Theater: Showing Off Miss H.

No play has more claim to be called an American classic than The Show-Off. This season's second production of the APA Repertory Company (TIME, Dec. 8) opened in 1924, had 674 performances on Broadway, and has suffered countless amateur versions. It was filmed three times (with Gregory Kelly in 1926, Spencer Tracy in 1934, Red Skelton in 1947). And it was written by the grand old man of the U.S. stage, George Kelly, 80, actor, director, and uncle of the Princess of Monaco.

Into the middle-middle-class Fisher family, bickering affectionately in a comfortable old house in North Philadelphia, comes the Show-Off,...

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