The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 13, 1964 · 91
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The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · 91

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Saturday, June 13, 1964
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Page 22 TV Weekly Mr. Willoby goes to Stratford Mr. Willoby makes his annual pilgrimage to the Stratford Festival when, on Monday, June 15, at 9 p.m. EDT, CBC-TV's Playdate presents Pilgrim, Why Do You Come? In this new play by Leslie McFarlane, Mr. Willoby is an old Shakespearean actor who, at the end of a long career, wants to act just once on the stage of the Stratford Festival Theatre. Basil Coleman's production includes third - act sequences filmed on the Stratf o r d stage. Playdate's tribute to the 400th Shakespeare anniversary, Pilgrim, Why Do You Come? will be telecast on the opening night of the 1964 Stratford Festival. Barry Jones, the distinguished English veteran actor, plays Mr. Willoby. Billed as special guest star, he shares the Playdate spotlight with Corinne Conley and John Horton, who are starred as two young people with widely differing views on Shakespeare. Lorna (Miss Conley) is a devotee, returning each year to celebrate the bard. George (played by Horton) is a skeptic paying his first visit to the festival, Only elephant outweighs Hoss After five years and 168 episodes . of Bonanza, the western adventure series seen on CBC-TV, 300-pound Dan Blocker, who plays Hoss Cartwright, will finally be outweighed by a performer in an episode. In a drama recently filmed, producer David Dortort cast Sheba, a 6,000 pound elephant, to play opposite Elocker. The episode is called Old Babe. Ed Sullivan has been cited for distinguished service to the American Red Cross at the closing luncheon of the organization's recent national convention in New York. The citation commends Sullivan "for many years of distinguished service in presenting the Red Cross story." Vivian Vance, co-star of The Lucy Show, has been a volunteer worker for the Mental Health Association for the past three years. Production of The Defenders and The Nurses, both seen on CBC-TV, recently moved temporarily to Hollywood, where one episode of each show was filmed. E. G. Marshall, star of the legal drama series The Defenders, seen on CBC-TV, recently was guest of honor of the National Council of the Federal Bar Association in Washington, D. C. He was principal speaker at a banquet of the National Lawyers Club. Wayne and Shuster, Canada's top comedy team, are preparing material for a special stage show to be presented during the centennial celebrations in Charlot-tetown, P.E.I. The pair will leave for the Island in July. Misterogers' neighborhood of make - believe is on records. Small World Enterprises of Toronto has released a long-playing recording by the originator of the popular CBC-TV children's show, and featuring songs by Misterogers (Fred Rogers) and baritone John Reardon. The title is King Friday XIII Celebrates, and the songs written by Fred Rogers and his wife, Josie Carey, will be familiar to the show's regular viewers. All the Misterogers characters are represented Daniel Striped Tiger, Henietta Pussycat, Cornflake S. Pecially, and, of course, King Friday XIII himself. Arrangements are by Noel Regney, who conducts the orchestra. Ed Reid, author of the "to see what this Shakespeare stuff is all about". He isn't much impressed. In the supporting cast, Murray Davis plays Eliot Reyburn, a sophisticate with an eye for a pretty girl, Lorna. Reyburn, whose romance with the girl has been hampered by his marital status, arrives in Stratford with news of his impending divorce. Mr. Willoby takes a hand by encouraging Lorna to accept a dinner invitation from George, and the romantic battle is on. The central figure in the play is JVlr. Willoby, a re- best-selling book, The Green Felt Jungle, will appear in a study of gambling on CBC-TV's Horizon, July 19. The program was partly filmed at the gaming tables of clubs in Las Vegas. Patricia Collins, who plays Mrs. Alexander Graham Bell in CBC's "Cord Of Steel", received special training at the Toronto School for the Deaf to prepare her for the role of Bell's wife who was deaf. TRADE IN NOW! Up To $70 Allowance For Your Old Washer H k J markable man with a special insight into things Shakespearean. At times he appears to think he is Shakespeare. How he realizes his ambition to appear on t h e Stratford stage provides the central theme of the play. FABRICS And Dressmaking Supplies For the largest selection see ZIG-ZAG 792 Bank St. 235-7900 Elite Fabrics 1065 Bank Street CUSTOM DRAPES and SLIPCOVERS Call 234-5273 Day or Evening Home Appointments Open Friday Nights Guaranteed TV SERVICE by experts to all makes OFFICIAL ELECTROHOME SERVICE AND PARTS FRASER'S TV & RADIO A division of Audio-Tenna Ltd. City Centre Upper Bay 218 880 Wellington St. 233-9323 Member T.E.S.A. (DPfflEISfiDS

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