Theatre: New Plays: May 19, 1923

The Ethiopian Art Theatre. It was the avowed purpose of Mr. Raymond O'Neil, director of this group of Negro players, to develop his troupe along the lines of their own individual and racial characteristics rather than to train them into a smooth imitation of white-skinned actors. And here, it would seem, he has succeeded already—and should succeed to an even greater degree in the future. The first bill of their repertory season consists of a one-act curtain-raiser, The Chip Woman's Fortune, followed by Oscar Wilde's...

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