Theater: Consolation Prizes

An appetizing hors d'oeuvre of an actress can sometimes keep playgoers nibbling on toothpick drama. Broadway's latest dramatic toothpicks. Daphne in Cottage D and There's a Girl in My Soup, are inane, inept, tacky, trivial, and implausible, but Sandy Dennis and Barbara Ferris may yet prove potent teasers of the public palate.

Daphne is a brief encounter between two neurotically maimed misfits. In Act I, they kiss; in Act II, they tell. As the desolate widow of a movie star, Sandy is committing slow alcoholic suicide, shot by shot, and is barred from her young son as an unfit mother. The man...

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