A comedy which can take its audience by storm is as rare as it is refreshing, but Mr. Osgood Perkins and Miss. Lora Baxter can safely be said to have achieved that lonely height in their current production at the Tremont Theatre in Boston.
The supporting cast does, and extremely well, just what the supporting cast in a play like "Goodbye Again" should do; it appears at the proper times and with the proper attitude to become the victims of the egotism of Mr. Perkins, and the suavity of his mistress and secretary, Miss Baxter. An awkward situation develops and is saved through the brilliance of Miss Baxter; and it is delivious to observe the triumph of evil pleasantry over calm, resolution, because the calm resolution gives way to consternation, and the evil pleasantry retains its philosophic, if not obvious, calm.
"Goodbye Again" is one long bedroom scene; buts its humor is not of the bedroom; and only once is either of the beds in the play made a vehicle of comedy. The humor of the play is like that; it is engrossing because Miss Baxter and Mr. Perkins are able, through force of personality, to overcome the self-consciousness of their public.