Silent Night, Lonely Night

by  Robert Anderson

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 3f

"Beautifully and tenderly written." - New York Daily News

A man and woman meet at a New England inn on Christmas eve in this bittersweet comedy that starred Henry Fonda and Barbara Bel Geddes on Broadway. She is fretting about an unfaithful husband and picking up her son from a nearby school infirmary. His …

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Silent Night, Lonely Night

by  Robert Anderson

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A man and woman meet at a New England inn on Christmas eve in this bittersweet comedy that starred Henry Fonda and Barbara Bel Geddes on Broadway. She is fretting about an unfaithful husband and picking up her son from a nearby school infirmary. His wife is in an asylum, insane since her despair over his affair enabled their little girl to wandered off and drown. This night they need love. In the morning, she flies off to her contrite husband with her boy and he finds his wife in a rare period of lucidity: It is Christmas.
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"Beautifully and tenderly written. " - New York Daily News

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Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson, who has been described as the "dramatist of loneliness," was one of America’s major playwrights to chronicle mid-century American life. Anderson was born in New York City in 1917 and received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University, where he began writing for the stage. His plays ...

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