Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: May 3, 1937

Penny Wise (by Jean Ferguson Black; Juliana Morgan, producer) belongs to a trivial and pleasant species of growth which, like grape hyacinth, hepatica and the dogtooth violet, crops up in southern New York State spring after spring. This particular specimen of a vernal theatrical perennial is concerned with the clever wife

(Linda Watkins) of an amiable but footloose playwright (Kenneth MacKenna).

She looks and acts dumb but in truth is far too smart for him and his girl friends, whom she converts by a great display of sheer innocence into her friends instead of his. Actor MacKenna (Merrily We Roll Along, Accent on...

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