The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Dec. 8, 1952

Time Out for Ginger (by Ronald Alexander) has a pretty familiar setup: a middle-class household of mother, father, outspoken servant and three teen-age girls. The fillip is that the youngest junior miss behaves like a junior mister and goes out for the high-school football team. Father, between having always wanted a son and having recently declaimed in public that the young should be free to do what they want, first sportingly and then stubbornly backs Ginger up. Soon the whole town's talking; next father's job at the bank is endangered. Fortunately Ginger, once she has scored a touchdown, goes swiftly feminine...

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