The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan: Nov. 30, 1936

Johnny Johnson (words by Paul Green, music by Kurt Weill; Group Theatre, producer) is described by its authors as "a legend." It is also a fable, a fantasy, a dream of peace and goodwill stated in terms so simple and childlike that, while it may irritate the sophisticated, it should please the pure in heart.

Johnny Johnson should also appeal to playgoers interested in seeing some of the theatre's traditional dimensions torn out and enlarged. Playwright Green, who supplied the Group with its first play, The House of Connelly, and fugitive German composer Weill,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!