Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Oct. 15, 1928

The Would-Be Gentleman is an excessively poor translation of Moliere's title Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme; the rest of the modernized adaptation with which Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre opened its season was not so strikingly bad but it somehow made the old farce act its age. Only the scene wherein M. Jourdain superintends ironic and Turkish nuptials is as funny as the arty members of the audience thought the rest to be.

L'Invitation au Voyage. Jean Jacques Bernard, who wrote the Civic Repertory's second opening qf the week, believes in suggestion rather...