Another Language Is Eloquent at the Booth Theatre

"ANOTHER LANGUAGE" Is Eloquent at the Booth Theatre B\Rose 1 ranken. At the Booth. The Hallams of the world, theyare always right! This is the char­acterization, and the condemna­tion, of the...

...The Hallam family presses homethis horror of middle class com­placency, through a series of welldrawn figures, excellently acted.Margaret Wyeherly as the motherworks with no emphasis, but quiet­ly commands our understanding of all she, quite sweetly and honestly,but oil, so damnably, represents.The daughters-in-law, not onlyDorothy Stickney as the rebel, but the three sarcastic subjected ones,whispering gossip and family scan­dal across the table while pickinggrape after grape from the bunchin the center of the table arliving figures...
...But whatdaughters-in-law these wives are...
...Father andMother Hallam expect their brood:three upstanding, devoted sons, and their dutiful wives...
...They see, as the audience sooncomes to see, the way in whichMother Hallam hangs the familyabout her ear...
...or "loyal Lovers," the new German romantic comedy with music which opened at the Hindenburg Theatre last Thursday will continue over the week-end at this attractive home of German films in West 48th street...
...And that any one whothinks otherwise, and would actdifferently, is a Bohemian or sBolshevik or worse...
...Af­fording Barrymore...
...Anyone familiar with the recent development of the theatreknows the name of Walter Hasen­clever, whose dialogue runs with a swift sprightliness that marks it as of our time, and whose plots are richly satiric...
...Three dollars.will be the price f the entire lower floor, instead f $4.40...
...lng 1019 and 1920, the period of military communism...
...WORKERS THEATRE'S SECONDPRODUCTION The Workers Theatre will pre­sent "Gentleman Wanted," fromthe German of Walter Hasenclever,on the evenings of May 20, 21 and22, at the Workers Theatre, 7 East15th street...
...Their ac­tivity deserves the support of all who are Interested In the growth of a public art that will reflect the attitude and lives of the great body of our citizenry, not the so­ciety yawns and witticisms of the pampered idlers...
...Another Language,"coming toward the season's close,opens a wide door of vitality andtruth...
...Gentleman Wanted" is a social satire, a study of the barrenness and degeneracy of pres­ent-day bourgeois life...
...John Barrymore's performance Is supplemented by the talents ofHelen Twelvetrees, and those of an extensive group of screen favor­ites, including William Boyd, JillEsmond, Mary Duncan, Ralph Ince, Oscar Apfel, Raul Roulien...
...The eight actsfeatured in the large cast of per­formers include the NovelleBrothers, Earl La Vere with Mil­dred By ram, Edna Covey, Emilieand Romalne, Sunki.it Beauties,George Kaye, Hal Beckett andFreddy Mack and his Fox TheatreOrchestra...
...Building...
...New Price Scale for "Cat and the Fiddle" Beginning tonight a new scale of rices will go into effect for 'The at and the Fiddle," Max Gor­on's musical love story by erome Kern and Otto Harbach, t the Globe Theatre...
...As the debonair lover an^ cour­ageous attorney who prosecutes criminals with the same dash and fire that features his love making...
...they are potentialrebels, but beaten into the familyscheme...
...Nearly every radioistener remembers the popularadio serial which was broadcastver leading networks last year,nd as a film It retains the un­sual drama and suspense thatade the air trial such a greatuccess...
...Whether they of­fer original work, or good plays from honest eyes abroad, there is more vitality in the still amateur work of the Workers Theatre than in the polished professionalism of a dozen Broadway shows...
...The summer scale for he balcony seats has also bean educed...
...ANOTHER LANGUAGE" Is Eloquent at the Booth Theatre B\Rose 1 ranken...
...Fifty-five featured players willshare the :reen with John Barry-more in this latest vehicle, which finds the noted American actor in the role of brilliant criminal attor­ney who turns relentless prosecutor to further political amb't'-ns...
...Go to the Workers Theatre to be stimu­lated as well as entertained...
...and the attraction that young wife un­consciously exercises over a nephew also rebelling against the familyscheme...
...ones, had to accustom themselves to the spirit and ideals of the new regime...
...This Is its first presentationin America...
...ferent rojes, all bearing definite relation to the progress of the story...
...A younger brother, married toa sensitive young girl, finds itharder to submit to the familyroutine...
...How many happy Hallamsthere are, thoroughly convinced of their tightness, knowing that thesmall town, bourgeois conventionsthey have been brought up to and by are the only and universal lawsof conduct...
...Such a plot as the playhas works about his submission tothe central pull, and his wife'srebellion that awakens him...
...Out of such groups comes our only hope for a genuinely live theatre, interpreting the American scene from the point of view of the worker...
...The Trial of VivienneWare" at Fox B'klyn;Colorful Stage Revue"The Trial of Vivienne Ware,*the first motion picture based en­tirely on a radio broadcast, is now to be seen at the Fox Brooklynheatre...
...Joan Bennett appears as thetar of "The Trial of Vivienneare...
...The play had a longrun in Germany, and was a hitthroujrhout Europe, In Moscow be­ing played in two theatres at atime...
...The film moves with alightning-like rapidity, with cli­ax piled upon climax...
...On the stage is "Fine Feathers,"one of the most elaborate revuesever presented at the Fox Theatre.Against a brilliant background,Fanchon & Marco have put on ashow that is said to be reallybreath-taking...
...The trans­parent hypocricy of the bourgeoi­sie is made visible, in effective drama, through the subtle, preg­nant humor of Hasenclever...
...and John Beal asthe nephew who confuses freedomwith infatuation, also bring theirroles to life...
...State's Attorney" al Mayfair Stars John Barry more...
...The new scale of prices will re­ain in effect throughout the en­ire summer, Max Gordon an­ounces...
...The Hallams are right!Society is made this way...
...Big Cast John Barrymore's new starring vehicle, "State's Attorney," which marks his first appearance under the RKO banner, will have itsworld premiere to-day at the May-fair Theatre...
...Support­ng Miss Bennett is a cast ofotable players which Includesasu Pitts, Richard "Skeets" Gal­lagher, Donald Cook, Lillian Bondand Allan Dinehart...
...Glenn Anders as the escaping son...
...It attempti to show ho the people of Russia, even the Instinctively sympathetic...
...NatPendleton and others...
...Lenin's Dowry" Opens May H On Wednesday evening, May llth "Lenin's Dowry" will have lbs pre...
...mlere in the Chanln Auditorium, which is an intimate playhouse on the fiftieth floor of the Chaniq...
...The prices range from 1 to S3...
...At the Hindenburg "Ein Prinz verliebt sich...
...He and his wife, Eva Yoalit, also a member of the Hablmah, are the only performers in "Lenin's Dowry...
...This is a comedy by David Vardi of life in Russia dux...
...The production is directed by David B. Rossi, head of the New York Workers Theatre, which Is the leading spirit in the movement for a national Federation of Work­ers Theatre groups...
...This is the char­acterization, and the condemna­tion, of the comfortable middleclass one fine family of which isetchcl for examination in "Another Language...
...But, because they appear as actors within the play, they have occasion to perform ««- dif...
...David Vardi, as a member of i lie Hablmah Theatre of Moscow, lived through the period he describes...
...All seats will be on sale t the box office of the Globe heatre, Broadway at 46th street...
...a wide berth for his talents, it also embodiesopportunities for adventures in the fields of both romance and drama...
...Beckhard, are both new to the Broadway stage...
...The opening scene setsthe mood at once, quiet, authenticThere is a deftness and a depthboth in the play and In the direc­tion, though the author, ItoseFranken, and the director, ArthurJ...

Vol. 13 • May 1932 • No. 19


 
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