The Theatre: Tipsy Pirandello

THE PLAY'S THE THING

Adapted from FERENC MOLNAR by P.G. WODEHOUSE

There was a time when playwrights did not damn the world or preach to it, or try to save it. They simply savored the champagne fizz of its worldliness.

Hungarian-born Playwright Ferenc Molnar (1878-1952) graced that happy time with many an urbane trifle. The Play's The Thing is a choice example.

If it spends most of its time winking at the audience, the play is saved by its Continental suavity.

The hero (Hugh Franklin) is a playwright. The playwright's young composer godson (David Dukes) is...

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