January 28, 1997
Volume 43 No. 19


News in Brief: Kelly's the Name; Correction
Provost's Cup
Council: New Moderator, Progress Reports
Professor Cope: A Price on His Head
MLK Memorial Awards
Funds for German-American Research
Speaking Out: Donate Leave?
Council: Provost's Address
W-2 for 1996

COMPASS Features
-- Ebonics: Q & A with Dr. Labov
-- Rev. Butts at the King Memorial
-- Dr. Sugrue on a City's Woes
-- Award to Penn/Spruce Hill Venture
-- Penn Helps Fire Victims

Council: Call for Volunteers
Pullout: February at Penn

Performing at Penn: With over 35 student performing arts groups now active on campus, Penn comes out of the winter doldrums each spring even before Punxatawny Phil checks out his shadow. This week the Mask and Wig Club, the oldest all-male collegiate comedy troupe in the country, opens its 109th annual run with Mystery Repeats Itself at the Club House on Quince Street (Thursday, Friday, and an already sold-out Saturday night). Playing the same three late-in-the-week nights throughout February, the troupe comes to campus for two shows in March, then goes back to the Club House for shows the first week of April.

Meanwhile, the Law School Light Opera Company stages Guys and Dolls at the Annenberg School Theatre, February 13-15, and the Glee Club presents an original Broadway-style musical revue, Treble in Paradise, at Zellerbach February 20-22. For more on these and other performing arts, pull out February at Penn.

Below, the Mask & Wig's first-act finale, Just a Little Bit Off, features Mark Milstein as the stripper who can't quite bare it all, surrounded by tap-dancers (from left) Elliot Williams, C '98; Benjy Grinberg, C '00; David Baronoff, C '99; Jeff Klein, W '97; Francis Englert, C '99; Robert Palacios, W '00; Michael Ciani, W '97; Richard Hollman, C '99; Knox Peden, C '99; and Matt Johnson, C '99. At right, Milstein again in This Song is About Jack. Photos by Jeffrey Hurok.

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