Theatre: Show Business: Nov. 28, 1938

¶ Last week Tobacco Road played in Augusta, Ga., a few miles from the play's locale. To get the price of a gallery seat Tobacco Readers industriously picked beans, Playwright Erskine Caldwell's father, the Rev. Ira Sylvester Caldwell, shepherded them to Augusta for the show.

They applauded loudly, and many saw it twice. For Augusta, it was the first professional play in nearly five years; for most sharecroppers, the first of their lives.

¶ Headed for Broadway in an 88-year-old play, Herod and Mariamne, Katharine Cornell ended its run in Washington last week after...

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