Theatre: Best Plays in Manhattan: Apr. 16, 1928

These are the plays which, in the light of metropolitan criticism, seem most important.

SERIOUS

COQUETTE—Helen Hayes in the true tragedy of a small-town belle whose father causes her to commit suicide after her lover has seduced her (TIME, Nov. 21).

TWELVE THOUSAND—The history of the U. S. revolution transplanted to the palace of an unscrupulous Prussian Prince (TIME, March 26).

STRANGE INTERLUDE—Eugene O'Neill looks at a somewhat masochistic lady and the lovers who have not made her happy. Produced by the Theatre Guild, furnished with soliloquies and asides, played by Lynn Fontanne and...