A bittersweet comedy by the author of Play it Again Sam, Don't Drink the Water and other favorites, premiered on Broadway at Lincoln Center starring Beatrice Arthur as long-suffered Enid matriarch of the Pollack clan. Errant husband Max, 13-year-old Steve and Paul, amateur magician and narrator of the story. Set in 1945 Brooklyn (Canarsie section),The Floating Light Bulb is an evocative drama of a family in crisis leavened by wit, charm and hope.
"Makes it clear that [Woody Allen is] an accomplished playwright. The play is suffused with gentle laughter as well as touching insights about the damaging effects of parents on children, the effects of dreams and the incipient artist as insecure adolescent.... Should appeal to anyone interested in good theatre." - WQXR