The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Oct. 17, 1932

Or Man Satan (by Donald Hey wood; Shillwood Productions, Inc., producer) is a Harlem composer's idea of Roark Bradford's idea of a Negro's idea of Biblical history. Playwright Heywood, author of dance tunes for Blackbirds, makes no effort to conceal his attempt to paraphrase super-successful The Green Pastures. Instead of having an old darky and a Sunday school class of pickaninnies to introduce the various scenes of his mystery play, he employs a Negro mammy and her son.

Instead of the central character being God, it is Satan (A. B. Comatheire) in...

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