The Theater: No Season in Washington

Theatrically, Washington had become the tank town of world capitals. The National Theater, the only legitimate house in town, had decided to run movies rather than obey the Actors' Equity ban on discrimination against Negroes (TIME, Aug. 9). Several willing impresarios were making no headway toward opening a playhouse. It appeared that Washington, for the first time in more than a century, would have no season at all.

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