The Theater: Ghetto Chayefsky

WHAT THE WINE-SELLERS BUY by RON MILNER

Steve Carlton is a bright and loving son to his widowed mother. He wears a Northeastern High School jacket, dribbles a basketball round the house and spoons with his sweet girl friend Mae, the cheerleader. But Steve falls in with a bad companion from next door, and before long his mother hardly knows him.

What the Wine-Sellers Buy, which opened in Manhattan last week, is essentially a sentimental domestic morality play of wayward youth, a play that is a dramatic refugee from the 1950s. EXcept that here...

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