The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Dec. 16, 1946

Years Ago (by Ruth Gordon; produced by Max Gordon) floats nostalgically back to Wollaston, Mass, in 1912, when Playwright Gordon was 16-year-old Ruth Gordon Jones and dying to go on the stage. In the story sense, the play simply tells how Ruth got her father to let her. But atmospherically, Years Ago catches the color of respectable, scrimping family life, and that sentimental warmth that can make any previous age seem like the Era of Good Feeling.

Ruth (Patricia Kirkland) sang the music of The Pink Lady, secretly bombarded actresses with letters, tried for a job with a Boston stock company. But...

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