The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Feb. 27, 1950

Come Back, Little Sheba (by William Inge; produced by the Theatre Guild) tells of a couple, married for 20 years, who should never have married at all. Doc had gotten Lola into trouble; afterwards the baby died, and the sexy, good-natured, empty-headed girl turned into a shiftless housewife, her mind on men, her thoughts in the past. Doc wound up not a doctor, but a chiropractor, and (until Alcoholics Anonymous took over) a drunk. His career blighted, his emotions blunted, he half sleepwalks through life. Then, discovering that their college-girl boarder is turning, like Lola, into a slut, he goes on...

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