Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Dec. 2, 1935

Mother (adapted by Bert Brecht; Theatre Union, producer). The Red Russians may run their trains off the rails and foolishly crack up their super-airships, but their Revolutionary Theatre, with more than 50 houses filled every night in Moscow and stock companies by the hundreds performing throughout the provinces, is by all odds the world's most active and inventive. With an imitative eye on its spiritual mother, the Theatre Union has produced Mother, adapted from Maxim Gorky's novel of an illiterate old woman (Helen Henry)* who, once she gets the hang of...

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