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Rehearsing for "The Man of La Mancha" are (from left to right) Royal Eckert (Sancho), Dale McClellan
(Don Quixote) and Margaret Hawthorne (Aldonza).
The Man of La Mancha'
Etepsrfory Tlieifr Opens Friday
IVsili a Play for ill Ages
NU Journalism Student
'The Man of La Mancha," the first
offering on the Nebraska Summer
Repertory Theatre's bill, is "a very
relevant play and one which people enjoy
seeing more than once," according to Hal
Floyd, associate professor of speech and
dramatic art and director of the play.
"People of all ages will find much
significance and meaning in this play,"
On Exhibit July 7-8
Fifty-five distributors will be
exhibiting and demonstrating their
educational materials and products July
7-8 during the Third Annual Instructional
Development Festival at the University of
Nebraska Union Centennial Room.
"This annual educational festival has a
special value and relevance for all persons
who are involved with instruction in
education, business-industry or church
and community," said Alan Seagren,
director of summer sessions.
He added that this summer's festival
will provide an opportunity for each
participant to learn about recent
educational developments, trends and
In addition to the educational
resources exhibits, a special program will
he featured in the Nebraska Union
Ballroom. Arthur Suchcsk, manager of
Instructional Media and Systems Division
for the Southern California Regional
Occupational Center, is scheduled to
present an in-depth look at methods of
instruction-past, present and future.
Suchesk will speak July 7-8 at 9:00
ajn., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:p.m.
The instructional exhibits may be viewed
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Instructional Development
NU Students To Present
Mozart's 'Cosi fan tutte'
On Jan. 26; 1790, "Cosi fan tutte," a
comic opera by Mozart, was performed
for the first time at the Burgtheater in
On July 28; 1971 , the same opera will
be presented at Kimball Recital Hall.
And, according to John Zei, assistant
professor of voice and director of the
opera, it will be performed in much the
same manner as the 1 790 production,
" 'Cosi fan tutte' is a classic opera,"
Zei explained, "and we will perform it in
that manner. The pastel colors, classic
sets and elaborate wigs and costumes will
all reflect the classic period."
Last year's opera, "Don Pasquale." he
added, was presented in an entirely
different manner. Innovative stage
techniques and motion picture techniques
were used to give the opera a new
"We will not be using anything like
this in 'Cosi fan tutte,' " Zei said, "since
the opera does not lend itself to this type
"It's really a sacrilege to desecrale
some operas and Mozart's is one of
Floyd said. "Everyone from children
through adults will find something in it
"The Man of La Mancha" will open
Friday at 8:30 p.m. at Howell Theatre. It
will be shown throughout the summer,
alternating with the other plays on the
"Basically," Floyd said, "what is
different about this musical play is that it
has a story of great substance, based, of
Festival is sponsored by University
Summer Sessions and the Instructional
Media Center, University Extension
First Session Enrollment
Tops Seven Thooscad
Enrollment in the first summer session
at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
totals 7,488 compared to 7,720 students
a year ago.
Advanced registration for the second
session starting July IS indicates that
enrollment will exceed 5,000 students.
This would produce a combined
enrollment ot 12,500-plus students
during the 1971 summer sessions. There
were 6,307 students enrolled in the 1967
eight-week summer session.
Graduation exercises at the end of the
first summer session will be held at 7:30
p.m. July 14 in Pershing Auditorium.
There will be no graduation exercises at
the end of the second summer session
Aug, 20, but those who complete
requirements at that time will be able to
obtain their degrees at the Registrar's
Zei explained that "Cosi fan tutte"
means "women are like that." He added
that the basic premise of the opera is that
no woman can be trusted.
"In the opera two sisters are living in
Naples, Italy, around 1790," he said.
"Both are engaged to officers in the
"A cynical old bachelor, a friend of
both the sisters and the officers, decides
to use his wit to prove that, given the
chance, the sisters would be unfaithful."
Zei added that through a series of
clever intrigues, involving a vixen-type
chambermaid and several disguises
including those of Albanian noblemen,
the old bachelor manages to get the two
officers to make love to the other's
"Of course," he said, "the women
relent to succumb to the advances of
the other's lover, The opera ends,
however, as al! comic operas do, in all's
well that ends well."
"Cosi fan tutte," a joint venture by
the NU School of Music and Summer
Sessions, will be presented July 28, 29,
30 and 31 al 8:00 p.m. in Kimball Recital
course, on Cervantes' legendary
adventurer, Don Quixote. So many
musical plays don't have strong stories."
He added that "La Mancha" is a
musical drama with considerable pathos,
blended with hilarious comedy. He added
that the play has both baudy humor and
"The Man of La Mancha," Floyd said,
"revolves around three main
characters Don Quixote, Sancho and
He explained that in the play Miguel
de Cervantes, an aging playwright, is
imprisoned for an offense against the
church. There he is hailed before a
kangaroo court of his fellow prisoners,
who propose to confiscate his belongings.
"One of these possessions," Floyd
said, "is the uncompleted manuscript for
a novel called 'DonQuixole' Cervantes,
seeking to save it, proposes to offer a
defense in the form of an entertainment
which will explain himself and his
attitude toward life.
"The court agrees and Cervantes and
his manservant transform themselves into
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza and
proceed to play out the story with the
involvement and participation of the
prisoners as the other characters."
He added that Aldonza, the third main
character, is a serving girl who Quixote
and Sancho meet during their quest to
restore the age of chivalry.
"Quixote mistakes Aldonza, who is
little more than a trollop, for a fair lady
whom he must defend. It is through his
faith in her and his seeing her as a lady
that she eventually becomes a lady called
Floyd explained that the play will not
be presented in a strictly realistic manner.
He said that since much of the play is a
dramatization of events thai exist in
Quixote's imagination, it must be
presented both realistically and
"There is an abduction and rape
scene," he said, "that could be presented
in a number of different ways. We've
stylized the scene in a way that 1 believe
evokes a degree of terror and
apprehension, but at the same lime is not
obscene. Because of our stylization the
scene may seem more realistic than it has
in other productions where it was
Floyd said that although The Man of
La Mancha" contains much comedy and
farce, it docs have a very important
"What the play is trying to say," he
explained, "is that nothing is impossible
for the person who follows his dreams
and hopes in a quest for fulfillment.
'This message is best brought out in
the play's famous song The Impossible
At Nebraska talon
Persons who bought 1971 Cornhuskers
but weren't able to pick them up can do
so now in the Cornhuskcr office (Room
34 Nebraska Union) after 4:30 p.m.
The office will be open weekdays until
July I and after July 10.
Cornhuskers can also be purchased at
this time or from the Union mail desk or
the UtltVf rttv Bonkttore.
Fletcher: America's Progress In Space
Will Help Solve Earth Problems
The space program is perhaps the most
powerful tool that has emerged to enable
man to meet the challenges of life now
and in the future, said Dr. James C.
Fletcher, administrator of the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Dr. Fletcher delivered the Avery
Memorial Lecture Friday in the Nebraska
Union. He spoke before members of the
Palladian Literary Society and Phi Delta
"The success of our own technology ,'
Dr. Fletcher said, "especially in landing
men on the moon, has made us want to
solve many more of our human problems
But, he added, solving a lunar landing
is relatively simple compared with
preserving the ecology or solving urban
Dr. Fletches explained that the Apollo
mission was a straightforward scientific
and engineering problem, with clear goals.
'There were no people problems of
the kind that face state and federal
governments in saving the cities and the
ecology," he said. "Where a clear
consensus existed in Apollo, there is no
such consensus on solution of social and
The space program is directly involved
in trying to solve some of these complex
problems, Dr. Fletcher said. He added
that NASA currently has projects dealing
with pollution control, increased food
production, conservation of resources,
urban planning, discovery of fresh water
sources and advanced weather
"NASA has been developing a series of
space projects by which all mankind may
Someone 'shilling To Listen At
The Personal Crisis Service
By Nancy Stohs
NU Journalism Student
475-5171 is no ordinary telephone
number. Of course, it all depends on how
"ordinary" you consider suicide threats.
Joan Janicek, a Lincoln resident, dealt
calmly with such a case when her phone
rang late one night. Calling was a
middle-aged woman whose husband had
left her. Joan recalled:
"I tried to figure out where she was,
her phone number, anything about her. I
tried to get her to talk to her daughter. I
got very emotionally involved."
"I tried a lot of different
tactics ... I tried to tie her story in
very closely with personal feelings of my
own, to appeal to her as if I were her
daughter and she were my mother."
"Finally, her children woke up and she
had to leave the phone . . . Apparently
she didn't follow through with her suicide
It didn't just happen that Joan Janicek
spent 7Vi hours convincing a woman not
to take her life. Joan is a volunteer for
the Lincoln Personal Crisis Service, a
service whose purpose is "to provide
relief for persons under emotional
distress" by means of telephone.
The service was formed in April 1 970
by the Lincoln Regional Center and
related community agencies. Since the
service officially began last November, its
volunteers have listened to over 556
personal crises, according to the Rev.
George Edgar, president of its hoard of
The service deals with all sorts of
crises: suicide threats (there have been
about 10 in seven months), drug
problems, marriage problems and even
cases of unpopularity.
'If it's serious to the
person . . . who's to say that at his
point in their life it isn't very crucial?"
said Rev. Edgar.
The volunteers who deal with these
crucial problems are by no means
profcsionals. "What we want," Rev.
Edgar said, "is someone who's willing
primarily to listen, understand and help
the person solve the problem himself as
much as he can."
It's no surprise to find housewives,
biology teachers and high school students
playing the role of marriage counselor,
minister and psychiatrist. The only
requirement is that volunteers complete a
12-hour training course and attend
monthly in-service meetings.
But they have help. For each of the
five daily time blocks, two volunteers and
one professional are on duty at their
homes, waiting for relayed calls from a
If a volunteer feels he cannot handle a
case, he may refer the call to the
professional, usually a psychiatrist, or
have a three-way conversation.
In most cases, volunteers follow a
basic pattern of assistance. First, the
volunteer listens and helps the caller
define his problem. Next, he asks what
the person has already done to seek help.
Finally, he explores with the caller other
possible resources and suggests
community agencies for further help.
But this it not always so easy.
Volunteer Rick Thompson, a graduate
student in microbiology and Lincoln high
school teacher, said, "The toughest part is
trying to get people to talk -to open up to
Another volunteer, I incolnite Mary
Ann Guglcr, admitted to a feeling of
realize the benefits of space," Dr.
Fletcher explained. 'Three of the major
areas in which space technology are
already being applied to advance this
capability are in earth phenomena
observations, communication by satellite
Dr. Fletcher described three satellites
being developed by NASA in the areas
mentioned lbove: the Earth Resources
Technology Satellite, designed to survey
eath phenomena and help man
understand his ecology; the Applications
Technology Satellites, a series of
spacecraft in which experiments in
improved space communications,
navigation and meteorology are
performed; and Nimbus and Improved
Tiros, designed to advance weather data
"The Earth Resources Technology
program," he said, -'is intended to supply
a complete resources map of the United
States about every two weeks. This will
include crops, fresh water sources, likely
areas for mineral deposits, oil and natural
gas and many other types of information.
"Ecologists should be able to locate
soil erosion and pinpoint environmental
pollution wherever it occurs."
He added that the first two satellites
for this program are planned for launch in
1972 and 1973.
Dr. Fletcher explained that the
objectives of the Applications
Technology Satellites are to develop and
flight test a variety of technologies to
make practical use of space, and to
demonstrate promising concepts for space
He said that two of the spacecraft in
"You feel as if you actually can't help
them. But it's amazing that by discussing
the problem with someone else, they
often reach the answer to their own
According to Rev. Edger, many
distressed people call expecting a
clear-cut solution and are then angered by
the decisions they have to make. But the
service, Edgar said, is not "like Ann
Landers, who gives specific solutions to
According to Rev. Edgar, about two
new patients a week at the Lincoln
Southeast Psychiatric Clinic say they have
used the service. In addition, some people
have written or phoned their thanks to
the service. Volunteers, however, never
ask for callers' names.
Rev. Edgar said that overall, he felt the
program had definitely been a success,
even if just from the standpoint of the
experience it has given the volunteers.
To Thompson, the experience has
given "a sense that I am helping people. I
feel that I definitely have a need for that
sort of thing."
Rev. Edgar said he feels not enough
pelple know of the service, and added it
plans to expand its publicity. This will
include a downtown billboard, as well as
radio and TV advertising.
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"Sandy in a Confined Space," a sculpture by Richard Miller, will be
leaving the NU campus soon. A fund drive to collect the $12,000
necessary to buy the sculpture fell far short of the goal and the piece
will be shipped baok to its owner.
this series are to be launched in stationary
earth orbit in 1973 and 1975. They will
conduct experiments for community
broadcasting for education.
"Two important uses of these
satellites," he said, "will be the
transmission of educational and health
programming to a number of ground
receivers in the Rocky Mountain region
and in Alaska.
"A similar experiment is also planned
for India in which the Indian Government
will broadcast instructional TV programs
to some 5,000 villages.
At a news conference following the
lecture, Dr. Fletcher said:
-The United States will have a
capability comparable to the Soviet
manned Space Lab in 1973 through the
-U.S. scientists may be flying on the
Apollo 17 flight and will definitely be a
part of the Sky Lab flight.
-The United States and the Soviet
Union have agreet to set up specifications
which will allow a cooperative space
TUESDAY, JUNE 29
Festival-"Strangers on a Train
p.m., Nebraska Union.
All-State "History of American Music
and Dance" Concert. Orchestra, chorus,
soloists and dancers. 7:30 p.m., Kimball
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30
Pi Lambda Theta
a.m., Nebraska Union.
Luncheon. 1 1 :45
THURSDAY, JULY 1
Summer Film Series-"Rachel Rachel."
7:00 p.m., Nebraska Union.
All-State Final Outdoor Concert. 7:30
p.m., Sheldon Art Gallery.
FRIDAY, JULY 2
Final date for submitting masters
theses (at least one week before oral
Repertory Theatre-'The Man of La
Mancha." 8: 30 p.m., Howell Theatre.
SATURDAY, JULY 3
Repertory Theatre-'The Man of
Mancha." 8:30 p.m., Howell Theatre.
MONDAY, JULY 5
Classes not in session (Legal holiday.)
Repertory Theatre-'The Man of La
Mancha." 8:30 p.m., Howell Theatre.
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