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Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Nov. 28, 1938

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Where Do We Go from Here? (by William Bowers; produced by Oscar Hammerstein II & Dwight Taylor).

Twenty-two-year-old Playwright Bowers is an ex-“hasher” in a fraternity house.

When not frying eggs for his keep, he installed himself in the living room as a living dictaphone. He has transferred to the stage everything about the “Sigma Taus” except their password and grip: bull sessions, pledge-thwacking, dating up girls, getting drunk, getting sick, getting hangovers, getting one of the girls in trouble.

Where Do We Go from Here? has some natural characters, boisterous moments, funny lines; but it has very little plot, and what it has is bad. As a result, the play wanders around like a couple of footloose sophomores who spend Saturday night looking for excitement and wind up drinking cokes in the campus drugstore.

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