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Tuesday, November 30, 1971
Group debuts in March
The Daily Tar Heel
radis create repertory compamy
by Bruce Mann
A distant Feature Editor
Three former UNC students J. E.
Deitz, John L. Haber and Gay H. Baynes
- have combined interests and talents to
form the Carolina Repertory Company, a
theatrical hope currently evolving into a
three-fold organizational reality of
touring company, educational theatre
group, and resident professional theatre
troupe centralized in the Research
Partially funded by a North Carolina
Arts Council Grant, the company, though
still in its budding stage, is moving
assuredly yet cautiously toward the
fulfillment of its goals under the
leadership of artistic director Haber,
executive producer Dietz and assistant
"What we eventually want, of course,
is the three-part organization," pointed
out Dietz during an interview in the
Company's Rosemary Street offices.
"Ihe strategy to get there, we think, is to
start with a family entertainment touring
company - first of all, because it covers
the state, secondly, because it gives us a
chance to show what we mean by
professional quality, and thirdly,
because this way we can actually start
building an audience."
The ten-week tour across the state,
which begins in March, is already solidly
planned and will feature 80 performances
of an original musical production based
on James Thurber's "The Wonderful O."
Written by UNC's. own creative writing
graduate with music and lyrics by
Asheville composer Ann Sternberg, 'The
Wonderful O" will be performed at
various centers, in public schools and on
In the schools, certain preparatory
study guides will precede the
performances, and after-performance
seminars will solidify the dramatic
experience. On campuses, the
entertainment and theatrical challenge
should provide a unique evening at the
"For college students," says Dietz, "I
hope we can offer a top flight musical
which will be both exciting to see and
participate in emotionally."
Haber, who has been working with the
artists on "The Wonderful O" since
January, feels that the multi-tiered
interpretation of the play lends itself well
to college audiences.
"James Thurber wrote on many levels,
because he loved to work in the realm of
fantasy. But underneath the fantasy,
there are numerous aspects of society and
people in society that Thurber was
interested in dealing with.
"'The Wonderful O,' for instance, is
about the letter O, and Thurber
comments on what would happen to
society if you took away the letter O and
you could no longer have words like love,
hope, valor, and freedom."
The play, which will tour with a
company of 16 players and five
musicians, premieres March on the
UNC campus in a run sponsored by the
The tour will just be the beginning of
the Repertory Company's ambitious
First and foremost, they wish to
provide family entertainment in the state.
They feel that "there's a lot that theatre
can communicate in some ways to all
people maybe not the same way. But
art has the quality of different levels
which can somehow relate to any kind of
They also plan to provide professional
employment for the many North Carolina
trained drama graduates who, until the
coming of the Repertory Company, could
find no financial incentive to stay in local
Further work in establishing an
educational theatre program in the public
schools, with the continued help of the
Cultural Arts Division of the Office of
Public Instruction, is also underway.
And in building a strong regional
theatre, they hope also to add to the
"great richness" of the arts heritage of
the state which already boasts of such
acclaimed arts groups as the N.C.
Symphony, the N.C. Museum of Art, the
School of the Arts, the outdoor drama
tradition, and the Carolina Playmakers.
All three of the dynamic, young
theatrical trio have personal associations
with North Carolina. Haber, an Asheville
native, holds an A.B. with Honors in
dramatic arts from UNC-CH, and he is a
former president of the Carolina Student
Union. Dietz, from Syracuse, N.Y., is an
A.B. graduate from UNC-CH and former
student body Nice-president. Miss Baynes,
a Greensboro native, followed her Honors
work at UNC-G with an M.A. in dramatic
arts at UNC-CH.
But it's more than just local
associations that brings the group together
in North Carolina after sojourns by their
individual members for study abroad and
in New York. Haber explains.
"Being in New York and away from
North Carolina, we got a perspective of
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