The Theatre: Straw Hat Season

No plays opened on Broadway last week. None had opened for a fortnight nor would for two months. For, the sun having swung south from the Tropic of Cancer, the U. S. Drama swung out across the city limits.* In a hundred remodeled barns, churches and casinos, on college campuses and at amusement parks, several thousand professional, semiprofessional and amateur performers greased up and caught their cues as the summer theatre season got under way.

There are a few summer theatres in the U. S. that are more than 30 years old....

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