Winner! 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! Drama Critics' Circle Award Tribune
Among the denizens of Nick's Pacific Street Saloon, Restaurant and Entertainment Palace at the foot of Embarcadero, San Franscisco circa 1939 are Joe, a melancholy regular, and his friend Tom, an eager-to-please disciple of Joe's philosophies who carries a torch for Kitty Duval, a fragile streetwalker. Kit Carson, an old 'Indian fighter' ("no foundation, all the way around"), the mysterious Mary L., and Harry the Hoofer, are just a few of this cross-section of humanity who, over three acts, play out Saroyan's arguments on life, love and the follies and future of mankind.
"Gleeful, heartbreaking, tender and hilarious, probing and elusive." - New York Post