Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Jun. 3, 1935

Parade (words & music by Paul Peters, George Sklar & Jerome Moross; Theatre Guild, producer) is an experiment which demonstrates some of the possibilities and all of the shortcomings of presenting songs and dances on a soapbox. Originally this "satirical revue" was scheduled for the rampant Red Theatre Union, which last year put on Messrs. Peters' & Sklar's Communist melodrama Stevedore (TIME, April 20, 1934). In that locale, Parade's sour skits and migraine melodies might have had some relevancy. At the Theatre Guild, which has a tradition for art rather than garment-loft politics, Parade gives its spectators no pleasure, no precept,...

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