E. C NEWS - LIBERATED PRESS
ELOW COLLEGE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26. 1968 NO. 2
Friday night the Elon Players opened their 1968- 69 season with a
iwis Galantiere adaptation of Jean Anouilh's “Antigone.” The story
is based on the ancient Greek tragedy of Sophocles. But in light of this
summer’s incidents in Chicago and certain policies of this country,
the play has come at the right time making a definite statement. The
Players, under the direction of Professor Moffett, presented a very
good, well- rounded performance. Everyone concerned with the pro-
duction should be complimented.
The story is a classic tragedyof right versus wrong, ideology ver-
sus reality. It is a conflict between God's eternal laws and the tern-
poral lan-s of the state. Antigone's two brothers have killed each other
in an attempt to gain the throne of their deposed father. Their uncle
Creon has seizedthe throne andproclaimedhimself king. As an asser
tion of his power he declares that Eteocles be buried with honors
while the corpse of Polynices be left to rot. Anyone attempting to give
Polynices a burial is to be put to death. To Antigone the edict is an of-
tense against God and man; she attempts to bury the body, is caught,
and put to death by Creon.
Glenda Condon beautifully developed the character of Antigone. Like
Joan of Arc and other such enthusiasts, Antigone is so wrapped up in
her own self-sacrifice, as a duty to her brother, that she is insensible
to all other considerations. She possesses an almost passionate regard
for human dignity and believes that her act is right, even though she
cannot substantially justify it. As the Chorus states in the early part
of the play, “Antigone doesn't think, she acts, she doesn’t reason,
she feels.” Glenda was most convincing in showing the anxiety caused
by her driving, yet unexplainable, motives. Her final confrontation
with Creon was by far the most dramatic and moving part of the play.
Dale Kaufman was excellent in his interpretation of the King. Creon
is old, alone, and merely playing King. He believes that life is nothing
more than what one can get out of it. In order to satisfy his own mon
umental ego he is willing to step over anyone. God means nothing to
Mm and he is even unmoved by the suicide of his wife. He believes
that "someone must do the dirty work” for the good of the country.
So he has appointed himself as that someone. But must there always
be dirty work? Dale was slightly down at first on Friday night, but his
performance greatly picked up and he delivered a good portrayal of
the self-centered, megalomaniac, Creon. His gestures and facial ex
pressions related well with the character of the King.
The remainder of the cast was more than adequate in their contrib
ution. Jim Gillespie, acting as the one- man Chorus (which was fort
unate for the Mooney stage,) was unique and interesting as the omni
scient narrator, Neil Hening was a comic first guard. His "bitch”
startled the cast as well as the audience, Tim Edwards and David
Spicer were the other two mindless guards. Marty Lee, as Ismene,
was excellent in her first scene with Antigone, as was Nancy Boone
as the over-zealous, motherly, nurse, Larry Sage was acceptable as
Haemotu.the first lover in the history of drama. Chuck Junker was
the messenger and Janet Sylvester played the brief part of Eurydice
*ho knits and then kills herself.
The set, by Ed Pilkington, was black, white, and grey with a Mon
drian-type construction at the rear. It was interesting in its design
but failed to relate the impression of much of anything, especially a
palace--ancient or contemporary. Floating in the back appeared the
image of an eagle. This was well chosen in connection with Creon and
Antigone. It also served as a linkage between the classical and mod-
6rn aspects of the play. The costumes were attractive and blended
*ell with the modern theme. But they could have been more integrated
*ith the classical influences of the story. The psychedelic background
niusic was out of place with the mood of the play. It often interrupted
Md completely broke the rising line of tension which was being crea-
te4 However, Haemon's theme was well chosen and blended nicely,
,, "^’'Mgone” represents an ambitious beginning of a new season by
Elon Players, We will be looking forward to more productions of
tUs same quality during the year,
Fall Riots At Elon?
Wter much research and dis-
S™ officials of Slater
Services, Steve Prye, the
, .man of the Food and Cafe-
®na Committee has given anul-
to the managers of the
«eria and Varsity Room, A
eetmg will be held Tuesday
anrf' Slater officials
1 ‘'^Pfesentatives of the col-
inf ’ the meet-
6i sanitary conditions have not
proved, the FoodandCafeteria
^ommittee will inform the N.C,
lett^ of Health, and begin a
er writing campaign to the
of the students
The results of recent fresh
men election were as follows:
President, YorkD. Poole, Vice
President, David C. Cobb,
Secretary - Treasurer, Beth
Had we a photograph of Wed
nesday night’s hj^pening on the
campus, this is what it might ap
pear to be. Instead, it is the first
“pantie raid” Elon has seen for
the 1968-69 academic year.
Yes, a considerable portion of
anxious men's dormitory stu
dents turned out for the rally,
which when contrasted with raids
of the past few years, could be
described as outstanding. The
estimated 250 boys organized
near Hook dorm, mustered an in-
credible group spirit, and pro
ceeded for the first hit at Vir
ginia, West and New dorms. This
accomplished, but with only one
score, the enthusiastic advanced
to Staley and Moffett where num.
bers multiplied, but the casting of
the silk was negligible. The riot-
ers, however, not to be discour
aged, rallied in the gym parking
lot for a small pep talk and now
with SGA high officials in front.
went on for the second hit at Vir
ginia, West and New. This sec
ond raid proved quite successful
when the ladies were exceedingly
accommodating and threw three
or four pairs of lower undergar
ments to the boys to the accom
paniment of the chants “no pan.
ties no dates” and “one pair one
pair,” as well as the traditional
“we want panties,” New dorm
without question lead in the cast
ings, but with an inferior color
span, as one spirited lass in 'Wr.
ginia dorm contributed a bright
red laced pair, which may now be
inspected in the SGA president’s
office. The boys are beholden
to this sporting girl for giving
them a true sense of accomplish,
Shortly after a visit from W,
Jennings Berry, who treated the
riot with extreme kindness, the
boys retreated to the task ahead
of outdoing themselves.
Homecoming festivities will
open this year under the theme
The opening activities include
the election of a homecoming
queen. The sixteen lovely girls
"ying for the title were: Barbara
Hudson, Sue Peake, Jane Husk,
Barbara Magelof, Phyllis Tilley,
Becki Burchette, Diane Clenden-
nen, Janet Hooper, Resa Robin,
son, Kay Savage, JaneV Vaughn,
Leslie James, Terry Bresnahaw,
Gail Porter, and Cl^ l>llMue. By
the election on Oct, 17, the field of
contestants was narrowed to five:
Barbara Hudson, Barbara Mage,
lof, Kay Savage, Resa Robinson,
and Diane Clendennen. The new
queen will begin her reign on
Friday night, Oct. 25, when the
winner will be announced.
The remaining Homecoming
events promise an exciting week,
end for all:
Friday, Oct. 25.7:00.9:00p.m.
Talent Show; 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Dance (Gym) with the Inmen Ltd.
Saturday, Oct. 26-12:00 noon.
Judging of Campus Display; 12:30
p.m. Homecoming Parade (Bur.
lington); 2:00 p.m. Pregame Show;
2:15 Kickoff Halftime: Crowning
Homecoming Queen; 7:00 Concert
in Elon Gym with “Jerry Butler
and The Magniflcents”; 9:00
Dance in gym.
Sunday, Oct. 27.2:00p.m. Con.
cert Under the Oaks with the folk,
singers, “The Vikings.”
On Oct. 16, Noel Allen appoln.
ted a presidential comjnission to
investigate any probltfTds which
exist between the Town of Elon
College and the students of Elon.
In particular the coin miss ion
hopes to examine the complaints
of both the student and the town.
Moreover it has made prepara
tions to study both local and state
laws that are pertinent to the
committee’s work. Doug Landau
and Craig MacCrary are co-
Loyola Sets Up
On Exam Only
Chicago, 111. (ILP.)—Loyola
University has outlined a new
credit plan that allows a stu-
dent to earn full academic ere.
dit in a course by taking only
the final semester examination.
Any full, time University stu
dent may earn up to four hours
credit without attending class,
A maximum fifteen semester,
hours of credit can be earned
in this way. The fee for any
one examination equals the co t
of one semester-hour’s tuition.