Mace & Crown
Volume 32 Number 5, Tuesday
October 06, 1992
Review: Who All Killed Cock Robin?
YVONNE DePALMA Mace & Crown Staff
English professor William Patrick is the author of 'Who All Killed Cock
Robin?", the play which kicked off this years Literary Festival. The play
will be performed on Oct. 4 and 5 in the Stables Theater from 7:30 - 9:30
p.m. as a benefit fundraiser for the Literary Festival. The play will
run through Oct 18.
The play, Who All Killed
Cock Robin?, opened Sunday night at the Stables Theater. Many would-be
theatre goers, who had not made reservations to the sold out show were
turned away at the door.
Who All Killed Cock Robin' provides a chilling look into a world where
hate, prejudice fear, aid censure rule. Although you'll find yourself
laughing at the funny caricatures the actor present the reality of their
existence is frightening 'The world in which the characters in the play
exist is not unlike a world in which people such Hitler or Stalin rule.
It is a place whew a very minute group of people make the rules for all.
These rules call for absolute adherence Non-conformity is punishable by
death Creativity is scorned The inhabitants Live in fear of breaking one
of the many rules or of being accused of wrong doing.
The leader of the ruling class is Mr. Evil. Actor Terry Jernigan powerfully
brings this character to life He shifts through personas arid moods effortlessly
Jernigan's performance on stage is mesmerizing-. He also portrays a character
known as Miss Treavle. This character provides much of the comic relief.
As frightening as Mr. Evil, Jernigan is as funny as Miss Treavle.