Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Apr. 24, 1939

My Heart's in the Highlands (by William Saroyan; produced by the Group Theatre) is the first play of William Saroyan, literary jackanapes and self-styled genius. Originally slated for only five performances, My Heart's in the Highlands was warmly praised by several critics, now plans an indefinite run.

Most of the critics, whether they liked the play or not, ostentatiously confessed ignorance of what it meant. A long, amorphous one-acter, it tells of an unsuccessful poet and his little son who live, not always even from hand-to-mouth, in a California town. Upon them stumbles an...

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