The Theater: 1971's Ten Best Plays

NO, NO, NANETTE. A toothsome nougat of nostalgia in which an ageless Ruby Keeler kicks the calendar goodbye.

THE GREY LADY CANTATA. Huge papier-mâché puppets do a silent, hierophantic dance of death, as if Picasso's Guernica were unfolding in slow motion.

HERE ARE LADIES. How Irish writers sass and celebrate Irish women, with a graciously high-styled solo performance by Siobhan McKenna.

FATHER'S DAY. Divorce, U.S. style, done with perception, hilarity and lashing honesty.

LENNY. More masochist than martyr, pornocratic Lenny Bruce nonetheless mainlined some painful truths into the U.S. psyche. In the title role,...

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