"Spotted Pony" Opens Tonight

Fullerton College Hornet  - Staff Writer - Friday, March 5th, 1965

Mr. Richard Thompson's ''Spotted Pony, Indian Brave'' begins tonight at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre and will run March 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20. Although tickets for the first three performances are reported sold out, tickets for following performances are available through the d r a m a department and Irma Garner in the Dean's Office for 50 cents.

The play is geared for children between the ages of 4 and 12 and is the story of a young Indian brave and the tests of kindness and bravery that he must pass to make him a fit chief for his tribe.

The sets have been built in a terraced style to give a three-dimensional affect more realistic for the children viewing the play.

According to Miss Mary Knaus, assistant director, this drama production should be the best yet in the drama department's Children's Theatre attempts. Miss Knaus, a fourth semester Theater Arts major who plans to teach drama on a high school or college level, has participated in many of FJC's productions as well as in Chapman College's Shakespearian Festival and Whittier Junior Theater.

Rick McGill ("Spotted Pony") has worked in such productions as ''Cheaper By The Dozen'', ''Spring Daze", ·'Meet Me In St. Louis'' and the Hollywood production of "The Drunkard" as well as trouping with a summer stock group of the same play. He considers the FJC drama program ''the best I've ever had!" and plans a career in the professional theater.

·Although Wendy McCue, (''Morning Dove") has had no professional experience, her interest in the theater stems fmm the fact that her mother was a member of the New York City Ballet Company. Wendy worked back stage on "Taming of the Shrew' and "Amahl and the Night Visitors''.

Janie Briggs, who will play the part of ''The Spirit of the Rainbow", played the role of Bianca in the fall production of "Taming of the Shrew'' and the lead in "Little Moon of Alban'' in her senior year at La Habra High School.

Completing the lead roles are Pierce Venable as the ''Rattlesnake God" and Dick Sanderson

as "Chief Big Pine."