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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 11. August 12, 1954

V.U.C. DRAMA "Anatole"

V.U.C. DRAMA "Anatole"

This year as its entry in the Tournament Drama Festival, the V.U.C. Drama Club has produced several scones from Schnitzler's famous play "Anatole". The scones are usually known as "Christmas Shopping" and "The Farewell Supper", but the play will be presented as "Anatole". Once again a very strong company has been assembled for what is one of our major activities of the year, and all of the players will be known to regular Victoria audiences. Most of the cast were also at last year's Tournament hold in Auckland, when we succeeded in winning the newly, bought Cup. which we have every intention of trying to hold again this year.

The play will be produced by Garin Yates, who has hold the position of Tournament Producer for the last two years. In Auckland last year complimentary remarks wore passed about his work, and with much the same cast for this year's play, it is felt that a similar satisfactory result may bo achieved. Those actually appearing in the play will be Rosemary Love-grove, who is chiefly remembered for her performance of Burbage's wife in our production of "Spring 1600" last year; she has also done much backstage and other acting work with the Club.

The other female player will be Diana Lescher.

The part of Anatole will be played by Garin Yates, and that of his friend Max by Wm. Sheat. The work of both those members of the Club is well known to Victoria and Wellington audiences, and we hope that their combination will bring the success to this production that it has to others. Bill recently retired after four years as President of the Club, and Gavin is in his second year as Secretary.

A small part is being played by John Merchant, who has appeared in several of our productions, and is at present serving on this year's Committee. Darid Vere-Jones has taken on the job of properties, and Helen Jury is acting as prompt and wardrobe mistress, while Garth Young is in his old position of handling the music side of the show. In all a strong team, with fairly good prospects.

In conjunction with the Festival, this year we are organising several other activities for the drama teams. These will include a make-up demonstration and a couple of lectures, a dinner and a film. We hope that this will make it a specially memorable tournament. All this work has been in the capable hands of Ian Rich, who as Tournament Drama Controller, has been instrumental in drawing up and arranging a most interesting programme, and, with Gavin Yates, doing all the preparatory work for this year's Festival.

We are privileged to have Mr. Richard Campion, well known as the Director of the Now Zealand Players, to judge the four plays. He has gone to some considerable personal inconvenience to make himself available to us, and we fool that his presence alone and the valuable comments which he will make, will make this year's Tournament a most successful one.

We regret that we hare no news of the teams from either O.U.M.A.C. or C.A.C.