower Drum Song. Kath y is now singing with a 16-piece band and works at a stereo repair shop. KENNETH A. PARADA (The Husband) is in his second production with AACT. We saw him two seasons ago in Brigadoon where he played a piper. Ken is a junior at Michigan trying to get into Medical School. He also seems to have time for squash, cribbage and hockey. DAVID BARICK (The Brother) is acting in his first production with AACT, but has acted with U of M G & S Society, U of M School of Music, and Comic Opera Guild . Dave plays a dozen different instruments, mostly medieval and renaissance and has performed with the U of M Colleguim Musicum and The Broken Consort (a four member early music ensemble) . He presently works at Mathematical Reviews. i J LARRY SEGEL (The Nephew) is in hi s first production with AACT. An Ann Arbor Earthworks graduate, he performed with Pioneer Theater Guild and Ann Arbor junior Light Opera. Larry was also in productions at Oberlin College, where he majored in Urban Studies. He is a member of Citizens Association for Area Plann ing and works as a research assistant at the Highway Safety Research Institute. More About The Cast MONICA PI GNOTTI (The Young Prostitute) is another new member of AACT. She has assistant directed Blood Wedding, a U of M Showcase production, and acted in Riders to the Sea in the Yeats Festival last spring. Monica attended Interlochen Arts Academy, North Carolina School of the Arts, and is currently pursuing a BA in Theater at Michigan. AL HAINEN (Unemployed Man) is appearing in his second role for AACT. Last spring he was in the chorus of Carousel. He has also performed with Beggar's Opera, the 1978 Ypsilanti Fo llies, Comic Opera Guild, and Cargill Productions. AI is continuing graduate studies and is a teacher fo r the Pinckney Community Schools. MARGARET MASSI ALAS (Wife of Carpet Seller) is enjoying her second production with AACT. She was previously seen as the charwoman in Anastasia, and has acted in the Athens Players and Comedie Nestle. She is an executive assistant, and a student, and wishes to have more time for theatre. GEORGE LAVDAS (Carpet Seller) is in his first play since high school. Presently a junior at Michigan studying German, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, he also studies German plays. Next year George will be in schoo l in Freiburg, Germany. DWI GHT S. SMITH (Priest and Set Builder) has done something on every play for AACT since he joined two years ago. You last saw him as a G-Man in You Can't Take it With You in Lyd ia, and he played Teddy Bompas in a studio productio n of How He Lied to Her Husband. Dwight is a mec hanical Engineer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. THELMA STERLING (Old Prostitute) was vo ted best actress by AACT for her role of Katy Cooper in Finishing Touches, and played Rose Tilson in Zoo Keeper. In real life she is a vocational counselor at the Bureau of Rehabilitation and enjoys golf. RALPH KENNEDY (Young Boy) is an eighth grader at Tappan and has perfo rmed with the Ann Arbor Junior Theater. Ralph was Tom's brother in Tom Sawyer and the Wood Sprite in The Princess and the Pea, besides work ing on the set, lights and costumes for both Ann Arbor Junior Theater and Com ic Opera Gui ld. His mother is Mrs. Mi Tzu in this production . ABOUT THE STAFF KLAUS BERGMANN (Director) has directed for AACT Anastasia, The Chairs and Enemies. Klaus is a board member of Civic Theatre, and was co-chairman of the play reading committee for the present season. Other credits include acting ·in Waiting for Godot, and The Balcony, and directing The Devils and Faust all for U of M. Klaus received his MA in German Language and Literature, and Theater Arts. He has studied on a Fu lbright Scholarship at the Berlin Ensemble (Brecht Theatre) and had the opportunity to get to know Helene Weigel (Brecht's wife). FRAN STEWART (Assistant Director) has worked every phase of the theater with the exception of lighting and set design. A member of AACT since 1960, she has been membership season chairman, board member and assistant directed with Klaus for the production of Anastasia, besides many other shows. Fran is a wife, mother, and grandmother of 3 and% grandchildren. She is also a private du ty nurse. DIANNE LLOYD (Assistant to the Director) has just completed Unexpected Guest as the costume designer. She has also worked on crews for 40 Carats and You Can't Take It With You, also for AACT. Dianne designs clothes for rock bands and herself, and enjoys writing historical novels. Other talents include advertising and display in art galleries, silversm ith, and design consultant for restaurant interiors. Presently Dianne is a resident manager of an apartment complex in Saline. RICHMOND FRI ELUND (Set Designer) is doing his fi rst show for AACT. Rich's experience is with productions in Minnesota, Wisconsin and University of Michigan. He designed sets for Uncle Vanya, Once in a Lifetime, and What Every Woman Knows. He has also designed the lights for the University Dancers and the play The Man of Mode. Rich earned his BA at the University of Minnesota, MA at the University of Wisconsin, and MFA at Michigan. Currently he is a lecturer in Technical Theater for .the Dance Department ofUofM. BARBARA MOSTAGHI N (Costume Designer) is designing her first show for AACT. Her credits include costume designs for U of M Dance Co. and Harbinger Dance Co. and she has had designs bought by Capezio. She is presently a part-time student at EMU, majoring in Arts Management. She also spends her time designing and constructing costumes. - -- G~T IA

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