The Theatre: CWA Plays

The unemployment problem for actors is more chronic than acute. Last week in Manhattan the CWA evolved a plan to aid actors without also lining the pockets of stage hands, producers, ushers and ticket speculators. Twelve plays including The First Year, She Stoops to Conquer, The Show-Off and The Late Christopher Bean were picked for production in high-school auditoriums. The action of each play had to take place in one set to avoid the expense of scene-shifting. Admission would be free. Actors would be paid from $25 to $35 per week out...

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