THEATER ABROAD: Back on the Trapeze

''I've told everybody to anticipate disaster, fiasco, failure." says Playwright William (The Time of Your Life) Saroyan of his new show. Its title: The London Comedy, or Sam the Highest Jumper of Them All. But as he races to get ready for opening night at London's experimental East End Theatre Royal April 5. the Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze is too busy to be bothered with his own ad monition. He is still trying to decide whether the cast should sing the first-act finale—he is, in fact, still writing his play.

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