The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Feb. 22, 1954

The Immoralist (adapted by Ruth & Augustus Goetz from Andre Gide's novel) is perhaps the most outspoken treatment of homosexuality that Broadway has seen. Very likely it is also the most serious and dignified. Though treating nothing prissily with kid gloves, Playwrights Goetz treat everything clinically with rubber ones. Unlike Gide's spiritually autobiographical novel, the play is less the study of a man than the story of a marriage.

As Michel, a young French archeologist, is about to leave for North Africa, a young girl with whom he has grown up confesses her love....