Theater: New Plays in Manhattan: Oct. 25, 1937

Wise Tomorrow* (by Stephen Powys; produced by Bernard Klawans). Tucked into programs at Wise Tomorrow's, opening was a printed enclosure: "Miss Barrett's limp is due to a sprained ankle." Long before 11 o'clock the play had developed other limps much more pronounced than Miss Barrett's and not so easily explained away. With an infirm grip on the unlovely figure of Lesbianism, novice British Playwright Powys had dragged it through three bumpy acts, upsetting the lives of an abashed cast and sending Manhattan first-nighters out into the October air looking gloomy and underfed.

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