DON'T GO AWAY MAD by Joseph Rayes

DON'T GO AWAY MAD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A high pitched tale of parturition takes its heroine through the pangs of having a play produced on Broadway while she is evading the pregnancy her husband longs for -- only to learn she has accomplished both. Mirian, the restless wife of Wade Travis, a university science professor in Wisconsin, is go, go, go when an almost has been producer accepts her play: New York brings her rough, tough lessons about the ""theatah"", and she learns -- about rewriting, angels and financing, directors and the omnipresent staff blakerings, casting, rehearsals -- and openings. Of course Wade isn't having it easy back home -- there is a persistent co-ed who threatens his loyalty, and rumors about Miriam's appearances, with the leading man, on TV, in gossip columns, keep him from running to her aid. Her refusal to go home in defeat pays off, with a in-spite-of-everything show -- and a baby to come. There's high pitched, short triggered dialog here; there's the bitchy -- and the rewarding -- side of show biz; and there's dexterously served up fluff. Attention getting -- but not much in common with The Desperate Hours.

Pub Date: Oct. 26th, 1962
Publisher: Random House