Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Dec. 11, 1933

Peace on Earth (by George Sklar and Albert Maltz; produced by the Theatre Union) is another clumsy propaganda play dedicated to the proposition that capitalism is a shell game. Its authors, Yalemen, take a mild, busy college professor (Robert Keith) as their representative of the Right. They persuade him a little toward the Left, involve him with stevedores striking against War, with Communists, with a radical friend who is murdered by the Interests. Tarred with the Left brush, he is crushed by his onetime comrades of the Right. His college classmates, holding a reunion,...

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