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Pittsburgh Press. Fru. Nov. 28, 1975 45 Voicing Views Pittsburgh Public Theater's "Twelfth Night' Delight For Everyone By EDWARD L. BLANK wins the love of she unwittingly Olivia, if toi tion of "my friend Fagin," a similar-character in another Charles Dickens-based film, "Oliver (Twist)." "Rooster Cogburn" will be at neigh-borhood theaters for Christmas, but so far, no second-run showings are planned here for "Nashville." Playhouse Junior's next production, "The Wizard of Oz," opens Dec. 6 and -plays weekend matinees through Jan. 25. Later this season Playhouse Junior plans "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Beauty and the Beast." ress Drama Editor Wtsburgh Public Theater's "Twel-fth Night" is the sort of Shakespearean production capable of turning heads and changing minds. Not only is it almost certain to de--light admireres of the Bard, but it's an; ideal production for students and adults normally afraid of Elizabethan comedies. Unfortunately for those without tickets, the engagement at Allegheny Cpmmunity Theater through Dec. 21 is a sellout. With this third consecutive artistic and financial success, the Public con-, eludes its first season with a 1.000 batting average. THIS TWELFTH NIGHT" is so expertly piayed, it manages to be lucid despite some judicious cutting. It is with mistaken identities, misunderstandings and romantic entangle-; ments, which iu this case are more fun than exasperating. Viola (Pamela Brown) disguises herself as a young' man to be employed as a messenger by Orsino (Steve Simpson), j'duke of Illyria, who loves a countess, Olivja (Christine Hulter). bombastic as Sir Toby Belch, Olivia's uncle. Michael Flanagan is hilarious in a slightly swishy characterization of Sir Andrew Aguecheek. John Long collects great audience' response as Feste, a clown bent on exposing Malvolio's absurdity. Davida Bloom, Fred Bright and Jake Turner are wandering musicians. Others in the fine cast are Daniel Booth, Mark E. Connolly, Albert Cor-bin, Michael V. Murphy and Fritz Kupfer. DAVID CHAPMAN'S COSTUMES, Bernard J. Brannigan's lighting, Stephen C. Horelick's score and Christopher Tanner's dueling sequences all contribute to the beauty and technical finesse with which "Twelfth Night" is staged. The use of performing space in the theater continues to be thrilling. Its possibilities seem limitless, and the Public Theater's directors have been imaginative. Congratulations are in order to all who contributed to a fine first ODDS AND ENDS: "Mr. Quilp," at the Manor, is not above a couple of name gags. Not only is there a refer-ence to "Tricky Dick," but the villainous, miserly Quilp makes passing men- Viola's change of sex roles precipitates confusion, which grows when herj identical brother (Don Wadsworth as Sebastian) appears in identical costuming and stumbles into his sister's duels) and romances. A SUBPLOT, THOUGH, is Shakespeare's most amusing twist. Malvolio (Leonard Nimoy), 'a ridiculously pous Puritan, is fooled into believing Olivia loves him, and his behavior alters drastically. Under Ben. Shaktman's brilliant, snappily paced direction, the cast is a joy. Nimoy in particular is super, stilt-edly clinging to pretenses in the beginning and later behaving like a miscast jester. It's one' of the funniest stage performances in memory. Miss Brook seems to be the most adept at handling Shakespearean lines, but she's not alone is making them play naturally and for all their comic worth. JEANNETTE LANDIS, as Olivia's lady in waiting, Maria, is a full-bodied woman who, with jolly humor, suggests both a devilish wench and a resourceful domestic. Thomas Carson is authoritative and' Iff Federico Fellini's "The White Sheik" (1952) is slated at 3 p.m. Sunday at Carnegie Lecture Hall. It stars Giuli-etta Masina, Mrs. Fellini in private life, who was later to appear in two of his masterpieces, "La Strada" and "Juliet of the Spirits." "DOG DAY AFTERNOON," in its sixth week at the Chatham, is doing almost as well as it did in its strong opening round, suggesting highly favorable word-of-mouth. Also holding up well is "Three Days of the Condor" at the Fulton. HELD OVER at the Warner is Woody Allen in "Love and Death," sharing the. bill with another comedy, "The Return of the Pink Panther." LEONARD NIMOY Plays pompous Puritan. 1 I Though Viola (called Cesarfo when in disguise) yearns for Orsino, 2nd BIG WEEKH. TO C0U3LE BDUEHTURE Doilr Al I 00, 1:11. 5 TO, 7M 1 9:45 IIU Xfil, It I IS IS 15, fti Sal. Sua. II IK I :0 P.M. LP ROBERT Rcorom PA1TE DUNAWAY now miOm mm XCITEMim St? 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