March 24, 1969
N. C. ESSAY
In the past two weeks the Drama
Department and the Technical Depart
ment have been saddling four shows
for production. The reviving of She
Stoops to Conquer, and the three one
act plays to be presented in the
Studio-Workshop production have been
full-time projects for all concern
ed. Unfortunately, mid-semester ex
aminations came at the same time,
and with studying for exams, rehear
sing, crew calls, classes, and work-
study commitments, there was little
time allotment for sleep and/or
meals. Since the last two are tra
ditionally indispensable in the con-
cientious and efficient pursuit of
the others, a paradox exists in the
choice of actions. It becomes nec
essary to decide which of tht tasks
must be discarded or disregarded in
order to effect the more efficient
performance of the others. In other
words, when you have a 24 hour day
and 24 hours of work to do, what
work will you sacrifice for your
Naturally, performance demands
are of foremost importance. Perfor
mances serve to justify the exist-
ance of everyone, no matter how re
motely involved with a show's con
struction and execution.
Next, a student must be con
cerned with his standing in his Maj
or subject. Therefore arts classes
and projects are the second-most im
portant concern of the student.
STUDIO WORKSHOP II
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Margie Perkins of Goldsboro, a
college junior, designed the set for
"The Strangest Kind of Romance,” and
Julian E. Eubank, III of Hampton,Va.
a college freshman, designed the
sets for the other two plays.
Costumes for all three produc
tions were coordinated by Charles
Harrill of Sanford, a college fresh
Lighting designer is William
Parrish of Greensboro, college jun
ior; and properties mistress i s
Nancy Lindquist of Pleasantville,Pa.
Stage managers are Kathleen
Masterson of Alexandria, Va., col-
ege freshman; Mary Anthony Sparger
of Mount Airy, college freshman; and
Mary Hicks of Accokeek, Maryland,
college sophomore. Assistant stage
managers are Susan Weiner of Tuscon,
Arizona, college freshman, and
Christine Rosania of South Holland,
Illinois, college freshman. Sound
for "Dutchman" is by John Wright of
Silver Spring, Maryland, a college
sophomore. Music for "The Strangest
Kind of Romance" is by David Wood of
Raleigh, college junior.
Having taken care of the two
most pressing committments, the stu
dent must, if he is in the degree
program, make sure he attends all of
his academic classes, in order to
remain in the degree program. So, a
goodly amount of time (and energy)
must be spent in academic classes.
It is at this point in a stu
dent's day where personal needs and
wants take precedence over what is
expected of him. In order to sus
tain the three previous (and most
essential) activities the students
rest and health must be maintained.
Medically, this includes eight hoir s
of sleep a day (laugh here, techs),
three good meals a day, and time for
recreation. And somewhere in be
tween all of that the concientious
student on a work-study grant must
fit from five to ten hours a week
on his job assignment, or face going
into debt to the school.
Then, if there is any time left
it can be applied to academic home
I have written this because I
think that the demands upon the stu
dent of all of the categories are
unrealistic in terms of each other,
but the least reasonable and most
interfering demand seems to be that
of the increased work lead institu
ted this year by the academic facul-
"The Strangest Kind of Romance"
Martha Wiseman of Chapel Hill; Steve
Bordner of Fort Myer, Virginia; Gene
Johnson of Mocksville; Susan Weiner,
Julian Eubank and Kenneth Wyrtch of
"The Marriage Proposal" - . Jim
Stubbs of Rockingham, Thomas Greene
of Morganton and Susanne Deas of
Charleston, S. C.
"Dutchman" - Ronald Dortch of
Goldsboro; Jill Voight of Spring
Lake, New Jersey; David Tillman of
Buffalo, New York; Richard Buckley
of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Tom
Cavano of Fayetteville; Michael
Zande of Asheville; Sam Barcelona of
Joliet, Illinois; Amy Wood of Green
ville, South Carolina; Kenneth
Wyrtch; Nate Evans of Concord, Janne
Williams and Frank Wolff of Winston-
Salem; Robert Leh of Madison; Benja
min Bradham of Greensboro; Jason
Buzas of Savannah, Georgia; and
Ellen Baxter of Clemson, S. C.
by Ira David Wood, III
From a distance I have seen you
Wrapped in silent beauty--
Now in the coolness of night
I lie beside you
And your breath
On my face
May I tell you what love is?
Love is what I feel for you--
for there is nothing in God's
more deserving of love than Woman.
She can no more be separated from
the essence of God than the Sunlight
can be separated from the essence of
First, there was only music.
Now I sing the words.
Was it because I touched you?
I find you everywhere.
In the fist crisp days of Autumn
On every leaf
In the first warm nights of Spring
On every breeze
I have made love to you
And lut for the clouds
I would walk naked in the sun.
I know now
It is not Woman
But the need of Her
which overshadows life.
I thank God for you
a lore .
prends mon coeur.
And if you would love me--
touch the wind!
Yours eyes, deep and sad,
Speak to me.
The messages of your soul
Are conveyed to me.
You hand, gripping mine,
Sends your strength through me
And I cannot let you go----
For when I do.
My source of life is gone
Amd in my weakness---
by Celia Sparger