Opening Night of the Bucks County Playhouse, 1939
Florence McGee, Burgess Meredith, St. John Terrell, Don Walker, Kenyon Nicholson, Jack Kirkland, Moss Hart, Roger Davis, Beatrice Kaufman, George S. Kaufman, and Richard Bennett
Hirschfeld understood that great theater does not only happen in New York. In the summers of 1938, 1939, and 1940, he often visited the Straw Hat Trail to draw scenes of the rural playhouses. This drawing of Beatrice Kaufman almost got him fired from The New York Times. He returned regularly to the playhouse during the next three decades, recording rehearsals and productions for stand-alone drawings in the Times.