The Theater: The Laurels

After Novelist Carson McCullers turned her The Member of the Wedding into a play (TIME, Jan. 16), the script languished in producers' offices for three years. One producer suggested to the 33-year-old Georgian that she tear it up and try something else. Last week, its 13th on Broadway, Mrs. McCullers' drama about a sensitive twelve-year-old girl's entry into adolescence won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award as the best of the season. The award was a scro' l which box-office men figured was worth an extra advance sale of $150,000.

As the best foreign play, the Manhattan critics chose T. S....