Theater: New Plays in Mahattan: Jul. 11, 1927

Bottomland. Because Clarence Williams, Negro radio entertainer, is popular "on the air," he thought himself capable of presenting a successful Negro revue. This was a mistake. His show, full of poor white pretensions, ineffective gusto, and brown whirligigs will probably not last long enough to harm greatly his reputation.

Bare Facts of 1927. Down in a triangular cellar of Greenwich Village, where the stage and audience are crowded close together, another little "intimate" revue has cropped up. It jests ineffectually about such phenomena as Aimee Semple McPherson, the Theatre Guild and Texas Guinan.


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