The Theater: Fun at New Hope

The play was nearly two years old. Including picture rights, it had earned around $750,000. Nevertheless, ticket scalpers were asking and getting $10 a head for opening-night seats, and the house was sold out for the whole run.

This answer to an advance man's prayer happened last week at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa. Reason for it was the appearance (for ten performances) of Authors George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, aided and sabotaged by tongue-tied Harpo Marx, in their Broadway hit play, The Man Who Came to Dinner.

Actor Kaufman, complete with spectacles, a wispy beard and a...

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