Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Feb. 20, 1933

Before Morning (by Edna & Edward P. Riley; Albert Bannister & John G. Norman, producers) is a mystery play which, although it refrains from bringing the murderer on the stage until Act III, does mystify. It has to do with an unemployed but practical actress who, to support herself and invalid child, is about to marry a rich gentleman from Detroit. At the news of this betrothal, an elderly banker, one of the actress's sweethearts, faints dead away. Rallying round, still other of her gentlemen friends prepare to remove the banker to a more discreet resting place, a somewhat shady private...

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