HDC Starts New Reading Theatre

A Russian "drama-comedy," Nicolal Gogol's "The Inspector General," will be the first reading plan since 1946 to be presented by the Harvard Dramatic Club's newly revived Reading Theater.

Theater Chairman Richard E. Norris '52, announced last night that tryouts for the play--termed "the finest in the Russian language" by the late Professor William Lyon Phelps of Yale--are being held in Phillips Brooks House from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

The play will be presented Monday, October 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Fogg Large Lecture Room. No admission fee will be charged.

In a reading theater, actors do not memorize roles but read their parts directly from the script. "We keep the dramatic value of the play, even though we eliminate costly staging," Norris stated last night.