The Theatre: Alice to the Rescue

Since 1926, with the exception of one sabbatical year, Eva Le Gallienne has been charging small admissions to see great plays at her Civic Repertory Theatre in Manhattan's out-of-the-way 14th Street. She has not been without kudos. In 1930 she produced Pulitzer Prizewinning Alison's House. As the years rolled by, intelligent folk who might go down to 14th Street twice a year to enjoy Chekhov or Ibsen, came to regard the Civic Repertory as complacently as they would the Public Library. But water is cherished when the well begins to run dry....

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