Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Nov. 13, 1933

Thunder on the Left (adapted by Jean Ferguson Black; Henry Forbes, producer). Christopher Morley's story, which 100,000 people have bought since it was published in 1925, is a strange and lovely book. One of the strangest qualities has now been revealed for the first time: it is adaptable to the stage.

Playwright Black begins her tender drama with the children's party, during which Martin evidences his desire to ''spy'' on grownups. In the next scene, pitched 20 years into the future, Martin gets his wish. During a weekend party given by his now...

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