The Theatre: Best Plays in Manhattan: Jan. 23, 1928

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

SERIOUS

COQUETTE—Helen Hayes uncannily excellent as a southern belle, careless with the love of others; destroyed by her own. (TIME, Nov. 21.)

PORGY—A Negro troupe giving the turbulent details of love, terror, and swift laughter of native life along the Charleston docks. (TIME, Oct. 24.)

Max Reinhardt's Season—Sovereign importations from Central Europe for those who can surmount the barrier of the German language. (TIME, Nov. 28, et seq.)

Other well regarded serious productions: ESCAPE; THE IRISH PLAYERS; Civic REPERTORY THEATRE;...

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