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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 18, 1974)
thursday, april 18, 1974
lincoln, nebraska vol. 97, no. 47
Weekend offerings in theater
i ncl ud e m usical , m i m 1st, play
By Dennis ElSermeier
For students with a fondness for the theater,
this weekend should prove a delight:
Thursday through Saturday pantomimist
Mich Sgroi will be on campus giving master
classes, informal performances and a "Mime
Nite" Saturday at 8 p.m.
Ana to!, a laboratory show, opens Friday and
runs through Monday.
At the Nebraska Union there will be a
production of the musical comedy Once Upon
a Ma tress, Sunday through Tuesday.
Sgroi studied mime at Marcel Marceau's
Internationale Ecole de Mime in Paris and
boasts a substantial and varied stage experience.
He has , acted professionally, directed, taught
theater and mime in addition to playing roles
On television and in movies.
This summer, Sgroi will be an artist in
residence at the St. Charles Theater and
Playhouse in St. Charles, Mo.
Taking ideas from such sources as
Shakespeare, Herman Hesse and popular
television programs, Sgroi seeks to express the
h jmorous, the fantastic and the satirical.
While in Lincoln he will give two master
classes and two informal ' performances in
addition to the "Mima Nite" at Kimball
Rectitai Hall. Admission to the "Mime Nite'
Written over a span of several years, Anatol
is an episodic character study of a Viennese
The playwrite, Arthur Schnitzler, wrote the
play one act a a time and produced them
separately. Each of the five acts are scenes from
the love life of Anatol.
Schnitzler, a famous psychiatrist in Vienna
around the turn of the century, was a close
friend and colleague of Sigmund Freud.
Anatol is a situation comedy that is not only
thoroughly wrought out psychological study
but is also a strong comment on the decadence
of the Viennese upper class at the end of the
The comedy lies in Anatol's tendency to
fantasize far beyond reality and in his
sometimes grim, sometimes riotous dealings
with the five women in the play.
Anatol's character is set in contrast with his
close friend and confidant, Max. Max is level
headed, intellectual and modest. He often finds
himself exasperated by Anatol's fantasies and
See Theater, Page 9.
The play, Anatol, is one of three theater
productions on campus this weekend.
inflation, dollat ' devaluation take toll on travel
By Charles Johnson
With the devaluation of the dollar
and rising inflation, traveling to
Europe has become more expensive.
However, by cutting costs in certain
areas, a student stii! can afford the
trip, according to Zoya Zeman,
. coordinator' , f the -JUNL,-Over$ea$-
Opportunity Center. The Overseas
Opportunity Center and the Flights &
Study Tours office both are located in
the Nebraska Union to help students
plan overseas travel.
The greatest expense of a European
trip often Is the transportation cost.
Overseas transportation costs can be
defrayed by taking low cost charter
flights, using Transatlantic Youth
Fares by plane or Transatlantic
Student Fares by ship.
Each winter and spring University
of Nebraska charter flights are
Three-credit-hour courses are
offered In conjunction with each
flight. This spring's flight leaves
Lincoln May. 20 for London and
returns June 9.
Transatlantic Youth Fares
; available for anyone under 24, but
during the main tourist season charter
flights are less expensive.
When traveling in Europe, "Trains
are the basic mode of transportation,"
Zeman said. In Britain, rail passes are
available for anyone under 23. On the
rrconiiftentf t he-least expensive-way to
travel Is with a Rail Europe Junior
Pass, for those under 21, The pass,
available for $1 , gives a 24 discount
or rail fares.
For students with an International
Student Identity Card, (ISIC) special
student trains and Student Railpasses
An ISIC allows students to travel
through various European countries on
the special trains and to order a
Student Railpass, which is good for
two months of unlimited second class
travel in 3 European countries at a
cost of $165.
The ISIC is valid for a maximum of
1 5 months. The card is available for $2
from the Overseas Opportunity
Center, it entitles students to reduced
rates at theaters, museums and
restaurants throughout Europe. Other
benefits are student hostels and
restaurants. Full-time student status is
required to get a card.
Hitchhiking still is acceptable in
Europe, according to Zeman. She said
couples or a single male with little
baggage are the most likely persons to
-be picked up. -. - - .
Travelers accustomed to comfort
can obtain a First Class Eurailpass for
train travel throughout Europe. A
"21-day pass costs $165. Zeman
cautioned that it's worth the cost only
if one does a lot of traveling.
"Bicycles, cars and motorcycles are
easily rented," Zeman said. "You can
buy them- and it's still cheaper to
buy them overseas and ship them
When sightseeing in large cities, she
said, avoid taxis and take the subways.
"Do whatever the natives do, and
you'll ssve money," she said in regard
For help finding places to eat and
sleep Inexpensively, Zeman
recommended Let's Go: The Student
Guide to Europe, by the Harvard
Student Agencies, and Europe on $5
and $10 a Day, by Arthur Frommer.
Both books give names of inexpensive
places to eat, sleep and shop.
The cheapest type ot lodging is
campins, Zeman said. Campsites are
found throughout Europe and are
available to student travelers.
conveniences you're used to," said
Zeman referring to facilities offered by
low cost hostels.
Regarding food she said, "Eat as
the European people eat, as much as
you possibly can, in order to save
money' ' ' , .
She recommended buying food in
local shops to cook in the hostel's
kitchens or buying food that needs no
"If you're a student with and ID,
you can get a hot meal for about 50
cents in a student cafeteria at a
university," she said.
Breakfast comes with the room in
most places, she said. It consists of
rolls and tea or coffee.
"And you can get
anywhere," she added.
Low cost restaurants are
European travel guidebooks.
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Transportation is often th3 mcst expensive pert of traveling
lodging and a chance to meet other
traveling students. An International
Youth Hostel Pass, available for $10,
allows one to lodge at a cost of 50
cents to $2 a night. Hostels do have
disadvaiTitagss, however. There are
curfews, some as early as 10 p.m., and
alcohol and smoking are prohibited.
Student Hostels offer an alternative
to t?f regulations of the Youth
Hostels. They cost from $3.50 to $4
for students with an ISIC.
Pensions provide lodging for
nonstudents at low cost. They are
small and usually run by a family.
Prices range from $3 to $8 a night,
according to Zeman, Tourist class
hotels also are available.
"If you're traveling Inexpensively,
.you'll have to give up some of the
. "Tipping is required," Zeman said.
"Very often it's written Into the bill."
The least expensive countries to
visit are Greece, Portugal, Spain,
Turkey, Italy and the countries of
Eastern Europe, according to Let's
Go: A Student Guide to Europe,
Sea ndanavia, Germany and
Switzerland are listed as the most
expensive. France, Austria, Belgium
and Britain are a step below.
Alternatives to conventional travel
tours through fcurope include overseas
employment and study abroad. A
booklet published by the Overseas
Opportunity Center states, "Working
in a foreign country can be an
excellent way to come to enjoy and
understand a people ' and their
However, one must realize that
European wages are extremely low and
hours are long and erratic. One rarely
can earn more than $1 an hour, and
usually it Is much less, according to
Programs for study abroad are
offered by UNL and most major
universities. Program descriptions are
available at the Institute for
International Studies and at the
Overseas Opportunity Center.
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