Theater: Poor Percy

Rattle of a Simple Man, by Charles Dyer. Percy is a Manchester clerk who has been almost immunized against sex by devotion to "moovies," to darts with the "jolly laads," to everlasting "wurrrk," and most of all to "Mum." But a beery night's fling in London puts him within communicable range of the dread disease. Cyrenne is a nightclub tart with eyes as impersonal as jelly beans, and a tendency to strip to a small black egg-cup bra in the twinkling of a false eyelash. The question of the evening: Will the parochial bumpkin, who admits to being 35 and is...

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