Best Plays in Manhattan: Jul. 9, 1928

These are the plays which, in the light of metropolitan criticism, seem most important.

Best Plays in Manhattan

SERIOUS

PORGY—Negro tragedy made lively by the acting of a cast whose color will not run, under the superb direction of Rouben Mamoulian (TIME, Oct. 24).

COQUETTE—Helen Hayes making every-one cry in a play that contradicts some of the lilac legends about boys and girls in Dixie (TIME, Nov. 21).

STRANGE INTERLUDE—Eugene O'Neill's prolonged diagnosis of ills the flesh and the mind are heir to (TIME, Feb. 13).

MELODRAMA

THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN—High pressure who-did-it proceedings, in which a chorus girl...