Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Dec. 19, 1938

Here Come the Clowns (by Philip Barry; produced by Eddie Dowling) is not, as the title suggests, a lighthearted comedy, but the bitter, twisted story of a modern Job. Sceneshifter Dan Clancy (Eddie Dowling) has been blinded in one eye, has lost his home, his job, his child, and been deserted by his wife. Literally searching for God to find an answer to his sufferings, he stumbles on a group of vaudevillians in a speakeasy. One of them has the sinister talent of worming the truth out of people, and drags from a dwarf...

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