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A scene from one of the four one-act plays given by Washington
Square Players at the Bandbox theater, New York. Florence Enright and
Rita Wolfer in "Forbidden Fruit" by Octave Feuillet
New York, June 1. Highbrow
plays retailed to the general public at
the rate of 12 cents per play. Four
dramas for 50 cents, and the privi
lege of mingling with boldest Bohe
mia thrown in.
This is the offer of the Washing
ton Square players, presenting Maet
erlinck, Tcheknov, and homegrown
varieties df the one-act play, in the
Bandbox Theaer, a cozy little show
house on the fringe of New York's
upper east side.
Washington Square, whence the
placers hail, is supposedly the Latin'
Quarter of Manhattan. Its denizens
wear corduroy trousers, soft shirts
and flowing black ties, and in such at
tire rub elbows with evening clothes
in the Bandbox Theater.
The Washington Square players
contribute their services without re
compense. This spring they have
presented three different programs of
four one-act plays each to an almost
invariably crowded house. With a
short season of such success behind
them, they expect to form a vital
chapter in the history of the New
York theatrical 'season which will
open in, the-fall.