Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Apr. 19, 1937

Excursion (by Victor Wolfson; John C. Wilson, producer) is the log of the S. S. Happiness, Obediah Rich, commanding. He and his vessel had grown old together and were both soon to be decommissioned. So he summoned his elder brother down from Yarmouth, got his passengers aboard, tooted his whistle and on a fine Sunday morning, with the sun high in the sky, Obediah (Whitford Kane) and the Happiness set out for their last cruise from Manhattan's 125th Street to Coney Island.

By the time the Happiness had returned to her pier on opening night,...

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