Theater: Shell Game

The Egg (by Félicien Marceau) is a French sex farce with more head than bed in it, though on Broadway it tries to keep grinning from leer to leer.

The play's hero, Emile Magis (Dick Shawn), is poor, wistful and young, and he yearns to crack the shell of "the egg," as he calls middle-class society. If he can live up to the rules of "the system," Emile reasons, he will stop being an outsider. The rules to him are the clichés people are always mouthing, such as, "He got up as fresh as a daisy."...

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