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...

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