Annex Fund Is Still $200,000 Short; Copley Radcliffe Night Opens Drive

Repertory Group Puts On "Road To Rome"

Proceeds of Radcliffe Night at the Complex Theater in Boston November 4 will help swell the Annex 70th Anniversary Fund toward its $400,000 total.

A pre-premiers of Robert E. Sherwood's "The Road to Rome" will be the first of the Boston Repertory Theater's series of five plays.

After a year of intensive planning, the Boston Repertory has emerged as a permanent professional theater like London's Old Vic. According to a brochure circulated by the players, the group will offer "provocative plays, completely cast, and produced in accordance with the highest professional standards."

The Theater will present its inaugural five plays over a ten-week period. Beside "Road to Rome" which will benefit the Radcliffe Fund, they will perform George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House," "Andre Obey's "Noah," George Kelly's "Showoff," and "Sunrise in My Pocket," a new play by Edwin Justus Mayor.

"Road to Rome" will be the first professional play to be staged to benefit the Annex 70th Anniversary Fund. Last year, Radcliffe's Idler Players turned over to the Fund its first-night earnings from the double production of "Lord Byron's Love Letter," and "A Phoenix Too Frequent."