The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, May 7, 1945

Common Ground (by Edward Chodorov; produced by Edward Choate). Playwright Chodorov is of value to the theater these days less for his gifts than for his guts. Knowing where reaction, repression and prejudice have led and can again lead the world, he exposes them with blunt, even brutal, words. Last season, in Decision, he slugged away at the menace of home-front fascism. In Common Ground he tests (a little late) the democratic spirit in the grip of Axis power. Democracy comes off better than the play.

Common Ground is about some U.S.O. entertainers captured by the enemy just before the liberation of...

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