Theatre: Best Plays in Manhattan: Feb. 27, 1928

These are the plays which, in the light of metropolitan criticism, seem most important.

SERIOUS

PORGY—Exciting, sometimes unlovely inspection of chattering Negro life along the Charleston water front (TIME, Oct. 24).

COQUETTE—Helen Hayes weeps the most truthful tears in town over a rough lover whom her father shot to death (TIME, Nov. 21).

STRANGE INTERLUDE—The Theatre Guild indulges itself with a nine-act introspection into the life of a neurotic woman (TIME, Feb. 13).

Other well regarded serious plays: ESCAPE, CAPONSACCHI, Civic REPERTORY PRODUCTIONS.

MELODRAMA

THE SILENT HOUSE—The horrible history of a big Chinese terror and...

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