The Theatre: August Forecast

A vast difference lies between those people who work in Manhattan theatres in July and those who work in August. July is the lean theatrical month. Then it is that lowly, hopeful playwrights take advantage of the heat, the consequent emptiness and availability of theatres. They present their dubious plays with groups of actors who cannot afford to be particular.

August, however, is unofficially recognized as the first month of the new season. Established dramatic chefs then send out appetizers, begin to announce the rich fare which is to follow. NowaDays, first play...

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