"Cannibal Carnival," described as a farce on current events in the political and social world, has been chosen as the Dramatic Club's Spring production, Samuel L. Cole '40, president, announced yesterday. The play was written by a London taxi driver, Herbert Hodges.
In accordance with the policy of the Club, this will be the first American presentation of the play, although a private showing was given at the Unity Theatre Club in London. Hodges has also written a radical play called "Where's That Bomb?"
Dramatic Club authorities, disclaiming responsibility for the Leftist sentiments of "Cannibal Carnival," gave as the reason the play was chosen "the inherent instinct in all of us to revert to the primitive, i.e. cannibalism."
The play will be given early in May with no definite date decided on as yet. The production committee consists of Irving N. Chase '39, production manager; William Pennebaker '40, stage manager; J. Larry Washburn '40, publicity; Max Kraus '41, properties; Robert Woodward '40, electrician; and Jonas Muller '40, technical director.