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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 9. May 9th, 1950

The true glory

The true glory

Most of the honours for the presentation of Extrav must go again, as usual, to Dave Cohen, who left what should have been a well-earned retirement to produce another show. Under his direction the Thing took some form, until a slick competency of action was achieved on the stage. Dave had the usual producer's troubles to overcome: it is puzzling how so many people can go to so many rehearsals and yet know so little about what they are supposed to be saying and doing.

The Waidrobe people had a hard time of it, because many actors had more than one role, and so needed more than one costume. (Elementary, isn't it?). But these difficulties were eventually overcome, and anyone who saw the show will realise the importance of the costumes to the atmosphere of the show. Ephra Garrett and Daphne Fletcher may take their curtseys here.

It should be enough about the bashes to say that the Harbour Board does not appreciate broken bottles over its driveways.

So much for Extrav 1950. It had its bright moments, Maureen, Jeff, and Bill, Roy with his harem, Bruce Hamlin as Dr. Mac, Ponsonby and his cohorts, the idea of the tourists, the ballets and Win Stevens, but it was all very much an expense of spirit in a waste of shame. But there is always the future.—5.