Theater: Alexander & Hennery

One of the funniest scenes in the current Broadway hit, Room Service, is that in which three starving actors leap wolfishly upon a well-laden table, snap at everything in sight, including their own fingers. Thirty years ago U. S. audiences roared with delight at a similar scene, in which two hungry Negroes, yearning for a mythical farm where ham trees and biscuit bushes grow, come upon a picnic basket; one of them seizes a banana, peels it, stutteringly devours the skin. That was the sure-fire climax of The Ham Tree, one of the most famous musical shows that ever toured the...

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