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The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

$9.00
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William Inge
Drama
Full Length
3 men, 2 women, 3 boys, 2 girls: 10 total
Interior
"A moving, perceptive and effective drama." —NY Post. "William Inge…possesses a kind of magic, it is the magic of language, of never using a false word or phrase…" —NY Newsday.
Book/Item: THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS
Book Type: DPS
Price: $9.00
ISBN/Code: 978-0-8222-0271-4
FEE: $80 per performance.
THE STORY: The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family. Here we find Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora, his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny, their little boy; and Reenie, their teenage daughter. The plot consists of a series of short stories — the fight between a husband and wife, the fear of an overly shy young girl on going to a dance, the problems of an introverted little boy who feels that the whole world is against him, the corroding marriage of Cora's rowdy sister, and the tragedy of a military school cadet who suffers from the stigma of being a Jew in an alien community. There is dark at the top of everyone's stairs, but it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance, and compassion.