First Nighter: Sturges's "Strictly Dishonorable," Quinton in "Drop Dead Perfect"

July 28, 2014 7:42 PM

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Before he began writing as well as directing his celebrated movies, Preston Sturges uncorked Strictly Dishonorable, a hit Broadway show. It was such a click that although it opened a little more than a month before the October 1929 stock market crash, it ran until January, 1931.

It's easy to see the reason for the long-running attention thanks to Laura Braza's revival--the first in Manhattan since the initial run--as an Attic Theater Company production at The Flea. This may not be the absolutely perfect realization of a romantic comedy written as Jazz Age morality rapidly s...

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