Crystal and Fox
Published by Samuel French Inc
Large Mixed Cast
Fox Melarkey is the proprietor and Crystal is his adored wife
At the height of success, Fox inexplicably began to drop the variety acts
The show is down to two: an Irishman (billed as Pedro once of the Moscow Circus) with a trained dog and El Cid and Tanya, an acrobatic team
Fox insures the latters' resignation by insulting them
Then their lost son returns whom Fox drove off years ago
Heiis now a drifter wanted by the English police
Fox does his best to kill all hopes for fame or success even poisoning Pedro's dog!
A sensitive sometimes shocking study of decline by mandate or self will?