The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Dec. 9, 1946

No Exit (translated from the French of Jean-Paul Sartre by Paul Bowles; produced by Herman Levin & Oliver Smith) is laid in Hell. For famed Existentialist Writer Sartre, Hell is a series of cramped, ugly hotel rooms; in one of them he locks up for eternity three repellent evildoers—two women and a man.

The man (Claude Dauphin) is a Paris editor who had been shot as a collaborationist; one woman (Annabella) is a Lesbian who, with cold deliberation, wrecked a marriage; the other woman (Ruth Ford) is a shallow nymphomaniac who had murdered...

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