Theater: Hiss the Father

Lemon Sky is one of those plays about a sensitive adolescent living in a troubled family under the wrathful eye of a callous and cruel parent (usually the father) who subsequently becomes a sensitive young playwright who writes plays like Lemon Sky. When such a play comes from the heart, it can be lyrically powerful. Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie is the classic example. A first-rate drama of this kind opened off-Broadway a few weeks ago, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, and deservedly won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award as the best American play of the...

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