The Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Apr. 30, 1934

Stevedore (by Paul Peters & George Sklar; Theatre Union, producer). It is an ironical fact that propaganda is always most enthusiastically received where it accomplishes the least. Stevedore, a drama of Negro peonage in the South, will certainly never be produced in New Orleans, on the docks of which its scene is laid. But it may deservedly run for months in the Civic Repertory Theatre on Manhattan's 14th Street, with febrile audiences largely recruited from the neighborhood. Union Square, centre of racial tolerance, is little more than a tear gas bomb's throw away....

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