Best Plays in Manhattan: Apr. 9, 1928

SERIOUS

COQUETTE—A frail beauty in a small southern town disobeys her father, falls in love, commits suicide. Helen Hayes is the girl (TIME, Nov. 21).

STRANGE INTERLUDE—The Theatre Guild unveils Eugene O'Neill's nine act monument to a neurotic lady and the lovers who have failed to make her happy (TIME, Feb. 13).

TWELVE THOUSAND—Mary Ellis handsomely illustrating a demure and determined paragraph out of the unwritten history of Europe (TIME, March 26).

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

MELODRAMA

THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN—In the capacity of jury, the audience hears about a chorus girl who is guilty of much but not...