Theater: Indiscriminate Bombing

It takes a certain concentrated foolishness to let a show bomb twice. We Bombed in New Haven did just that. It is now rebombing in New York.

When it opened at the Yale Drama School last year (TIME, Dec. 15), the play showed itself to be an anemic polemic against the war in Viet Nam, with little wit and less sting. Playwright Joseph Heller, of Catch-22 fame, has since cut and word-fiddled, but the show is basically the same on Broadway, only worse. In New Haven, the love-affair subplot was handled by Stacy Keach and Estelle Parsons. Keach looked virile and hungry,...

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