The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan, Feb. 10, 1941

The Cream in the Well (by Lynn Riggs, produced by Carly Wharton & Martin Gabel) is a morbid but uncompelling picture of incestuous love on a farm near Verdigris Switch in the Indian Territory, 1906. Eugene O'Neill handled the ticklish theme better and only the Greeks really did it well.

Crazy with the Heat (lyrics & music mostly by Irvin Graham, produced by Kurt Kasznar) is the hastily doctored version of a feeble revue that expired a fortnight ago after seven performances. The doctoring has helped but hasn't cured. Good bits: the veteran Willie Howard, whose Jewish accent cannot be cut with...

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