The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Mar. 14, 1949

Two Blind Mice (by Samuel Spewack; produced by Archer King & Harrison Woodhull) launches a highly farcical broadside against Washington bureaucracy. The scene is the Office of Medicinal Herbs—a bureau which has been legally abolished about five years before the curtain rises. But, by some paperwork slipup, it was never actually killed off. Two old ladies (well played by Mabel Paige and Laura Pierpont) are still puttering about in it, carefully burning their paychecks and, for income, renting department space to a rumba teacher and a pants-presser. When a prankish newspaperman (played with...