Theater: New Plays on Broadway

The official 1960-61 season skidded twice in the home stretch:

A Call on Kuprin (by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee; based on Maurice Edelman's novel) tells of an American journalist (Jeffrey Lynn) who, while vacationing in Moscow, seeks out his former Ohio astronomy professor (George Voskovec), now the greatest of Soviet scientists. What begins as a mere reunion turns, at the behest of the U.S. embassy, into an appeal to Scientist Kuprin to escape to America. What begins as an appeal turns, through the vigilance of the U.S.S.R., into some brisk spy-and-counterspy hanky-panky. At the end Kuprin, caught out, swears to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!