The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, may 9, 1955

The Honeys (by Roald Dahl) tells of despotic, irascible twin brothers (both played by Hume Cronyn) married to pleasant, long-suffering wives. It then tells how the wives (Jessica Tandy and Dorothy Stickney) decide that it would greatly improve matters if they disposed of their husbands. Disposing of them requires a stalled elevator, tainted oyster juice, a skull-bopping with a frozen leg of lamb, and a medicinal drink containing tiger's whiskers; but the ladies are very happily widowed at the end.

A reasonably macabre farce, which can't help bringing Arsenic and Old Lace to mind, The Honeys has its fine wacky moments and...

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