Theater: New Plays in Manhattan: Apr. 8, 1935

Till the Day I Die & Waiting for Lefty (by Clifford Odets; Group Theatre, producer). If an out-of-towner had visited Manhattan last week and on three successive evenings chanced to attend the Theatre Union's Black Pit (TIME, April 1), the Group Theatre's Awake and Sing! (TIME, March 4) and its new double bill, he would probably have gone home with the bewildering conviction that the New York stage had traded the sock & buskin of entertainment for the gavel of Reform.

Playwright Odets' Awake and Sing!, the tale of a family of disadvantaged...

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