Best Plays in Manhattan: Mar. 19, 1928

SERIOUS

PORGY—Paul Robeson and other able Negroes acting a tragedy of the Charleston docks (TIME, Oct. 24).

COQUETTE—Death mocks a Southern flirt when she discovers love (TIME, Nov. 21)

STRANGE INTERLUDE—Eugene O'Neill's long story of lovelorn lady, complete, with asides and soliloquies, in nine acts (TIME, Feb. 13).

Other well-regarded serious plays: ESCAPE, Civic REPERTORY PRODUCTIONS, MARCO MILLIONS.

MELODRAMA

THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN—in the courtroom, a pretty girl gets away with murder (TIME, Oct. 3).

INTERFERENCE—In which poison is served as politely as a cocktail (TIME, Oct. 31).

THE SILENT HOUSE—Mongolian blood-spout, as bewildering, as dreadful,...

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