The Theater: Cafe Brawl

Maxwell Anderson's 25th play, Truckline Cafe, reached Broadway last week. Without providing any excitement of its own, it managed to provoke quite a little.

Setting its scene in a populous diner along a California highway, Truckline Cafe takes a look at the dangling lives and dislocated marriages resulting from the war. It is most concerned with two couples: a former soldier who kills his unfaithful wife; a former soldier whose wife had believed him dead, taken a lover, then run away when she learned her husband was still alive. The husband tracks her down, but even after confessing his own infidelity, he...

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