Theater: Fops & Philosophers

The School for Scandal by Richard Sheridan, and Right You Are by Luigi Pirandello. Whatever their age, these plays have the wine of life bottled in them. Settling down in a Broadway theater, the APA, the nation's most harmonious repertory troupe, deftly uncorks and pours out that life.

Right You Are is 48 years old, and there is scarcely a grey line in the script. It is a kind of intellectual and philosophical whodunit, aimed at discovering the truth of a situation. A government clerk (Sydney Walker), his wife and his mother-in-law (Helen Hayes) have recently arrived in an Italian town. Their...

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