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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 9. 1963.

Solution for Extrav

Solution for Extrav

A student has offered his services to the Executive as a producer for next year's Capping Show.

He is Ralph D. McAllister, well known Unity Theatre producer who appeared as Angelo in the English Department's recent production of "Measure for Measure."

In a letter to the Executive received at its first meeting, McAllister sets forth his recommendations for next year's show.

He suggested it should be a radical departure from the traditional fare and should take the form of a capping revue so that endeavours to "hold a tenuous story line together" would not be necessary.

"Extravaganzas in the past have not come anywhere near presenting a sample of genuine student humour." he suggests. "The lavatory humour which we do get is on a par with "Starnight Revue" or "Follies of Paris". There is much that can be satirized in a reasonably intelligent manner without driving away "the masses" for whom the present Extravs appear to cater."

McAllister then offered his services as a producer and added that he had one script writer in whom he had "the utmost faith".

He is Brian Wigney, whose views on the script appeared in the last Salient.

After the letter had been read. Association president Blizard said it was up to the Executive to decide what kind of show they were going to have, but he welcomed students' opinion on such matters

The letter was referred to an Extravaganza Sub-Committee which would be jointly chaired by Capping Controller Dave Baird and Murray Rowlands. Cultural Affairs Officer.