That the activities of the 47 workshop will not be curtailed this year by conditions imposed by the war was announced last night.
The shop's sixth season will be inaugurated on November 16 and 17, when three one-act plays will be produced at Agassiz House under the direction of Professor G. P. Baker '87. The plays selected for presentation are: "The Simms Vane Incident," by J. E. Pillot, Sp.; "Three Pills in a Bundle," by Rachael Field, graduate student at Radcliffe; and "The Good Men Do," by Shubert Osborne.
The Workshop will be the only representative of thespian activities in the University this year, inasmuch as the Dramatic Club is to make no production. Plays will be presented by the shop at scheduled intervals during the season, as has been the custom in former years. The casts will be selected from members of the organization, and most of the plays produced will be written by those who are taking one of Professor Baker's courses in Dramatic writing.
The aim of 47 Workshop is to produce plays before a critical audience, so that the authors may remodel their works from the suggestions which every member of the audience is expected to make. The organization has thus proved of value to the conduct of English 47 and 47a in the past years.
Since the Toy Theatre in Boston has ceased to offer amateur plays, the 47 Workshop is the only organization in the vicinity devoted entirely to the production of drama written and acted solely by amateurs. The casts of the three one-act sketches presented are being formed at present.