Pi Eta's seventy-first production, "Out of Line," is definitely not out of line. Opening last night before a large and convivial graduate audience at the clubhouse theatre off Winthrop Square, "Out of Line" like every show, had its ups and downs. But the occasional failure of the chorus to swing in step, and a few roughnesses in the dialogue were more than overbalanced by a fast moving tempo and an exceptional musical score. A unified plot, backed by well-turned bit parts, concerns the acquisition and rejuvenation of Updike Whipple University by a pair of modern men about town, played by Allen Mathis and Jack O'Neil.
One of the highlights of the show is Johnny Bunker's rendition of "Love Comes Easy to Me." Another of the female leads, Dick Whittemore, as "Stinky" sings what may well prove the best tune in the show, "You're My Big Idea." Bill Appel, as "Cupid," George Kuhn as "Lawyer Youtch," and Lee Foster as "Ellen" round out a humorous cast, while Charlie Morin and Lew Vorley stand out in the chorus.
For twelve years now the angular legs of Pi Eta have swung for Director Paul Anderson. Physiques and faces may change, but the show goes on and this year's promises to rank with his best.