The forces of the supernatural, embodied in the spirits of Karl Marx, Sigmund Frend, and Jonathan Edwards, are presented in conflict with natural man in a verse play entitled "Inquest" by Theodore Spencer, associate professor of English, to be given for the first time over the radio network tonight. The play is directed by Nathaniel Lauriat '48, and produced by the Radio Workshop.
The story of the play is concerned with the trial of, or rather the inquest over the body of a dead man, in an imaginary court, where the various spirits mentioned above stand in judgment over him.
Spencer has tried to exploit all the possibilities of radio to bring out his conflict, and has used the changing rhythms of verse for purposes of contrast. This will be the eighth production of the Radio Workshop.