The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Feb. 15, 1943

Counterattack (adapted from the Russian of Ilya Vershinin and Mikhail Ruderman by Janet and Philip Stevenson; produced by Lee Sabinson) is a play about Russians and Nazis that could just as well be about cops & robbers. For three acts a Russian corporal and private stand guard —in a claustrophobic cellar whose entrance caves in—over seven disarmed but wily Nazis and a German nurse. Because they cannot find out which Nazi is the officer they have been ordered to bring back alive, the Russians must hold their rebellious, scheming prisoners rather than shoot...

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