Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Oct. 10, 1938

Big Blow (by Theodore Pratt; produced by the Federal Theatre). An audience that ten days before had felt the stinging fingertips of the Atlantic hurricane, shivered through the last scenes of Big Blow when a Florida hurricane whistled and tore across the stage, left it in darkness, crumpled a huge revival tent like a paper bag. As exciting as superb sound effects (lent by Samuel Goldwyn) could make it, the big blow should rank among the season's tensest moments of "theatre."

In vividness and punch Big Blow is another Federal Theatre feat...

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