The Theatre: New Plays: Apr. 7, 1924

Across the Street. Apparently the rural drama is out to obliterate sex. That is the impression one gains from this new play of the small town. Author Purdy, won with his comedy-drama the prize of $500 offered by the Chautauqua circuit for the best play without sex; he earned every nickel of it. He walks around that tabooed subject more carefully than a cat around a saucer of cream.

Whatever love story is in the piece is let loose early and gotten over with hurriedly, as if the author suspected that something embarrassing...

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