New Plays: Three Authors in Search of an Act

The work is billed as one play by three authors, but Morning, Noon and Night is merely an umbrella covering three disparate statements.

In Morning, the first and best, a Negro family takes a miraculous pill that turns them Caucasian overnight. The father and mother immediately start putting down their black neighbors, but their son and daughter refuse to join in the whiteballing. When a racist threatens them, they angrily announce that black is not only beautiful but necessary, smear him with black paint and begin advancing, tarbrushes in hand, on the audience. Playwright Israel Horovitz thoroughly comprehends Freud's dictum that...

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