Theatre: Best Plays in Manhattan: Feb. 20, 1928

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

SERIOUS

STRANGE INTERLUDE—The Theatre Guild explores the truthful wanderings of Eugene O'Neill's nine-act labyrinth (TIME, Feb. 13).

COQUETTE—Helen Hayes eventfully tearful in a tragedy of misplaced flirtation (TIME, Nov. 21).

PORGY—Again, the Theatre Guild. Low life Negroes chatteringly awake along the Charleston docks (TIME, Oct. 24).

Other well regarded serious plays are: ESCAPE, CAPONSACCHI; Civic Repertory Theatre Productions; BEHOLD, THE BRIDEGROOM.

MELODRAMA

INTERFERENCE—An immensely affable group of Londoners go into the little matter of a...