The Theatre: Mr. Green & Mr. Bean

In Georgia this month an all-Negro troupe pitched its tent for a ten-month road tour. As familiar throughout the South as a statue of Robert E. Lee, Silas Green from New Orleans claims that this is its 51st year on the road; oldtimers can remember it for at least 38. Part revue, part musicomedy, part minstrel show, it tells, season after season, of the adventures of two Negroes, short, coal-black Silas Green and tall, tannish Lilas Bean. For years the show never bothered to change its plot. When the public finally started to yawn,...

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