Street Scene: Pulitzer-Winning Drama Shows the Ups and Downs of City Life
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Marsha Norman's explosive, eloquent and enthralling 1983 play was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Play. An enormously acclaimed two-person play, 'night, Mother centers around Jessie, a middle-aged, epileptic woman who moves back in with her mother. As mother and daughter spend a high-stakes evening together, the ensuing debate -- sometimes quiet, sometimes tempestuous -- ultimately gives rise to our deepest, most personal questions about how and why we value life. Because, you see, Jessie has decided that life is no longer worth living -- and as she prepares for her own death, her mother will try anything in order to stop her. Learn More
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the performance was a joy! the story was relevant to current times though
set in 1929. each character was fully formed and revealed. there was always more than one thing to follow on stage; the time flew by. the actors were fabulous; the set and costumes were beautiful too.
i am recommending this play to many people.
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Truly unique - very compelling and moving. The actors were all top rate and the direction was top notch. I liked the set and the intimacy of the theater space. In my minds eye it's right up there with the best the Guthrie has to offer - a...continued
Directed by Craig Johnson
Ambitious and groundbreaking for its time, Street Scene is strikingly relevant more than 80 years after its premiere. Street Scene explores the intertwined lives of the inhabitants of a New York City tenement and the adjacent neighborhood street in the late 1920s. Surprisingly intimate, natural and humorous, Street Scene reminds audiences of the nobility, passions and human failings common to all. By placing in stark relief the disparities between rich and poor, the flawed attitudes toward newcomers, the drive to create a better life, and the simple yearning for kindness and love, the play prompts viewers to recognize the same stories taking place today just down their own block.