The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Feb. 14, 1944

Decision (by Edward Chodorov, produced by Edward Choate), if no great shakes as a play, is vigorous pamphleteering on a vital subject. Playwright Chodorov has highlighted the home-front struggle between the free-and the fascist-minded, pitting a fearless high-school principal against a viciously reactionary senator who has engineered a race riot in a war plant. Assailed, the senator strikes back, has the principal framed on a rape charge and then cleverly murdered—to give the impression that he hanged himself out of guilt. Thereafter Decision focuses on the principal's wounded-soldier son who had returned...

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