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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 7. June 13, 1945



Repertory's last show was The Distaff Side, and the less said the better. I don't care if the play is by John van Druten, it is bad, and the acting of the one or two good people didn't make it any better. This play's chief fault is that the characters talk too much. It's the old one about the all-wise matriarch who gets everybody's troubles. There's even that scene with the old family friend who wants to marry her, about Would you live your life over again the same way? Yes, I think I would. People talk and talk and talk, and nasty little psychological messes are revealed on all sides. Give me Extrav. any day.

The Society is producing Winter-Set shortly, and this will quite probably be the finest thing they've done in an age. The play is, of course, a classic, and George Swan, their best producer, should make something rather momentous of it.

You tell me, sir—I think you err—
That drinking brings on sorrow,
I'm telling you, it is not true—
Whenever I can borrow
Sufficient cash, I make a dash
Down to the "Trocadero"—
Or else the "George"—and freely gorge—
At drinking I'm a hero.
Full many a drop it takes to stop
My thirst, but when 'tis over,
I am not sad, but ruddy well glad,
And rolling in the clover.