The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 04, 1975, Image 7

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After 64 years THE BATTALION WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 1975 Page 7 Granbury opera house opening doors again A drama production company, which boasts a backbone of 19 Tarle- ton State University student-actors, will open the doors of the 90-year old Granbury Opera House June 19 for the first time since 1911. The students and the season’s productions will be directed by Mary Jane Mingus, director of drama at Tarleton State University. They are serving an internship by their participation which nets them 12 hours of college drama credit and a wealth of experience. Currently, the Tarleton players can be found ankle deep in sawdust or dizzily perched in the rafters of the 1886 opera house as they ready for the first of four shows this sum mer. The June 19 grand opening will be a musical melodrama enti tled “Gold in the Hills.” Mrs. Mingus’ group is wiring lights, making costumes, painting sets and even selling advertising to culminate a community effort that resurrected the beautiful old opera house from a roofless shell. Local businessmen and artisans gutted the building and built it from the ground up. Irreplacable window frames were done by hand in a local cabinet shop and donations and equipment came from every sector. One of the ramrods of the restora tion, Joe Nutt said that “I can’t stress enough how this was the re sult of everyone’s work. I’ve never seen people unite and pull together like this. The townspeople got the opera house up but they still needed a production company. This is where Mrs. Mingus, the Granbury Opera Company, and Tarleton State Uni versity joined to offer a program of acting experience and college credit while acting in a professional sum mer stock company. “Of course acting is just a portion of the kids’ experience, ’ said Min gus. “By the end of the summer they will have done everything from stage directing to lighting. “For the students this is a chance to expose themselves in the profes sional theater in a company run like the professional theater, she exp lained. “And, of course, doing four shows back to back will test their abilities and make them work. “They will be totally saturated by the 12 hours of courses and the shows so the group will soon find out if the craft is for them,” Mingus chuckled. “This increased interest from Granbury and our arrangement for the summer stock is really going to put us in the big time,” Mingus said of the drama department with pride. “Granbury has given us an open door to draw students. ” Mingus is not in it alone though. JoAnn Miller, a native of Arp, is directing the restoration of the opera house. She is a nightclub en tertainer and began her career as a singer with Tommy Dorsey’s Band. Last year she appeared in Dallas dinner theater productions. The students from Tarleton are surrounded by even more of the past than they bargained for. They □aiSKAGGS \ Talbertsons ^ DRUGS & FOODS J fl£BK 1 w 111 " 3 s' IENER5 •V GLOVER'S FINEST 12 OZ. PKG — ^GLOVER'S ALL MEAT i bologna £68 c BEKUM:::. 88° DECKER QUALITY JUMBO FRANKS „ 99 c GORTONS ^nni FISH STICKS £l 89 l BONELESS TOP - USDA CHOICE BEEF ^ ROUND STEAK I 88 BONELESS BOTTOM USDA CHOICE BEEF . , ROUND ROAST T J 78 SKAGGS ALBERTSON'S SLICES AMERICAN SLICED CHEESE =l98 c I FRESH FROZEN ^ WATFISH FILLETS 5«i§ga_ V is - _ - #•- *IL m J/ :? -" m m*. ..v '""Si*:- m J? % SMOKED WATER ADDED 6 TO 8 LB. AVERAGE SLICED PICNICS YELLOW CLING SLICES OR HALVES PEACHES JANET LEE 29 OZ. TIN FAMILY SCOTT BATHROOM TISSUE 4 ROLL PKG. ROYAL -ALL FLAVORS GELATIN 3 OZ. PKG. 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TIL MIDNITE SUNDAY are housed for the summer in the “Mill House which even predates the opera house. This piece of Tex- anna is also being restored while it serves as a dormitory for the actors. The rest of the summer schedule for the TSU players includes: July 10-27, a farce comedy with music, “Charlie’s Aunt;” July 31-August 17, a 1776 comedy, “Pursuit of Happiness,” and August 21-September 7, a hit musical com edy, “Once Upon a Mattress.” Rehearsals begin for dinner theater Rehearsals started Tuesday for the Aggie Players’ dinner theater production of “What The Butler Saw.” A six-member cast and crews under Director Bob Wenck have three weeks to prepare the play. It will be presented June 26-27 and July 1-2 in the Memorial Stu dent Center Ballroom by the MSC Summer Directorate. Tickets will go on sale soon at the Rudder Center box office. The ducats will be $6 per student; $8, non-student. Cast Monday in “What the Butler Saw” were Craig McIntosh of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Dana Herell, Mid land; Cheri Lindquist, College Sta tion; Frank Staggs, Laredo; Alan Shinkman, Scranton, Pa.; and Steve Kiser, Midland. They will portray, respectively, Dr. Prentice, Geraldine Barclay, Mrs. Prentice, Nicholas Beckett, Dr. Ranee and Sergeant Match. The Joe Orton play deals with the antics of a psychiatrist. Kathi Cowgill will serve as assis tant director and stage manager for the production, first of two planned this summer at Texas A&M Univer sity. “What The Butler Saw” is the first cooperative undertaking of the Aggie Players and MSC. “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown is billed for the second production. Previously a regular semester ac tivity, the Aggie Players is the TAMU student company that oper ates in conjunction with the Theater Arts Section of the English De partment. Wenck is in charge of the section. Prairie View researchers helping NASA Researchers at Prairie View A&M are helping NASA fine-tune its satellite images of wheat growing below. From such adjustments, NASA satellites circling the globe some day may be able to tell who’s growing crops, where they are and how they are doing. A first-year crop of wheat has been planted, bordered by bare soil to isolate readings and eliminate in terference. “Since wheat is a basic human and animal food crop, it would be expe dient to study it in terms of its growth and morphological charac teristics periodically throughout the life cycle, under both optimum and stress conditions, note the resear chers. Aside from that valuable informa tion, the team will also lie feeding information to NASA computers so that a satellite that is making three trips a day over the wheat can adjust its images to a number of variables. A myriad of factors face the in frared sensors on the fly-by. A canopy of wheat gives off different temperatures according to its growth, age, water and soil condi tions, the relative humidity, wind velocity and time of day. This is the first crop under the project, although the planners hope for three sequential plantings under both moisture-stress and adequate water conditions. With such information, satellites may be adjusted in the future to look down on the earth and record where the world’s wheat crop is growing, who is growing it and how the crop is faring. Library contest offers cash for collectors Cash prizes of 100 dollars will be presented to the winners of the third annual student hook collector’s contest at TAMU. Sponsored by The Friends of the TAMU Library, the contest will begin at the start of the fall semes ter. Entries will be judged on the basis of 25 selections from each individual’s collection. An anno tated bibliography and short de scriptive statement about the col lection are necessary to enter. Contest guidelines also state that entries should represent a specific theme.