Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 6. April 24, 1952
Extrav is due to open on May?. The executive called for scripts for March 15. It appears that the script or scripts to be used still need extensive cutting or amending as I write this, April 3.
In various years that I have been on the wardrobe staff I have tried vainly to see a script before casting in order to start the job early. As sales are held by the drapers at this time, but have always been ended by casting time the Stud. Ass. has lost money year after year. The same loss may not apply to props, but the loss of sleep and study time is similar.
Of the ?? weeks between the handing in of scripts and opening night this year too many have produced no approved script, no backstage work and no cast.
If the selection committee procrastinate their decision it is probably because four people cannot read one copy of a script at once. Who but Exec. could be responsible for providing four copies, quickly?
In several recent years the Extravaganza chestnut has been extracted from the fire into which the Executive has so wantonly tossed it by the Extrav. officials and cast. Notable among the officials have been remarkably few executive members, but instead several graduates whose obligations to the student body were discharged a hundredfold ages ago when they and others like them made up most of the executive members.
E. G. Martin.