Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Feb. 13, 1928

Strange Interlude. Culture climbers, scattered seafaring men, drama devotees, Germans, George Jean Nathan, common people eyed narrowly the first performance of the season's prodigy. Eugene Gladstone O'Neill's nine-acter was solemnized by the Theatre Guild. The play began at 5:15, ran until 7:30, took recess for hungry actor and audience, resumed at 9, discharged at 11:10.

The First Act. Nina, normal New England girl, loves Gordon, college hero, honest, compelling, gladiatorial. Her father, jealous of her love, persuades her to postpone marriage. Gordon goes to war, dies in...