The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, May 26, 1982, Page 7, Image 7

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    FRAULEIN DOKTOR VON ZAHND (Patricia
Latham) comforts ‘Albert Einstein’ (Victor
Toman).
Play review
‘SIR ISAAC NEWTON’ (Sean Carlson) tidies up for his guests (Rodger Price, Angie
Patterson).
Staff Photos by Duane Hiersche
‘Physicists’ unusual
for College theater
By Peggy Conrad
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A MICHAEL DEELEY-RIDLEY SCOTT PRODUCTION
STARRING HARRISON FORD
in BLADE RUNNER" with RUTGER HAUER SEAN YOUNG
EDWARD JAMES OLMOS screenplay by HAMPTON FANCHER and DAVID PEOPLES
executive producers BRIAN KELLY and HAMPTON FANCHER visual effects by DOUG LAS TRUMBULL
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The Physicists opened its six performance run
Friday, May 22 and when the final curtain rang down I
was, for the most part, favorably impressed.
The action takes place in a private sanitarium and
centers on the lives of three inmates, “Mobius” (Neil
Hass), “Einstein” (Victor Toman), and “Newton”
(Sean Carlson). As the action unfolds, however, we
discover that everyone is not who he/she appears to
be.
Everything, from accepting life in the sanitarium
to murder are done to protect one’s identity. These
identity twists help the play move along at a favorable
pace. But there are some tedious dialogue scenes;
more the fault of the playwright than the actors.
The best action occurs when the three physicists
are on stage together. Toman as “Einstein” is brilliant.
If he continues to pursue his craft, Mr. Toman will
greatly enrich the theater realm. “Newton” is also a
gay delight because of the comedic talent of Carlson.
The third side of the tipped triangle is “Mobius” por­
trayed by Hass with determined alacrity and true in­
sight to character study.
Less impressive were Patricia Latham as
“Frauline Doktor” who seemed uninspired and slightly
off-track and “Police Inspector Voss” (Roger Price)
who had a tendency to push his character. Both of
these impressions, however, could be written off as
opening night jitters.
The entire ensemble of supporting players, as in
most productions, breeze in and out and refresh the
action. They are responsible for staving off scenes on
the edge of staleness more than once. Special mention
goes to Ed De Grauw (Sievers) and ten year old John
Mills (Jorg-Lukas) who, in their stage debuts, are com­
mendable.
I was especially taken with the special effects. In
several instances I had to remind myself I was wat­
ching life theater and not a movie where special effects
come easier. My compliments to all who assisted in
their design and function in any way.
The costumes were bizarre, yet innovative. They
made me uncomfortable at first because they were
anything but traditional. Thus they fit very well into the
science-fiction-fantasy aura that surrounds this pro­
duction.
Once again, David-Smith-English and his crew
have put together a set that is better constructed and
more ascetic than some houses I have been in. Take
notice, Hollywood, this man has talent.
It is very difficult to say anymore about this show
without giving away any of its surprises. However, the
perfect ending to the show comes approximately ten
minutes before it is actually over, with the clinking of
the three physicist’s wine glasses. \
On the whole, the time and money are well
spent. Jack Shields is to be applauded for choosing to
do something a little out of the ordinary for college
theater. History was rarely this much fun or this
depressing.
The Physicists continues its run June 3, 4, and E
with curtain at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $3 for adults.
$2 for students and $1 for CCC students.
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