Clipped From The Indianapolis News
Connie One Up on Book By WALTER W1IITW0RTH Patrick Dennis' novel about an addlepated and eccentric woman, who persistently followed followed every new fad, makes a more consistent ana more here, is the reason for the charm and for the hint of warmth. At any rate, her Auntie Mame seems irresponsible irresponsible rather than shallow and her interest in her young happen, and we silently ap plauded Miss Bennett for mak ing it happen co graciously. Yet, the abrupt and delight ed laughter heard all through the second act emerged inter amusing play than we thought nephew has an air of being mittently and not boisterously, possible. protective ramer man purely me initial goings on were Jerome Lawrence and Rob- Rob- fel'"e' . t. , strained, lacking in sponta-ert sponta-ert sponta-ert E. Lee have taken the Tne Auntie Mame or tne neityreservations not to be general idea of "Auntie noveI was frequently impos- impos- considered, once the curtain Mame" for their comedy of the same name, but have softened some of its cutting edges. The play came to the Murat Theater last night to remain all week. By making Auntie Mame less the kind of woman usual ly described in a one-syllable one-syllable one-syllable word not to be printed in a family newspaper and by making making her less outrageously vul gar, ' Lawrence and Lee have given her cnarm. Or maybe Constance Ben nett, who plays the title role I&PI 3451 W. 16th Poncing THEATRE RESTAURANT ME 6-3281 6-3281 6-3281 Nightly NOW! S sibly crude. Miss Bennett's Auntie Mame is simply given to the kind of extravagant impulses impulses that would never come to the minds of most women. To us, the stage Auntie Mame is infinitely more amusing than the woman of the printed page, especially in the second act. The first act of the comedy comes perilously close to carrying carrying a good deal of dead weight. Familiar as we were with this unexpected creature, we knew what was going to Butler, Jordan Students Schedule Weekend Events The coming weekend will rose a -second -second time. ' Anyway, Miss Bennett is freely given our best cheers, and some of those with her can borrow a bit of her laurel wreath. Bernice McLaughlin's broad comedy provokes a deal of what H. L. Mencken used to call "unbuttoned laughter." Harrison Hart is droll as the young Patrick, a confused youngster who looks on solemnly and imperturbably, as his aunt indulges in her most unrestrained antics. We also enjoyed Ann Sullivan, Yoji Matsuoka, Jane van Du-ser, Du-ser, Du-ser, Kendall Clark, Blaine Cordner, Tom Tyrrell, Fayne Blackburn, Michael Thomas (Patrick as a young man) and Dorothy Sefton, all of whom were sufficient to their pur poses.