The Theatre: New Plays In Manhattan: Apr. 29, 1940

Heavenly Express (by Albert Bein; produced by Kermit Bloomgarden). In recent years playwrights have been busy pulling the lids off coffins. Heavenly Express plays along with On Borrowed Time, Death Takes a Holiday, The Fabulous Invalid, Liliom, Outward Bound—this time dressing Death up as a hobo.

The Overland Kid, a stiff who was killed falling off a fast freight, returns to earth as Advance Ticket Taker for the Heavenly Express, a ghost train. Since the Heavenly Express elects to use the tracks of the Santa Fe, it causes quite a commotion in roundhouse circles.

Part of an old hobo legend, the Heavenly Express...

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