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Daily Worker
September 7, 1950

Opening Night of Howard Fast Play Completely Sold Out

The opening performance tomorrow (Friday) night of Howard Fast's new play "The Hammer" is completely sold out.

However, there are plenty of tickets available for the following night (Saturday) and for all performances throughout September.

The play will run nightly including Sunday but not Monday.

The Saturday night performance is being sponsored by the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. (Murray Hill 3-5057.)

One of the leading roles in the play, which deals with the embittered homecoming of a wounded Jewish war vet, is that of a Jewish labor organizer who is a member of the Lincoln Brigade.

The well-known Negro actor Earl Jones plays this part in line with New Playwright's policy of anti-jimcrow casting.

Al Saxe has directed the play and it is being presented at the Czech Workers House, 347 E. 72 St., which recently housed New Playwright's production of Longitude 49.

For individual reservations and block seats at reduced rates for fund raising purposes call Tracy Hartwell at CH 2-8559 from 10 a.m. to noon daily and Virginia Muir from noon on, at RH 4-9273.