Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Mar. 14, 1938

Haiti (by William Du Bois; produced by James R. Ullman under the auspices of the Federal Theatre). Last week Harlem stole some of Broadway's thunder. The Federal Theatre offered Haiti there with a half-white, half-Negro cast, and a half-white, half-Negro audience united in applauding it. The vivid set was the work of Perry Watkins, the only professional Negro stage designer in the U. S. Playwright Du Bois (Pagan Lady) has plundered— and partly falsified—history for a swift, swaggering, shoot-to-kill melodrama about the Haitian Negro uprising of 1802 under Henri Christophe.

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