Full Length Play
Time Period - 1950s
Settings Of Play - New York City, the 1950s.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Alcohol, Strong Language
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
From Broadway, From Off-Broadway
The author of Loose Ends and Moonchildren dramatizes the desperate attempts of a 16 year-old boy to reconcile his divorced parents, a somber chronicle about disillusionment of people whose hopes and dreams are tainted by the prism of time. The events of the 1950's are explored through the eyes of Martin's parents, radicals who have chosen very different ways to cope with the changed and changing times. Elise is still a bohemian, a rebel without a cause who wants to live for something more than survival. Andrew has dropped back into the system and accepted the conventionality of day-to-day existence. Caught between these irreconcilables, Martin is unable to bring his parents back together but must find and follow his own life path.
"Mr. Weller finds in one family's disintegration a paradigm of the postwar collapse of liberal idealism. This is without question Mr. Weller's most intelligent play." - The New York Times
"Emotionally charged; a touching, lovely work." - New York Post
Spoils of War premiered off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre in April 1988 under the direction of Autsin Pendelton.