Metropolitan Playhouse sheds some light on Arthur Arent’s 1937 play Power, a fearless exposé of the evils of the electric utility industry. (Suck it, Con Ed!) Originally sponsored by the WPA’s Federal Theater Project Living Newspaper Unit, it explored whether electricity should be treated as a commodity or as a public good.
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