The Theater: Off Broadway

One snowy night last week. Manhattan's top drama critics sloshed down to Greenwich Village to see what is commonly called an "off-Broadway" play—a designation which usually means that nobody has been hopeful enough about the play's chances to invest the $80,000 or $90,000 needed to mount the production on Broadway. This time, the critics found their journey rewarding.

Leslie Stevens' Bullfight proved to be a colorful splash of fiery vignettes, effectively backed by clever lighting, a ballet-drilled cast, exotic . costumes, and an ominous musical background of Spanish guitars. The story concerns two brothers of a proud Mexican family—one an eager young...

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