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Satuay. October 9. 1971
The Daily Tar Heel
Aristophanes' "The Birch." the
Carolina Playmakers initial production of
the season, r an ambitious flight of fan;y
a bird's eye view of man and the god,
which is both solidly funny, thanks to an
updated scnpt and some fir.-.- corn-i.
performances and, for the nv.t part.
There are, to be sure, some ineffectual
points in the conception of this Fore'.t
Theatre production. For example,
contemporary recordings (Mark Lindsay's
"Silver Bird" and Joe South's "B.rds of a
Feather" among others), used to
supposedly update the milieu of the 414
B.C. original, add an uncomfortable
i element to the show's
inventive -j-mohtre. And at time James
Chiller. -i-.r'-. din.es. though graceful,
animated, and entertaining, seem too
earth- -rd m performance to truly
-.ug--t the freedom of the Birds with
their vnr.g powers of fiight.
b-t '.verill. "The Birds" is an effective
show . quite su.cessful m its creation of
that zany spirit o: slapstick so necessary
and upproprute for Aristophanes cuckoo
aviary o: q uj.kmg. chirping, flapping
The '.tory. Tet on a mountain-top
between heaven and earth, concerns a
dvr.arr.i. d r. of Athenians. Pithetaerus
YOUR CHOICE $30 PER
WEEK PLUS MILEAGE
(Tcny Rivenbarkt and Euelpides Rick
Sebak). who. t:nng cf earth's bores.
hypocrr.es. and prcjrhet-seekers. hav
resolved to find the King of the
fancy-free Birds (Philip Kasey, m h:
rocky, cragjy kingdom to learn where
they might settle - far. far away Uj
"If anybody should know cf a nice
quiet place a couple of men could settle
- with no bores - it should be the King
of the Birds," savs Euelpides assuredly.
"Birds get around."
Thanks to Pithetaerus' resourceful
rhetoric, the two meet the King, work
themselves into the confidence of their
fine-feathered friends, and formulate a
plan to not only retain residence in the
bird realm but also to organize the Birds
into a force capable of seizing "the power
of the universe." The Birds may
accomplish this, says Pithetaerus. by
every time a rod
The Bird -.
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to :t juccef-ff-: .perition. And be:
it's all over, even Ze.
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erne-author Walter KerrS aeiir.g ed.tion
of '"The Birds." with it contemporary,
colloquial peeeh. satirize both human
society, by having various member of
earth's '"bores" Jirr.b up the mountain to
plague Pithetaerus (a po-et. prophet,
real-estate man. inspector, lawyer), and
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1 c p rr. e r. t . " N e p t u r. e
portrayed by Charles Joyce, appears or.
stage looking like A qua nan. in Pec
body paint, wrapped m a fish net. And
goddess Ins. a convincing floozy thanks
to Lisa Galloway s performance, sw aggers
before Pithetaerus temptingly and
Participating m these skits and at all
times complementing the actors ls the
Pithetaerus of the evening. Tony
Rivenbark. whose brilliant presentation,
complete to the last gesture, whether he's
Hying, chasing away a quack prophet,
cursing at man's absurdities, or admiring
Ins. the god's extraordinary creation,
keeps the comic timing precise,
professional, and engagingly sharp.
The rest of the principal roles are also
generally handled well. Rick Sebak's
Euelpides serves as healthy foil to the
foolery of his companion, and he
certainly deserves an award for standing
on stage dunng the chilling opening night,
practically disrobed by the
straightforward Pithetaerus. who
appropriates the garments for the
Muse-invoking Poet. Philip Kasey is an
uneasy Fpops. King of the Birds, lacking
impenal poer in his portray al. o
nightingale wife. Prcvr.e. del:;:
dirxsi by Valene De.b.er. a T.-?--a
b:rd. : convincingly rer.i".. -ballet
-denied soio (choreograph: :
by Challer.derV The Leader of the -of
Birds ls Mary Ann U arri.v
though she occasionally oser-.-..
stage-strutting part, is a co--. -proponent
of a type of ?:.!;
"The Birds' also, besides a.ti-.g
in other categories Tom Re:;
enormous stage platform ; a -scaffold
which not only p:
numerous entrances and exits '-v.-functions
well a i R.rd-'ti..--.
runway. Gordon Pearlman's l.gh
distinctive and appropriate. epe.
impressive during the firt entr o
Birds, bathing the stage with c ;:
blue shades. Mary Davis' c-t..- .--add
color to the product-.-'-. p .
green, red. yellow . and brow n i-g .
and bird-like skull caps for :h:
Chorus, cold and green b-.dy p
Prometheus (Steve Lyn.h' and N;p
respectively, and bright . :r. .
for a pair of w ing-vmdal'od :-.--:
(Wilham Hill and Eugene Sher.i
It's an entertaining, engac o:
enjoyable start for the scaNon. : '
broad humor, most of whuh . :'.-
Played for laughs. -The B;:d
admirably. Whether or not the r
Aristophar.es' satirical h.:iN .
through in this production .;
question, but coroidert-c
decidedly rewarding hum r .: .!
bright acting is so envy able. v f
feel that "The Birds" have ph - .
"The Birds" wii! be i
EiTest Theatre through Sund.o.
j approves funds
for draft counseling
by Woody LDoster
Student Legislature (SL) approved
Thursday night a S355 appropriation to
the UNC Draft Counseling Service, which
had requested S695.
"Certainly we can survive on this
appropriation," said Bruce Layton,
counseling service coordinator. "But
when the draft resumes later this year I'm
afraid we may not be able to give
adequate counseling," he said.
Finance Committee Chairman Robert
Grady reported the bill out of his
committee with a S230 appropriation.
The additional S125 was added to the bill
on the floor of legislature.
"I realize I am taking a rather
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Student Government IS,
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Grady said the bill his
reported out calling tor .t
appropriation was "the :
appropriation we have nude n;?u .
found out SG is over-appropriated."
The finance Committee chairman
Student Government's monu
expected lo increase this year b.ju'
over-appropriation. Grady said he h
to know "by the end of the month"
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Legislator Gerry Cohen,
introduced the bill, said the .omrr
service provides a benehcial servu
UNC students. "The extension i ?
draft bill and the elimination ! ! :
deferments is going to nuke their
even more important," he viid.
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