Religion: Best Plays in Manhattan: Mar. 26, 1928

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

SERIOUS

PORGY—All the grim and gaudy details of black tragedy, superbly directed, brilliantly played by a colored cast (TIME, Oct. 24).

COQUETTE—Helen Hayes as a Southern girl whose father murders the man she really loves (TIME, Nov. 21).

STRANGE INTERLUDE—Eugene O'Neill's nine act play about a lady whose three lovers cannot make her happy (TIME, Feb. 13).

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

MELODRAMA

THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN—A chorus girl crosses her knees in a court...