The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Jan. 8, 1945

Trio (adapted by Dorothy and Howard Baker from Mrs. Baker's novel; produced by Lee Sabinson) had a hard time reaching Broadway — not only because of the theater shortage, but because of censorship fears over its Lesbian theme. For two months nervous theater-owners (i.e., the Shuberts, who control virtually all of Broadway's theaters) kept its housing problems as snarled up as the lives of its characters.

Now that the play is safely lodged in the independently operated Belasco, Trio does not invite condemnation. A serious study of a young girl pinioned by a dominating...

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