Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Jan. 17, 1938

Time and the Conways (by J. B.

Priestley; produced by Crosby Gaige). Author John Boynton Priestley is a blunt Yorkshireman who has written several popular books, of late years has turned to playwriting. Three of his plays are currently on the London stage. Last week one of them,*another attempt to dramatize that old riddle, time, failed to impress Manhattan audiences either as drama or as metaphysics. Time and the Conways was like a heavy slab of Yorkshire pudding with no roast beef.

Novelist Priestley has said that "the audience will accept almost anything during...