The Theatre: Comediettina in Dallas

For sentimental and legal reasons, tiny Penzance was chosen for the first performance of The Pirates of Penzance. Cairo got the opening of Aida to christen its new opera house. For no particular reason at all, Dallas, Tex. was the scene last week of a world premiere of a play by George Bernard Shaw.

Village Wooing, "A comediettina for two voices" in three "conversations," lasts less than an hour, has two characters, A and Z. A is a misanthropic author who meets Z, a country telephone operator and general store salesgirl, on a world cruise. Against his will, by reason of her...

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