North Carolina Newspapers

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Volume XL
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, February
Number 1 3
l^an Stars As Moses
In Fry’s 'The Firstborn’
iNan Williams will star as Moses
in the Pierrette Production of “The
Firstborn” April 6th and 7th. Chris
topher Fry, also the author of “The
Lady’s Not For Burning”,^ centered
this religious drama in poetry
around the Biblical Moses, but the
story he tells is not found m the
Pharoah. She is the only character
in the play who recognizes the im
portance of both camps, Egyptian
and Hebrew, and is torn by her
love for her brother and her love
for Moses.
Nina Ann Stokes will play Ra-
mases, son of the Pharoah and the
“Firstborn”. Although he does not
appear to be the central character,
Ramases soon emerges as a young
er, idealistic counterpart to Moses.
Pat Stallings wall play Ramases’
15-year-old sister, Tuesret.
Three characters represent the
I Hebrew' camp. Peggy Brown will
play Aaron, Moses’ brother. Sue
Sample will be Miriam, Moses’
sister, a woman who describes her-
Nan Williams
iNan will portray Moses as he was
after returning from the Wilderness |
and before he became dedicated to j
the Hebrew cause. Fry depends on
conflicts w'ithin the characters to
present the suspense, since the,
story’s end is know'n.
jpuan Bell will play Seti II, Pha- |
rpah of Egypt, in w'hose home/
! Members of the Dansalems pose in the Salem dance studio. Standing are Charlotte Rawls and Joan Brooks,
kneeling are Dot Smith and Betty Wilson and lying on the floor are Babs Schaffer and Trisha Weathers.
Dancers Stage Varied Moods
Nina Ann Stokes
self as “a kind of residue”, who
w'ants nothing but^peace.
Crockett Rader wall be Shendi,
Miriam’s son. He is the same age
and temperment as “The Firstborn ,
Rameses, and draws Moses to the
Hebrew' cause. ,
Toni Lamberti and Joy Robinson
will be overseers. The action of the
play will take place, on one side
of the stage, in Miriam’s tent, and,
on the other side, in the Pharoah s
By Susan Hughes
Perhaps you have noticed that for
the last several weeks the bulletin
hoard in the dining room hall has
been full of announcements con
cerning Dansalems — lists and lists
of rehearsal times, names of dances,
and names of performers. All this
is part of their preparation for the
second annual Dansalems recital
Fran Bell
Moses was reared. The,
/as developed bj' Fry, is not an his
torical figure. He stands as the
leader of the Egyptian camp, where
Moses had once been a devoted
iFelicity Craig plays Anath, the
P,haroah’s sister. It was Anath who
discovered Moses as a child and
reared him as a servant to the
Students Hear Sherwani
Rondthaler Lecturer
Felicity Craig
The Rondthaler Lecture Series
Committee will present Latif
Ahmad Sherwani, Deputy Secre
tary of the Pakistan Institute ot
International Affairs in chapel
Monday. Mr. Sherwani is visiting
North Carolina colleges to observe
adult education and research m the
field of international affairs, and he
plans to visit the Salem campus
until Wednesday, Feb. 17.
Born in 1917 in Panipat, India,
he received his Master of Arts de
gree at Delhi University and did
further study at the University of
London where he was a Nuffield
Foundation Fellow attached to the
School of Oriental and Africian
Studies. He received certificates m
public administration, business
management and economics by the
Institute of Public and Business
Administration, University of Kara
chi. Before becoming Deputy Se
cretary to the Pakistan Institute of
International Affairs, Mr. Sherwani
served a' First Secretary-General
iof the United Nations Association
of Pakistan; Principle Assistant to
the Secretary-General of the Com
monwealth Relations Conference
held in Lahone in 1954; and also at
tended several international con
Mr. Sherw'ani has visited Le
banon, Turkey, Italy, Sw'itzerland
France, Germany, the United King
dom, -and the Neitherlands. He
states his objectives in visiting the
United States as;
1. To study and observe the or
ganization and functioning of na
tional non-governmental organiza
tions conducting research and adult
education programs on international
2. To observe teaching and re
search on international affairs at
American colleges and universities
3. To observe the organization
and functioning of World Affairs
Councils and other local groups
carrying out information and adult
education programs in the field of
world affairs.
which will be held Thursday, Feb.
18, in Old Chapel.
Work began in October, when
members of the Club began work
ing on ideas for themes and choreo
graphy. The dances w'ere chosen
and planned by the club with the
help of Miss York, and then the
dancers signed up for the dance in
which they would prefer to partici
Try-outs were held, and everyone
in the club was given some part in
the production. They are even in
cluding two male performers this
The program promises to be
especially good this year because of
the wide range of subjects and tone
of the dances. One of the most
dramatic dances is based on the
legend of Prometheus... The music,
“Sand Storm” from the Desert
Suite, provides the background
for the swirling agonizing move
ments of Patricia Weathers who
plays Prometheus. As the story
progresses, the music becomes more
subdued and Prometheus is finally
rescued by Hercules, portrayed by
Henrietta Jennings, and the dance
ends on a triumphant note. Also,
The Bond is a dance with a very
heavy tone. The theme is the de
pendence of men upon each other,
Contrast, the Beatniks meet the
career people. This is one of the
most original of all the dances. The
music used in this dance includes
part of George Gershwin’s Ameri
can, in Paris.
For the Sportsmen—and women—
in the audience, there is a bit of
comic relief—a pantomime of wo
men golfers. Moonface, which fea
tures Johnny Smith of “Boyfriend”
fame and Bill Miller, is another
stylized dance in a light vein.
The club also plans to use one
of the spirituals featured in the
Choral Ensemble’s new album as
the background for one of their
dances, and they have added their
own touch—bongos. And as a typi-
celly American note they are in
cluding a Western in the program,
in keeping with the great American
past-time — watching Gimsmoke,
Have Gun, Will Travel, and filling
coliseums when Rodeos come not
to mention the romance surround
ing mining towns and Billy the Kid.
The recital will be at 8:30 p.m.
and tickets go on sale Monday,
PeL. IS,—50«f for students and $1.00
for adults.
After the recital, thjj Danselems
plan to attend the Arts Festical in
March where they will see Jose
Linon and his company perform.
This year the emphasis of the Fes-
pendence or men upon eacu i
and the dancers’ movements are tival is The Dance, and during the
full of the tension and pull which
suggest this bond.
The mood of the recital changes
with a stylized dance called Search
for Joy. The dance is built on the
music of Uiszt’s Les Preludes. In
week our club will present one of
their dances—probably the Beatnik
Dance-A:o be judged by Limon.
Further plans of the Dansalems in
clude a Chapel Program here at
Salem scheduled for April 4th.

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