Region: North America
Artist: Eugene O'Neill
Confronting Bodies: Mayor of Boston
Dates of Action: 1929
Location: Boston, Ma.
Description of Artwork: Eugene O'Neill's play, Strange Interlude.
The Incident: In 1929 Mayor Nichols prohibited the production of Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude.
Results of Incident: Instead of opposing the demand, the Theater Guild moved the production to a suburb beyond the jurisdiction of the city authorities; thousands flocked to see the performance.
Source: The Censor Marches On, pg. 68