The Bridgeport Post from Bridgeport, Connecticut on February 8, 1970 · Page 57
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BRIDGEPORT SUNDAY POST. FEBRUARY 8, 1970 C--NINE Chinese Eggs Excluded In;Cracked, Dirty Ban ·.WASHINGTON (DPI) The Senate has passed a ,0111 to outlaw t h e ' s a l e of tcracked and dirty eggs. But |t doesn't apply ( 0 those ·'Ihousahd-year-old" Chinese eggs that many people relish ·f s, a delicacy. : * Sen... H i r a m ' L . Fong, R- Hawall, said Sen. George D Alken, R-VI., assured him th£ Chinese eggs were a .'special situation," and as iriuch, exempt from the provisions of Aikeh's bill. ;"Thousand-year-oId" eggs are duck ?ges preserved in earthi .lime 'and allowed to ripen for a-few months before consumption. They are imported' from Taiwan and Hong Kong. Mildred Dunnock Ignores Status And Performs Where the Action Is By TIM HOLLEY Mildred Dunnock of Norwalk is about to return to Broadway in Murray Schisgal's two one-act plays, "The Chinese and Dr. Fish," but to her, getting back to the Great White Way after a six-year absence, is by no means the pinacle of a theatrical career. She is a busy lady, probably the busiest of all the thespians who reside in Fairfield county. She frowns upon wasting time, craves constant involvement, and keeps a pace which would "exhaust an Olympic runner. And she's a grandmother who says, "I would like to be reincarnated a cook." OSEN MORE THAN 100,000 VACATIONERS HAVE CHOSEN GATEWAY HOLIDAYS FIRST CLASS ESCORTED TOURS Keia Is a lyplca] reason why: I, · Tours by ait-conditioned deluxe motorcoach · Tours which lly Iron) city lo city · Tours which combine travel fry air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach on tha mosl scenic routes with ail travel on long distances · Tours which ate strictly lor leisure HIGHEST QUALITY LOWEST PRICES 16 Days from $ 648. N.Y. lo N.I. 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Luxurious appointments. All staterooms with ocean-view--all with tup or shower. Outdoor and indoor swimming pools. Several orchestras. Nightclubs. ''.. Superb food. Service in the grand manner. Distinguished entertainment -from two conti- ; ." nents. "NUMBER OF PASSENGERS LIMITED TO ASSURE 'LUXURIOUS DINING...ONLY ONE SITTING AT MEALS 7 TO 13 PORTS San Juan Barbados Dominica Trinidad Isla Margarita Haiti St. Maarten Panama Canal San Bias - 13 TO 21 DAYS Jamaica St, Thomas Martinique Grenada Venezuela Aruba Cartagena Santo Domingo Freshly Watered Lily The aclress' schedule is so accelerated, one would question the duration of her vitality, but in person, she appears like a freshly watered lily, especially lithe, and emanating a precious fragility. Last month, she was appearing ta August Strindberg's "Crimes and Crimes" at the Yale Repertory theater, New Haven. Daily, she would take the train to New York for rehearsals of "Dr. Fish," drive to New Haven for her evening performance at Yale, and return to Norwalk, sometimes well after the pumpkin hour, with another day of early rise and rehearsal to anticipate. How does she do it? A Jove nf life and work would be die best answer. Her Yale run has ended, and tliis Saturday she will open in Philadelphia for a two-week tryout of the Schisgal farce before coming into New York to preview for a March 10 opening at the Ethel Barrymore theater. Through all of this, she maintains a rock-like stamina and a pleasant disposition. Recently the actress was interviewed after a matinee at Yale. That afternoon, Clive Barnes of the New York Times had just caught the show, and her dressing room was abuzz with queries from fellow performers as to whether the critic looked approvingly or not during the performance. Amidst the backstage chatter Miss Dunnock breezed about greeting well wishers with sur prised expressions. She seeming ly appeared unaware, or maybe unmoved, that The Times was eying her activities in regions theater. Some may question why an ac tress of such stature, and om who has given the stage am screen unforgettable charade portrayals over a 35-year perio would take a non-starring role i a play at Yale. Regional Theater Activities This was not the first time fo Miss Dunnock to be appearin in New.Haven. For the past sev eral years, she has performe with both the Yale Repertor theater and iong Wharf thea ter. One might say, she has gon where the action is in theater. Since the availability of sub stantial roles suitable to her ar becoming less and less in Hi commercial theater (Broadway she has turned to regional thea ter for the opportunity to pla desirable, meaty parts, rarely o Iered in New York. The actres wants to work; consequently, si has sought out theaters whic welcome her experience ar range as a performer. Miss Dunnock is a profession: of the kind who cares first fi good theater, challenging role and undiluted dialogue, befo she cares about her billin Whether it be Broadway or Eha el street, New Haven, the actre says she is. still trying t o - c velop and improve as a perform er, and in the regional theater New Haven, she has had that o portunity. Comments on Long Wharf When her dressing room Yale was cleared, she sat o\ in somewhat disordered surroun ings and spoke with enthusias about her resident theater woi Photo by Maurice Breilow AT HER BEST MOMENT -- As Mrs. Alving in Hcnrik Ibsen's "Ghosts," Mildred Dunnock received unanimous praise from national critics for her portrayal of the distraught mother. Of Ihe performance in the Long Wharf production last May, Elliot Norton of the Boston Record American said: "Miss Dunnock's ability has long since been established. Twenty-two years ago .is Linda Loman in the original "Death of a Salesman," she shook up New York audiences as they have rarely been shaken. There have been many other memorable characterizations In the meantime, but nothing" to match the simplicity and the power and the glory of her Mrs. Alving in "Ghosts." IMMERSED IN CHARACTER -- Mildred Du nnock considers her rheumatic hands as Mary Tyrone in Eugene O'NciH's "Long Day's Journey into Night," staged at Long Wharf theater, New Haven. She originally came to Long Wharf to take a second slab at playing the Tyrone role which she previously portrayed to her dissatisfaction in Canada. Asfcfw tlluslralerf brochures-book Ihroush yo" travel astnt, NORTH GERMAN t-L-OYD You. N,Y. 10019. Til. (212) 757-9300 Mlam i . Toronto D»l A-5 666 Fifth A«m«, u.pi. A =, .000 C)]|cag(i t NGL Ships are ol West German Registry. t in the Broadway theater as posed to theater outside of ew York, and when asked about rrent trends on Broadway, she iswered frankly, "I haven't kept ack of trends in the theater, or have I had the time to keep with Broadway. I'm much ore interested in what's going n here in New Haven, at Long fliarf especially." She lapsed into several mines of praise for the Long barf company. "The history the theater is most interesting you study their five-year ex- tence. I have seen the theater ·ow and improve , with each lason, and the great progress ade at Long Wharf only shows at hard work and a talented, edicated man like Arvin Brown artistic director) can create a oing thing. Sought After Roles "Arvin has given the theater fe and vitality, and I'm not ust saying this because I have een associated with him." Miss Dunnock has played in iree, of their productions since 965, all staged by Mr. Brown, 'he first was "Long Day's Jour- ley into Night," in which she ilayed Mary Tyrone, "a role hat I had played previously in Canada to my dissatisfaction nd wanted a second chance to o it. "Being interested in my own rogress of course," she con- inued, "I came to Long Wharf lecause they allow an actress ike myself to select a favorite lay and role, and they build a ;oiid production around her-" During Long Wharf's 1868 season, the Norwalk actress was seen as Amanda Winfield in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass vlenagerie." And last May, another desired part was taken by her, that of Mrs. Alving in Hen. rik Ibsen's "Ghosts." During liat production, a marvellous reciprocity developed between the theater and Miss Dunnock. Long Wharf received much national attention from t h e press caused by the actress' ap pearance and performance, am she in turn received superb plaudits from drama critics f "r her characterization of Mrs Alving which Elliot Nortt. The Boston Record Anir termed "The most remarkable performance I have aver si c. "The great thing about Long Wharf," said Miss Dunnock, "is a new kind of audience, mainly made up of young people. They are bringing theater to a whole new segment of the population. Here (Yale Repertory) or at the Shubert, the audiences are affluent, and not as exciting to play to." Americans and Arts The question of Americans not appreciating serious theater, and the label we have for not being discerning in our arts arose. "I don't like to run down the Americans," said the actress. "Our audiences are harder to please, I believe. The reason being is we have so many more diversions in entertainment than let's say the English. Theater has to fulfill a need, and that need has to exist for it, or it can't become popular." Like good crystal, Mildred Dunnock remains a priceless commodity in or out of the thea ier. As she''grows older, he beauty in person and spirit over whelms. Even though the mem orable roles are long past, she' still around, giving her ultimat for someone else's enjoyment. The actress made her actint debut with the Columbia Unl here, she marked the Amerian stage with her portrayals f Lavina Hubbard ("Another 'art of the Forest"); Linda Loman ("Death of a Salesman"); nd, Big Mama ("Cat on a Hot 'in Roof"). She also was in 'Foolish Notion, Hie Corn is Ireen," "Lute Song," "In the lummer House," and "The Milk i'rain Doesn't Stop Here Anymore." And now she is returning to Broadway, possibly to create another unforgettable character, his time playing a concerned jrandmother of a psychiatrist ;Dr. Fish) who lias been under- loing psychoanalysis for 'ears. Not since 1964 has Miss Dunnock appeared on Broadway, and she says, "I'm looking forward to going back to New York. I like to work, and I have never lived the life of the club woman. When I work, I work, and when I play, 1 play. "I have never been in a real farce before, and it intrigues me ... Life in the theater is much easier today than when I began. The management (refer- ON AND OFF THE STAGE -- Mildred Dunnock, left, is seen deep in transition of character moods, and to the right, the Norwalk actress discusses scene Interpretations with on* el h*r versity Morningside Players in company is most professional. 1932 with "Life Begins." From I hope New York likes us." ring to Gilbert Cates her pro- favorite directors, Arvin Brown of Long Wharf theater, New Haven. ducer) is very kind and the ' Connecticut Opera Woos Met Star for Next Show H A R T F O R D -- Connect!- |Naricci and Roy Royal, among ut Opera association's Feb. 21 others. Opera production of "The Barber of Seville" will bring to Hartford or the first time, Colette Boky, She conveyed less of an inter-' that they are c r e a t i n g Tickets Reservations For . North German Lloyd At ; . 232 Fairfield Ave. ,...' Phone 367-5381 Greenfield Hill Office. 73 Hillside Road -- 255-2801 TR M B RAVEL B U R E A U . . . Tickets Reservations Ayailable For NORTH GERMAN LLOYD GALL IMPERIAL TRAVEL AGENCY 1761 POST ROAD, FAIRFIELD 255-2883 OR 333-2236 Tickets Reservations For North German Lloyd Available at D'Elia Travel Stratfield Travel 941 Main St. £ Stritfield Motor Inn, Inc. Bridgeport 334-5124 Bridgeport 335-1115 DISCOVER JET CHARTERS TO UNDISCOVERED ffiEKE" the "ATHENIAN" $69°° a relaxed tour of the Greek mainland visiting Important ancient sites. 5 days use of a VW with £00 free kilometers. 16 days air transfers 1st class rhodation .with 2 or 3 meals da sightseeing tips and taxes the "HO-5ERIC TALE" 685°° land-and-sea ad iventure in Greece. After ample time' in Athens, an Idyllic 5 day oru-~ 'ise to the Greek Isls. and Aegean Coast of Turkey eading soprano of the Metropol- tan Opera. Curtain will be at 8 .m. in Bushnell Memorial. According to critic Herbert upferberg, "Miss Boky has a voice that is creamy and bril iant at the same time, and she's a singer both sensitive and intelligent. Moreover, she has a striking figure. . .a pretty face, and a crowning mop of blonde hair." Said another critic, "Her voice is as pleasing as h e r presence " · Born in Montreal, Miss Boky demonstrated remarkable talent for music and the theater from her earliest years. She first appeared in public at the age of five. After winning a voice competition in 1953, she was urged sy conductor Jean Deslauriers lo become a professional artist, and enrolled in the Vincent d'- Indy School of Music in Montreal. She also studied at Toronto's Royal Conservatory, and in 1959 was accepted at Montreal's Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Art of the Province of Quebec. There she had such prominent mentors as Raoul Jobin, Maestro Dick Marzello, Otto Werner-Mueller, Dina As first prize winner with 'highest distinction," Miss Bokyi was graduated from Ihe conservatory in 1962. T h e sanie year a scholarship award from !he Province of Quebec, a grant from the Canadian Arts Counsel, and her winning of the Prix d'Europe from the Quebec Academy of Music enabled her to pursue her career in Europe, where she promptly was prize winner in Geneva's International Competition. Such coveted honors launched her profession- career. Today the Canadian soprano a frequent performer at such 13 departures April 2U * May. 8 May ^22 .*. June £ June 19 * July 3 July 1? * July .31 Aug lit * Aug. 28 Sept 11 #.Sept 2^ October 9 JTRAVEI » Barmen Ava Stratford Conn eveatogs by appointment COLETTE BOKY pecial companies as the Viena Volks Oper, where she first ppeared in 19G5; the Breman pera; Munich's Theatre Cuvil es; Paris' Odeon Theatre de ranee and the Geneva opera uring the 1967-1968 season she lade her Metropolitan opera ebut as Queen of the Night in le new Marc Chagall produc on of Mozart's "The Magi lute." That same season sh lade her first New York con ert appearance with the world amous Munich Bach Choir an irchestra conducted by Kar tichter, and performed singin oncerts at Expo '67 in Mot real. fn a relatively few years Mis Boky has developed a repertorv o which artists who are he eniors cannot make claim. Sh anguages some 34 leading ro es in 31 operas, and has a equally impressive repertory he feilds of oratorio and so recital. Frequent starring rol n television on two conlinen and her Mrs. Ford in the fiimi version of Nicolai's "Merr Wives of Windsor" have furt er enhanced her inlernation reputation. Appearing with Miss Boky Rossini's "The Barber of I ville" will be Pierre Duval, popular tenor who sang he last season In "Rigolelto," a ttalo Ta]o, world - rcnowne bass. i Mail order tickets are now available from the Bushnell Memorial box office. Teller Sees Soviet Nuclear Superiority GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- (UPI) Dr. Edward Teller says the Soviet Union is ahead of America in nuclear strike capability and can now deliver a blow that luld destroy our ability to re- iale. Teller, so-called "Father of the omic Bomb," told a Civil Dense seminar here "The Rxis- ins have outstripped us in the ility to deliver a devastating st-strike blow." "We have good reason to ne- eve the Russians can hurt us id destroy us so we cannot re- liate," Teller said. The nuclear scientist said the nited States needs to counter oscow's nuclear superiority ith the antiballislic missile sys m and a bcefed-up nationa vil defense effort. Man of La Maricha' Comes To Klein on Feb. 23-24 "Man of La Mancha" t h e played the role on Broadway. Broadway hit musical, will re:urn to southern Connecticut for :hree engagements this month, winding up a two-year tour. On Feb. 23 and 24 it will be presented at Klein Memorial auditorium, under the auspices of :he University of Bridgeport Student Center board. On Feb. 25-25, it will be presented at Bushnell Memorial auditorium in Hartford and on Feb. 27-2S, it will give final performances of the current tour at Staples High school auditorium in Westport under the auspices of (he Westport - Weslon Arts council. All performances a r e at 8:30 p.m. The company coming here is the second national company headed by David Atkinson-who 3 DON QUIXOTE SINGS TO TAVERN WENCH -- Natalie Costa as Mdonza, the tavern wench listens as David Atkinson In Ihe role of Don Quixote sings to her the famous "Dulclnea" song from the big musical hit, "Man of La Moncha". It comes to Bridgeport for two performances only Feb. 23 and 24 under the auspices of the University of Bridgeport Student Center board, over 800 times. He has been on. our for two years, covering 50,H)0 miles and appearing in more -han 150 cities across the United States and Canada. .; Produced by Albert W. Selden. and Hal James, "Man of La- Mancha" first saw stage lights' at the restored Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam and, was later taken to New Yorlc where it became art instantaneous hit. Since that memorable night in the fall of 1965, the show has been produced in 18 countries around the world and new productions are turning up every week. Currently the show is still running on Broadway at the Martin Beck theater wher* Mich ell f r o m London the cast. Later, guest stars from Tokyo, Tel Aviv and Paris will appear with tha New York company. In addition to Mr. Atkinson, who has been hailed as one of the great actors to portray tht dual rote of Cervantes - Don Quixote, the company Includes, Natalie Costa at Aldonza and Louis Criscuolo as Sancho. Others in the big company of actors, singers, dancers and musicians include Walter Blocher, Frederic Major, Keith Perry, Joseph della Sorte, Carol Geiger, Ruth Jenkins, John Fields, Robert Cromwell, Robert W«- ler and Bradley Strain. Mitchell Leigh, whose newest musical has just had a premier* engagement at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, wrote the musical store and Dale Wasserman wrote the book. Jo« Darion did the lyrics and the setting and lighting are by Howard Bay. Patton Campbell designed the costumes and Jack Cole stags the dances. Mail orders are now being filled and tickets wilt go on sale at Klein Auditorium box office on Feb. 16 as well as at the Student center of the University of Bridgeport. In Westport, contact should be made with members of the Arts council and tickets are on sale at the Book Shop in tho center ol Westport. Mrs. Benna Rollick Is ticket chairman. POTATO SUPPLY Europe products about 75 per cent o! tht world'* potato supply.

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