The Theater: New Show in Manhattan, may 2, 1955

All in One adds up to a sort of higher vaudeville—a short Leonard Bernstein opera, a short Tennessee Williams play, and Dancer Paul Draper. Nothing on the bill was fresh-minted for the occasion. Indeed, Williams' 27 Wagons Full of Cotton is eleven years old; and occasion is hardly the right word for the whole evening. But, helped by some talented performing, All in One is pleasantly unusual and varied.

Composer Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti (TIME, June 23, 1952) twangs the rather snarled relations of a bored suburban couple. In its breakfast-table and business-day vignettes, it takes on some of the flatness of...

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