Settings Of Play - Summer. An old house in North London.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Tony, Nobel Prize Winning Playwright, From Broadway
WINNER! 1967 Tony Award for Best Play
WINNER! Critics' Award for Best Play of the Year
In an old and slightly seedy house in North London there lives a family of men: Max, the aging, crude patriarch, his ineffectual brother Sam and two of Max's three sons, both unmarried- Lenny, a small-time pimp and Joey, who dreams of success as a boxer. Into this sinister abode comes the eldest son Teddy, now a successful professor of philosophy in America. After six years abroad, Teddy brings his wife Ruth, to meet the family for the first time. In the style that became a trademark, Pinter creates mounting tension, with insidiously bizarre accusations and proposals by the men to Ruth, The Homecoming gives way to an ominous game of cat and mice.
The Homecoming premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company in June of 1965 under the direction of Peter Hall. It transferred to The Music Box Theatre on Broadway in 1967.