Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: May 14, 1934

Jig Saw (by Dawn Powell; Theatre Guild, producer) is a glib little pastiche which ends the Theatre Guild's 16th season, brings minuscule Ernest Truex and fluttery Spring Byington into the organization for the first time. Miss Powell is better known for her novels (She Walks in Beauty) than for her dramatic works (Big Night). And she is pitiably outclassed when compared to such Guild comic artists as S. N. Behrman, Ferenc Molnar and George Bernard Shaw. Although Jig Saw is utterly without significance and woefully short on plot, it abounds in witty if...

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