For its spring show Idler made the poor choice of Ferenc Molnar's "The Swan." The play was trite and had all the essences of a dull evening. Yet it made a very amusing three hours for a small audience, perhaps unintentionally. The sets, acting, and make-up were all so bad that the play turned into a side-splitting farce. Obviously the actors were unfamiliar with their parts and the stage furniture. They were even more unknown to themselves, especially in the love scenes. At every possible moment something went wrong. Shoulder-straps slipped, chairs threatened to break, and men stood on women's trains. There was some story to the play and a few romantic episodes, but the high-jinks on the stage destroyed any feeling except pain in the ribs. Don't go if you care for Molnar, but for bellylaughs the show can't be beaten.
The show promises to be as hilarious tomorrow night if the actors continue to muddle through.