Repertory: Catchall-22

Viet Nam has become the profane cow of U.S. theater. Onstage it seems to inspire polemic frenzy, puerile logic and sob-opera bathos. That was true of the off-Broadway musical Viet Rock, and it is even truer of We Bombed In New Haven, a first play by Joseph Heller, whose Catch-22 was a novel of comic pitchblende. His lackluster drama is a kind of catchall-22, a wastebasket version of antiwar cliches too feeble for use in the novel. While the production is securely mounted by the Yale School of Drama Repertory Theater, student...

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