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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - July 15, 1966, Bennington, Vermont 6-Bennington Banner Friday july 15, 1966 play reviews carnival9 fun at Weston Awakening a in a program of color slides made on a safari miss Alouise Boker of Dorset will bring african wildlife vividly Home to the chair adventurer and to the experienced Globetrotter too in a Africa a last stronghold of wild games tuesday at 8 30 in the music Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Art Center. Tickets Are on Sale daily at the Box office 362-1405. Manchester school officials to seek explanation of state Aid denial Manchester a school Board chairman Eugene v. Kay Atta said today he and supt. Neil e. Cross will meet sometime after july 25 with Rupert Spencer chief of administration of the state department of education concerning the department s position on state Ald for a lighting renovation project at the Manchester elementary school. A letter from Spencer deny Weston c demonstration this weekend Weston a Marjorie Hart of Ludlow will show How she makes enamel on Copper jewelry and trays at the old grist Mill Here saturday and sunday. Sponsored by Vermont craftsmen inc. As part of a weekly series of Craft demonstrations the event is free to the Public. Mrs. Hart will demonstrate her skill Between la . And 12 noon from 2-4 saturday and from 2-4 sunday. Finished work is permanently exhibited for Sale in the Craft shop next door to the famous water powered grist Mill and museum. A graduate of Rhode Island College of education mrs. Hart was born and brought up in Providence but she is descended of Hearty Green Mountain Stock the family having been recorded As residents Here As Early As 1789. She is a member of both the Vermont hand craters inc., and the society of Vermont craftsmen and a former teacher of Art. While in Florida this past Winter she won first prize at the exhibit of the Florida arts society of which she is also a member. Ing the Aid was received by Cross monday. The letter said in effect that the project is maintenance and not eligible for state Aid. Cross said he had spoken to Spencer on two occasions about the need and plans for the project and was Lead to believe that state Aid would be available. To further qualify for Aid the request for funds was put in the form of a town meeting article. The town meeting article approved $10,000 for the new lighting system. Thirty per cent state Aid would have brought the total available funds to $13,000. A contract for fixtures and installation was recently awarded to Griffin electric co., of Bennington for $12,267. School directors said last week they Are reluctant to go ahead with the project until All necessary funds Are available. Among other alternatives the Board also considered a special town meeting to request the extra funds. The conversations with Spencer at the end of the month will presumably be held to see if there is some change in the department s position. The entire school was expected to be delighted and brought up to state standards by september. It is not known if the delay will Force the Board to wait until next year to begin the renovations because of Lack of time this summer. Too much Rockin Farmington n. M. Up a a plane carrying the British Rock n Roll group Herman and the hermits made a nonscheduled Landing Here wednesday night when two musicians aboard became air sick. They were treated by a local doctor and continued the flight. The big Sale is on All clothing shop. Shaffer menus shop 475 main St. Bennington it. Keep Cool sleep Well with Firestone quiet operation 2 Speed fan washable air filter operates on 115 volts no drip dehumidification Philco space mate room air conditioner for bedrooms and others 5000 Btu $13995 7000 Btu $189 95 Eaby term5 carnival. A musical with Book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Bob Merrill opened last night at the Weston playhouse to run through sunday at 8 30 with a matinee saturday at 3 directed by Robert Lle Bacher musical director and accompanist William Deveau settings by Charles Schneeweis and choreographed by Sally Lee Gilman with the following cast Jacquot h red Ewers roustabout Trent Alvey Erie Forsythe Paul Menzel Peter Dee b. F. Soh lege i Ted Henning Rosalie Sally Lee Gilman Marco Tho magnificent Lee Sparks Princess Olga Wilma Hernandez Lui Carolyn Mignogni Grobert Stephen Pentek Paul Bertholet Robert Alfred Calvert Gladys Zuwicki Gwen Bolan Gloria Zuwicki Janet Kohn Greta Mamie Hale or. Glass Stephen Pentek first card Cirl Marie Christine la Otteau Clown Kathy Chanel carnival people aerialist Joan Stumhofer Oriental dancers Kelly Swartz Janeann Margla Karen Carbone the Bird woman Susan Thompson Man on stilts Paul Williams wardrobe mistress Marcia Brown tattooed woman Deborah Cole Bluebird girls Jane Kohn Janeann Margla Kelly Swartz k Aren Carbone Susan Thompson accordionist Shirley Ingalls by Paul Hurlburt the players Here have scored a hit this week with a charming rendition of the musical the modest production of this High Caliper musical shows real Effort on the part of the entire theater company. The songs drae a and individual characterize tons All have been developed and refined to a pleasing degree. And that there Are Many elements to be developed in Quot carnival Quot is hardly an understatement. To begin with the Story is delightful. Neither Sappy nor superficial it blends masterfully with the music even though it Cix Iid Well stand alone. There Are some interesting and colourful personalities to meet a number of really funny situations and Clever contrasts drama which gives the musical body an emotional Impact and dialogue that is bound to provide a few chuckles and perhaps even tears. All these elements creators Stewart and Merrill have skilfully Woven together with music that understandably has become quite famous outside the context of the play. Audiences surely will recognize the song Quot love makes the world go a of the stars of the show by any standards Are Lili and her Pup. Pet friends. According to the script Lili and company Are supposed to have a Quot sensational Quot act. Believe me the script does t need to Tell us they Dol kids and adults alike will be taken in by their innocent humor and joyous song which contrast sharply with the Rowdy behaviour of the carnival Bunch. Each puppet mimics a certain personality Type in the real world and the effect is just enough to make us both aware of the ugliness in our own personalities and forgiving in regard to the ugliness of others. The Fox is an opportunist but As a Marionette he is too lovable for us to hold it against him the countess is vain to the extreme but we can hardly take offence at her. Lili the real person in the Marionette show is played with great skill and understanding by Lake paran swim classes announced North Bennington a swimming lessons will begin at Lake paran monday for a three week course. Instructor will be miss Ann Brush of Arlington who received her red Cross instructors authorization at the National aquatic school Atcham Tevya new Hampshire last month. Assistant instructor will be miss Nancy Bell also of Arlington. The three Volunteer assistants Are miss Bonnie Hansen miss Betsy Jones and miss Deborah Abrams. Swimmers enrolment will be 9 . For intermediates 9 30 and beginners at to on monday. Lifesaving classes will be at la. Classes Are free of charge. Parents will be responsible for children at All times except when actually in swimming classes. All children of the area six years of age and older Are Welcome. Carolyn Mignogni miss teenage America in 1965. Miss Mignogni has a Beautiful voice and captivated the audience with such numbers As Quot Mira Quot a sentimental song about her Hometown a Beautiful Candy Quot a spirited song in which she advises the audience to buy some Candy Quot too Beautiful to eat Quot and of course Quot love makes the world go miss Mignogni also creates to perfection the role of a pretty Young girl still childlike in her thoughts who joins the carnival Bunch and gains some hard experience but in doing so Falls in love with Quot the Man who hides behind the puppets Quot a crippled dancer who hates the world for his injury. A a of Robert Calvert As the puppeteer and crippled dancer also combines a Fine voice with some equally Fine acting. Calvertis voice has depth and resonance and he sings with admirable feeling. His songs add a serious touch to the show. As an actor Calvert is almost too convincing. Before the play is Over the audience can almost see the Chip on his shoulder and this does Little to win him the sympathy he deserves. Calvert should work on the other More gentle facets of his role he needs to convince the audience of his attractive qualities a the ones that Appeal to Lui and the ones that we must see As she does if we Are to be satisfied with their Romance. A of i wish i had More space in which to commend the other performers for their excellent rap port and some Fine individual renditions of role and song particularly Fred Ewers Ted Henning Lee Sparks and Sally Lee Gilman. Ewers an apprentice at Weston last summer has shown remarkable improvement in one year s time. The chorus was great. In Short i strongly recommend this musical As a rare example of True Quot family mom dad grandma teen agers and kids All should enjoy it immensely. As familiar As Babbitt a Willy Loman whose name has become As Well known As Sinclair Lewis a Babbitt a is portrayed by Fred Carmichael left As the caravan theatre presents Arthur Millers a death of a Salesman this weekend at Dorset. Miriam Wolkove is Willy a wife who protects him in spite of his self deception. Barry Jenner and David Siever Complete the family Circle As Willy a unsuccessful sons. Rinehart and a drama of depth at Dorset death of a Salesman ii play by Arthur Miller opened last night at the Dorset playhouse presented by the caravan theatre to run tonight saturday and sunday staged by Patricia Carmichael scene design by Anthony Dingman lighting design by Jody Briggs with the follow ing cast Willy Loman Fred Carmichael Miriam Wolkove Barry Jenner David Siever Warren Knowlton Betsy Wells Howard Enoch David Hurt Lili and friends a emr. Walrus puts in his two cents As Lili Carolyn Mignogni and her puppet friends hold a discussion on the Weston stage in the musical a carnival a which plays through sunday. Miss Mignogni was miss teen age America last year. Linda Happy Biff Bernard the woman Charley Uncle Ben Howard Wagner Peter von Mayrhauser Jenny Elizabeth Hoagland Stanley James Seymour miss Forsythe Pamela Reichert Letta Faith Catlin by Marion Flynn Dorset. Quot death of a Salesman Quot a great play by Arthur Miller emotional Majestic shattering opened at the Dorset playhouse last night effectively played by members of the caravan theatre. This play which first opened on Broadway in february 1949, is still fresh True honest and will probably remain so As Long As Man is capable of self deception. Willy Loman whose name has become As familiar As Babbitt is a travelling Salesman of limited accomplishments whole lives that it s not what you do in life that makes Success but whom you know the contacts and the smile on your face. Quot a Man can end with diamonds on the basis of being liked Quot Willy says. At the age of 63, Willy comes at last to the moment of truth and is unable to take it. All his backstage experts at Wilmington theater take their turn behind the footlights Wilmington a in the Mirror players production of the Thornton Wilder classic Quot our town Quot now at the Wilmington playhouse almost every member of the production and technical staffs was utilized onstage. Most have had background in theater and found this no problem but with the opening of Quot pygmalion Quot imminent their double lives keep them More than doubly Active. Dennis Green listed As House manager is normally seen and heard at the Box office where two phones now ring frequently with Calls for final performances of Quot our but As Howie Newsome the Milkman at Grover a Corners he must be onstage in All three acts. His convincing costume and makeup take at least an hour before curtain each night. His accent for the new England Story was developed Over More than the three weeks maximum for others performing at Wilmington most of whom Are completely new to this part of the world. Green has studied at Emerson College in Boston and worked As Box office Man at summer Heaters in Maine. Now he rehearses with the cast of . Shaw s Quot pygmalion Quot but soon resumes his True role As House manager for daytime hours at least. He is scheduled to appear As a bystander in the opening scene but need not participate in All rehearsals with this minor part. When Quot pygmalion Quot opens the Mirror players will spend their Days on the third play to be presented in Wilmington this sea son Arthur Millers Quot All my Green expects to be in the Box office full time during the run of that August production although his theater background qualifies him for More activity onstage having acted at Brandeis in Waltham mass., and at the Dee Trees theatre Harrison Maine where he also served As House manager. James Pruss who played the part of Constable Warren in Wilder s prize winning play about Village life now spends every hour offstage on the major production of Quot pygmalion Quot scheduled to open july 20. The Wilmington playhouse is being outfitted with a revolving set for the Shaw play about Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. Designed and constructed by Lance Crocker setting and lighting expert for the Mirror players it nevertheless represents a real Challenge to production manager Pruss. In fact the company would not attempt the installation if Pruss did not have extensive experience with revolves. During the four and a half years he spent in Europe from which he has just returned he was theatre manager for the Frankfurt Germany playhouse. There he worked with various forms of the complicated gearing construction Neces Shaftsbury playground to open posture built mattress its quilted $ 39.50 434 main St. Dial 7-7133 Bennington it. Shaftsbury a playground registration will take place Here tuesday at 9 . The playground session will run for five weeks from 9 . To 4 . Monday through Friday. Miss Hallie Sayville daughter of or. And mrs. Harold j. Sayville of 230 North St., Bennington will be instructor this year. A graduate of chs in 1965, she has completed one year at Stonehill College in North Easton mass. She served on the staff of the Bennington playground last year. Sary for a turning platform above the stage surface. The Wilmington design is different from any he has supervised but basically similar. As one local hardware supplier said when a tremendous bushing was purchased from him Quot this thing sounds like a big Ever since the staff working on the pre fitted parts has called the revolve a two ton Lazy Susan. Since it rides several inches above the floor of the stage it is indeed similar. There Are casters beneath it however with bal bearings where the bushing fastens it to the stage. As soon As the final performance of Quot our town Quot ends at the Wilmington playhouse Pruss and Crocker will strike the set used and install the new one. In Quot pygmalion Quot Pruss Only role onstage will be to keep the set turning As scenes unfold the Shaw Story. Arlington Helene Thompson 375-2325 red Cross office has announced that certificates and awards were presented today to All Young people who have completed their swimming and lifesaving instruction classes at Laskey Pool. Or. And mrs. C. W. Kelley of red Mountain Road travelled to Kennedy Airport last Friday to pick up mrs. Kelley a brother John Powell who will be staying with them for several months. Powell a native of Broadstone Dorset England is now living in a part of Dorset called Bryant puddle. Or. And mrs. George w. Zimmer were in Hanover . For two Days Early this week. Or. And mrs. James p. Thompson and children spent a few Days with Thompsons sister and husband or. And mrs. Elino Sankara of Ashburnham mass. While there they visited Rhode Island and part of Northern Connecticut. Or. George Russell s office will be closed saturday july 16 thru tuesday july 26. Adv life he has been Able to kid himself about his Success his popularity his usefulness to the firm. His actual Success is embodied in a modest House in Brooklyn and a refrigerator whose time payments Are uncompleted. Quot big Quot is his favorite word. He is proud of his sons neither of whom is setting the world on fire one is a philandering liar the other a compulsive thief who works As a Dollar an hour ranch hand. Linda Willy a wife knows much of his weaknesses his failures his self deception and still loves him and protects him. The hour of reckoning comes when Willy loses his Job. Instead of offering sympathy Biff the thieving ranch hand turns on him and blames him for giving him illusions instead of Rock Bottom truths. The lying son Happy goes on playing the Brave front game to the last. Linda the wife who foretold the tragic end stares at his fresh grave saying Quot where Are All the people he knew Quot he had always boasted of his popularity along the Road. It is Clear that Willy who adored his sons has been responsible Manchester Chet Hinch Eiser to rot me m2-m73 or it Tim police chief Dana l. Thompson said today two pairs of binoculars and a Blue jacket Are believed to have been stolen from a car parked in front of the Quality restaurant belonging to Edward c. Hughes or. Of Summit . Between 8 and 9 30 . Wednesday. Thompson said Hughes was not absolutely certain the binoculars were taken while his car was parked at the Center because he had made one other Stop before he arrived in Manchester. A temporary phone has been installed in the town office building in the upper Vestibule for the convenience of Harold Wisell town treasurer when he begins tax collections later this month. The number of the phone is 363-2040. Peru Alice Dibble 824-5407 two 20th wedding anniversaries that were celebrated Here recently were those of or. And mrs. Raymond Hulett july 6 and or. And mrs. Daulton Mann july 15. Visiting mrs. . Pitcher this week in Landgrove has been mrs. Norman Anderson of new York City. Dyna Vox photos stereo or i i priced from $0495 for their failures. Biff a Little Light fingered deeds were laughed off in High school Days. Happy had Learned his personality Wiles at his father s knee. Our Story takes place in two Days in the mortgaged Brooklyn House. By an ingenious Flashback system we go into the past into the secret haunts into the dreams the unfulfilled wishes the Wistful memories the disappointments of the unromantic Shell wearing Arch supports Willy Loman. A of Fred Carmichael contributes a convincing portrayal of the Central character. The Salesman s frustration his self deceit to cover the almost sordid mediocrity of his existence is made believable. In Carmichaels interpretation the audience grows to love stupid fatuous Willy. The gradual disintegration of the luckless Salesman is the Core of the drama. With a vast Range of actor s gesture and diction Willy grows to a curious stature in the course of his downfall. The highly charged scenes with Biff played by David Siever Are memorable. Miriam Wolkove is vastly appealing As Linda Loman the Loyal and Loving wife. Barry Jenner is suave As the second son of the family the fast talking male who can to leave the girls alone. David Hurt plays effectively the late brother of Willy Uncle Ben in Long ago faraway spooky scenes As he tempted a younger Willy to join him in making a Fortune in Alaska. A of the setting several rooms of the House overpowered by modern apartment houses is Well designed by Anthony Dingman. The lighting All important in the changing emphasis of the play vital in the scenes of fantasy of old memories of weirdly mixed up two scenes in one the real and the remembered is competently arranged by Jody Briggs. In this play clarity leans on lighting. A of Patricia Carmichael who staged the production deserves considerable credit for putting together the Flashback Patchwork of the play blending it with the present. It could not be easy staging a scene of memory following a scene of actuality using the same table and chairs the same Walls. These transitions occur smoothly and naturally. The musical background soothing flute or raucous cymbals is effectively handled from the invisible wings. 23 easy terms Fienberg a 447 main St. Bennington it. Willy a variety 300 Gage St., Bennington open 7days week 8 . Make us your picnic Supply Headquarters is your North Adams mass discount department store you must save on every Purchase Economy Auto stores inc. 530 main Street dial 2-6226

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