Theatre: Best Plays in Manhattan: Dec. 19, 1927

SERIOUS COQUETTE—Love ferrets out a flirt's (Helen Hayes) heart and breaks it.

CIVIC REPERTORY THEATRE—Where best plays for lowest prices are performed.

THE LETTER—Katharine Cornell empties a pistol into a faithless lover and a breaking heart into an evening that tells why.

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE—Norwegian philosophies of formidable Henrik Ibsen proudly spoken by Walter Hampden.

PORGY—Negro laughter and death along the Charleston docks.

MAX REINHARDT'S SEASON—An alien tongue (German) speaks in the international linguistics of the theatre.

MELODRAMA

INTERFERENCE—English actors agreeably cool and collected as a girl takes prussic acid.

BROADWAY—First...

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