The Theater: New Playlets in Manhattan, May 24, 1948

Hope's the Thing (by Richard Harrity; produced by Eddie Dowling) was a rather rare event: an evening of playlets on Broadway by a man who had never had a play there. When the Experimental Theatre recently staged one-act plays by an assortment of playwrights, Harrity's Hope Is the Thing with Feathers* so ran away with the reviews that Producer Dowling offered Harrity a one-man show.

Unfortunately Feathers—a night-lighted study of bums in Central Park—was as superior to Harrity's other work as it had been to the other fellows'. About all Harrity's other work could boast...

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