Theater: Three for the Seesaw

Luv, by Murray Schisgal. Three morose souls are raining laughs all over Broadway's Booth Theater. They suffer all the fashionable ills and itches that modern mind and flesh have fallen heir to. They go through an inferno of cocktail-party griefs, a slapstick, tongue-wagging, satirical jaunt of crippling hilarity.

It all takes place on a suspension bridge, and the plot is a shoestring. A beatnik's beatnik, Harry Berlin (Alan Arkin), is poised for a suicidal leap. Up comes natty Milt Manville (Eli Wallach), who recognizes him as a onetime classmate at Poly-Arts U. They swap case histories. Harry tells a tale of existential...

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