Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Aug. 3, 1931

Shoot the Works! Nobody could accuse Heywood Broun of misanthropy. Weighed down by public woe, he has run for Congress on the Socialist ticket, flayed Mayor Walker in his World-Telegram colyum, and now, saddened by the plight of the jobless actors, has staged a cooperative revue. None but the players can profit. If the show succeeds they will be paid; if not they will be no worse off than before. The show's backers expect no profits.

Broun, untidy and elephantine, acts as master of ceremonies. He contributes a philosophical sketch, "Death Says...

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