The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Jan. 27, 1947

Little A (by Hugh White; produced by Sam Nasser) is a story of the turning worm—suddenly up against a hissing cobra. Little A, as middle-aged Aaron Storm is called, is a kindly, sensitive man who was first overshadowed by Big A, his tycoon father, then squashed by his contemptuous, ambitious wife. He has come to loathe her, and when he learns that their son is really his father's, he is spurred to action. Her world threatened, his wife speedily emerges a fine old-fashioned villainess, and Little A becomes melodrama with a big M. The curtain bangs down retributively on a woman...

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