Theatre: Cocteau's Oedipus

While the Broadway air twangs with the sobs of commercial producers launching flops and losing money, many real theatre-lovers this season are going off by themselves to experiment with unusual plays. Typical is The Play Room Club, sponsored by Maxwell Anderson, Brock Pemberton et al. Planning to present five plays throughout the season, admitting only members and their guests, the club last week led off with The Infernal Machine by Jean Cocteau, adapted by Carl Wildman.

In a brick-walled room that was once a foundry, seated on 65 folding chairs, the audience...

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