Look Homeward, Angel

by  Thomas Wolfe, Ketti Frings

Full Length Play, Drama  /  10m, 8f

Winner! 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! Best American Play - 1957-58 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award

"One of the finest plays in American dramatic literature." - The New York Post

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    10m, 8f
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  • Accolades

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    Tony, Pulitzer, From Broadway
  • Suggested Use

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    • Cutting Approved for Competition
    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material

Additional Info

An authentic American classic, this powerful and vital play captures the sardonic humor and the grief, both private and universal, of Wolfe's novel about a youth coming of age. Concentrating on the last third of Wolfe's story, the play vividly portrays Eugene Gant, his mother, who is obsessed by her material holdings and who maintains barriers against the love of her family, his father, a stonecutter imprisoned by his failures, and the brother who never breaks away.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
    Winner! Best American Play - 1957-58 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award

Reviews

REVIEWS

"One of the finest plays in American dramatic literature." - The New York Post

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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Setting: The town of Altamont, in the state of North Carolina in the fall of the year nineteen hundred and sixteen.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

10m, 8f

BEN GANT
MRS. MARIE "FATTY" PERT
HELEN GANT BARTON
HUGH BARTON
ELIZA GANT
WILL PENTLAND
EUGENE GANT
JAKE CLATT
MRS. CLATT
FLORRY MANGLE
MRS. SNOWDEN
MR. FARREL
MISS BROWN
LAURA JAMES
W.O. GANT
DR. MAGUIRE
TARKINTON
MADAME ELIZABETH
LUKE GANT

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Authors

Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe

Ketti Frings

Ketti Frings

First presented by Kermit Bloomgarden and Theatre 200, Inc., at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, November 29th, 1957.

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