Theatre: Double-Jeopardy

Last August, Works Progress Administration put Mrs. Hallie Flanagan of the Vassar Experimental Theatre in charge of its new Federal Theatre Project, whose aim was to employ idle stage folk "in the profession for which they have been trained." Since then FTP has made 9,000 jobs, put on circuses, marionette shows, vaudeville programs, revivals of the classics at high schools, playgrounds, Y. M. C. A.'s from Springfield, Mass, to San Diego, Calif. In show business only seven months, the U. S. Government last week reached the goal of all theatrical enterprises: Broadway....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!