The Theater: Haunted House

ALL GOD'S CHILLUN GOT WINGS by EUGENE O'NEILL

T.S. Eliot once wrote a review of the printed text of All God's Chillun Got Wings. He observed, "Mr. O'Neill not only understands one aspect of the 'Negro problem,' but he succeeds in giving this problem universality—in implying, in fact, the universal problem of differences which create a mixture of admiration, love and contempt, with the consequent tension."

The trouble with the revival at Manhattan's Circle in the Square/Joseph E. Levine Theater is that it lacks that larger tension. One suspects that the drama has been revived for its presumed topicality and that the audience...

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