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! THE UNC KEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 1959 PAGE 3
VOODOO WHO? Mrs. Myra
veteran Playmaker (I.), talks over forthcoming
Playmaker play productions with Mrs. Emmie
Rogers Wade, who is making her stage debut.
Mrs. Lauterer appears in "Cold Hester" while
One Act Productions Are
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By SANDY JARRELL
The Carolina Playmakers are
presenting three new one-act
plays. Thursday and Friday at 8
p.m. They were written by stu
dents in Professor John W. Park
er's" playwriting class during the
first summer session.
"Time of Reckoning" by Tim
Jones of Morehead City, and di
rected by Chuck Nisbet of Char
lotte, is a serious drama of hu
man conflict between southern
aristocracy and the color line.
Also, there are two broad com
edies. "The Opportunist" by Mary
Frances Newton of Winston-
Salem, 'under the direction of
Anna Blair Hahn of Durham,
deals with the comic aspects of
reversed values. The family in
volved has almost witch-like qual
Has Durham Premiers
By DEAN ATKINSON
A brand-new musical comedy,
"Once Upon Tomorrow," is now
having its world premiere at the
Rialto Theater in Durham.
Starring in the show are two
singers laminar to top-notcn
musicals, Webb Tilton and Joy
Marlene. Tilton played 1,208 per
formances in the National Com
pany of Oklahoma and was
Ezio Pinza's understudy in "South
Miss Marlene, his wife in real
life, made her Broadway debut in
"Seventh Heaven" and went on
to tour the Pacific in a "Briga-
c!oon" company. She also appear
ed with Andy Griffith in the mo
tion picture "A Face in the
"Once Upon Tomorrow" is a
ighthearted fantasy about life in
the space age, and its romantic
element revolves around the first
man to land on a cheesecake
moon. Written by Betty Bressler,
Joe Tanner and Art Hartel, all of
Durham, the show will feature a
cast of over fifty dancers, singers J
and actors, backed up by an hon-
The show opened Tuesday night
and will continue through Sunday
night, with matinee performances
today and Saturday at 3 p.m.
Special discount slips are avail
able to all students as the Gra
ham Memorial Information Desk.
Mrs. Wade plays the lead in "The Opportunist,
two of three Playmaker productions to be seen
here Thursday and Friday. They are holding a
voodoo mask, a prop used in the comedy "The
ities that develop into some very
Parker Hodges of Asheville is
the author of "Cold Hester" and
the director is Herbert Drinnon
of Kingsport, Tenn. This play is
based on Victorian thoughts and
morals vs. the "Beat Generation."
These productions are under the
general supervision of Professor
Mrs. Emmie Rogers Wade is
making her stage debut in "The
Opportunist", and Mrs. Myra
Lauterer, a veteran Playmaker, js
in "Cold Hester". The public is
Also appearing in the plays
will be four students who are reg
ulars in Playmakers' productions.
They are Jack Jackson, Laurie
Schuler, Bill File and Dick Ennis.
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton,
and Agnes Moorehead star in
"Citizen Kane" Thursday at 8
o'clock in Carroll HaH.
The film was voted last year
one of the ten best of all time.
At the time of its original re
lease, It provoked hefty law
suits from Hearst Publications,
A special trailer, "Mountain
Movers," will precede th
Durham Star Playhouse
At Rialto Theater, Durham, N. C.
JULY 28 - AUGUST 2
JOY MARLENE & WEBB TILTON
In A New Musical Comedy
by Betty Bressler
"DELIGHTFUL MUSICAL NUMBERS"
Student Discount Slips
Available At Graham Memorial
Down Your Head
By TIM STEVENS
Editor's Note: This is the
first in a series of movie and
television reviews, which will
appear in the UNC News on
forthcoming theatre and tele
About the only remnant of
authenticity left in the movie,
"Tom Dooley," soon to be
shown at the Carolina Theatre,
is that the Kingston Trio still
sings the right words.
Oblivious to the story of the
well-known ballad, Hollywood
has Grayson as the villain, Tom
as the hero who wins the hand
of the fair damsel and no
body gets hanged!
The story begins on a fa
lacious note when Tom and a
few other teenage extras attack-a
Yankee -stagecoach in
Northern territory and kill two
of the occupants.
Later, they learn from two
old crones that the- war is over
and that they are now consider
ed criminals for their post-war
Instead of fleeing: the scene,
Tom has an obsession to re'
Roland Benson, Chapel Hill na
tive and son of Mrs. Hildah Ben
son of 125 North St., has a leading
role in "The Legend of Tom
Dooley" that will be shown here
Thursday and Friday.
Seen as the villain, Bob Gray
son, who places the noose around
the neck of Tom Dooley, the form
er Chapel HUl High School and
Carolina grad will be listed in the
cast under his stage name. Jack
Benson has been seen here in
"Bus Stop," "Paratroop Command,"-
in which he played a lead
ing role and "The Bonnie Parker
Story." He has also been a guest
star on many nation-wide TV dra
The movie also stars Michael
Landon as Tom, Jo Morrow as
Laura and Ken Lynch as Laura's
trieve his girl friend and take
her back with him.
The romance conflict thick
ens the plot and a fight is
staged between Grayson and
Tom as they manage to tear up
a few props and dirty them
selves in a realistic act- of
Finally, Tom is forced to '
make a get-away in a one
horse buckboard, followed Jty
the chagrined Grayson. Am
bling along at a pace apropos
with the tortoise, Dooley de
cides to get married an ad-1
mirable but untimely thought '"
as Grayson is closing in.
dress, Tom enlists the aid of a
one-armed Union soldier to act ?
as a witness to the wedding
and the young couple march y
down the aisle to what the
audience believes to be an im- i
pending doom having already
heard the Kingston Trio's ver. '
sion of the tale.'
But Hollywood pulls another .
Hans Christian Anderson end- -ing
for the story shocking the
audience, and the cast as the
newly wedded Dooleys ride off ,
into the sunset.
And everyone is delirious
Davie Poplar is the scene
next Tuesday evening at 7:30
for a candlelight concert feat
uring Cal Huber's Orchestra.
Sponsored by the Student
Activities Council, the orchestra
will play a broad variety of se
lections. Benches will be set up
and ground will be provided for
All ages are invited: infants
and professors alike. In the
event of rain, the concert wilj
move to Hill Hall:
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