The Executive Committee of the Harvard Dramatic Club announced last night that their Fall production would be "Murray Hill", by Leslie Howard. Tryouts for all departments, business, stage, and acting will be held this afternoon at the Phillips Brooks House from 3 until 5 o'clock.
"Murray Hill" is a satire upon the people who live in the Beacon Hill section of New York. The young heroine, who has been scrupulously reared by three maiden aunts still living in the Mauve Decade, is brought face to face with the modern world by the advent of her cousin from Chicago. To gain the aura of respectibility necessary to pass the Victorian fastnesses of the ancestral mansion, he is forced to change places with a deputy assistant mortician, and put the finishing touches on the cremation of an elderly and unwept female relative. He not only completely changes the mode of living of the niece; but even succeeds in convincing the three aunts that they still have something to live for.
The play was produced in New York some years ago, with Glenn Anders heading the cast. It received very favorable notices from the critics and had an extended run. The author, Leslie Howard, was seen recently in Boston in the leading role of "Berkeley Square."