Mule Bone, at the Ethel Barrymore Theater, is politically incorrect. Its protagonists refer to themselves as Negroes, say things like ‘‘Chile, if you listen at folkses talk, they’ll have you in de graveyard or in Chatahooche,’’ and when its village folk are depressed or excited they burst into song.
Nevertheless, it is the season’s most rewarding exhumation. Although this ‘‘Comedy of Negro Life’’ was awarded a major grant from the Fund for New American Plays, the work is in fact 60 years old. Its authors
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