Full Length Play
Time Period - 1930s
Settings Of Play - The sitting room and dining room of the Miller home. A bar in a small hotel. A strip of beach on the harbor.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Tony, From Broadway
Nominee! 1989 Tony Award, Best Revival
Nominee! 1998 Tony Award, Best Revival
Revived in 1998 to acclaim at New York's Lincoln Center, Ah, Wilderness! is a sharp departure from the gritty reality of the author's renowned dramas. Taking place over the July 4th weekend of 1906 in an idyllic Connecticut town, it offers a tender, retrospective portrait of small town family values, teenage growing pains, and young love.
"A breath of fresh air [...] A miracle of sense and sensibility [...] Vividly alive." - New York Post
"Happy days are here again in a positively winning revival [that is] [...] less a comedy than an elegy for a warm, safe, lost world [...] The note of tender elegy is sweet." - The New York Times
Ah, Wilderness! was first presented on Broadway by The Theatre Guild, Inc., at The Guild Theatre in New York City on October 2, 1933. It was directed by Philip Moeller.