The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Apr. 13, 1931

Lady Behind the Moon is a sickly adolescent play using the set of Philip Barry's Hotel Universe. As members of a bogus, theatrical beau monde, the characters are compelled to deliver languid aphorisms in that dialect which substitutes "Berris" for Paris. The story is about a violinist whose fiancée marries "the most famous lover in Europe" because she believes the virtuoso has been philandering. On her wedding night, however, she relents, is understood and forgiven by the famed amorist, promised a speedy divorce.

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