The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Feb. 25, 1957

The Tunnel of Love (by Joseph Fields and Peter DeVries; based on DeVries' novel) suggests at the outset a satiric cannonade on that citadel of Exurbanites and seacoast bohemia, Westport, Conn. But it soon abandons anything so highbrow and becomes an illustrated jokebook on styles in childbearing. When married women aren't having children, unmarried ones are; or couples are adopting; or the sins of the fathers become the adoptees of their wives.

The play has funny lines, and here and there an amusing scene. But on the whole, it both bogs down as a tale and goes out of bounds in...

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