The Torch-Wearers

"Remember this, Paula--there will be actresses when husbands are a thing of the past." So declares the positively punctilious and delightfully domineering Mrs. Pampinelli near the end of The Torch-Bearers, the 1922 George Kelly play that just enjoyed a sold-out run at New York's Greenwich House Theatre, courtesy of the Drama Dept. This rarely seen play depicts the ill-fated production of a bumbling community theatre troupe at its most farcical, and includes a disastrous play-within-the-play

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