The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Nov. 6, 1944

Snafu (by Louis Solomon and Harold Buchman; produced by George Abbott) is kid stuff that will flourish at the box office though it often falters on the stage. Telling of a 15-year-old war hero who is shipped home from the Pacific when his age is discovered, Snafu finds its fun in Ronald's thorny return to civilian life.

Too knowing for his age but too young for his knowledge, Ronald (nicely played by Billy Redfield) quickly collides with his parents and the school system, sex and the police force — and then with anything that...

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