Theater: Thin Salami

Ready When You Are, C.B.!, by

Susan Slade, is a stopped clock of a comedy. Every once in a while Julie Harris or the playwright shakes the thing and it ticks off a few farcical laughs, but for most of the evening C.B.'s immobile face tells no comic time at all.

Julie Harris plays a would-be actress who is too unnerved by auditions to try for any parts. Since her rent-controlled Manhattan apartment costs so little, she sublets it and lives off her tiny capitalistic mite. Her latest boarder (Lou Antonio) is a big Hollywood stag hiding out from his studio. He has...

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