The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Jan. 27, 1958

Two for the Seesaw (by William Gibson) needs only two for the cast. Henry Fonda is an Omaha lawyer, downhearted and adrift in New York while being divorced. Anne Bancroft is a warmhearted, racy-tongued, Bronx-to-Bohemia floater whom he meets at a party. All her life she has given too freely; he all his life has taken. Shuttling between their shabby little flats, they carry on a love affair in sickness and in health, in banter and in woe, bridging a cultural and temperamental divide better than they can blot out a memory of marriage.

Though makeshift and spotty, the play is not...

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