The Straw Hat: Testing Ground

Outwardly, the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa., resembles its R.F.D. competitors. Built on the foundations of an 18th century mill, it hangs over a rushing stream, smells of pine, and usually has half a dozen fireflies in the audience. The difference begins at the footlights. Bucks County stands almost alone as a summer theater where the main interest is in new works. Six new plays are on Bucks County's 1961 schedule.

The first one, called The Interpreter, opened last week, and there, where Zsa Zsa Gabor might have been, stood the...

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