Street Scene

by  Elmer Rice

Full Length Play, Drama  /  16m, 11f

Winner! 1929 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

An outstanding Broadway success and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is a panorama of the comedy and tragedy of daily life played to the accompaniment of rumbling elevated trains and the tooting of whistles. Though this remarkable play is primarily…

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Street Scene

by  Elmer Rice

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  • Cast Size

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    16m, 11f
  • Accolades

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    Pulitzer, From Broadway

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An outstanding Broadway success and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is a panorama of the comedy and tragedy of daily life played to the accompaniment of rumbling elevated trains and the tooting of whistles. Though this remarkable play is primarily a slice of life in a poor neighborhood, it is held together by a strikingly dramatic plot which has to do with a theatrical scene shifter whose wife has been having a sordid affair with the milkman. The husband returns unexpectedly and kills them both. The incident serves chiefly to crystalize the viewpoint and very human reactions of the entire neighborhood. This modern classic that catches the varying moods of daily life as it is lived by millions in a large metropolis.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 1929 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Considerations

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: The exterior of a walk-up apartment  in a mean quarter of New York.

Casting

16m, 11f

ABRAHAM KAPLAN
GRETA FIORENTINO
EMMA JONES
OLGA OLSEN
WILLIE MAURRANT
ANNA MAURRANT
DANIEL BUCHANAN
FRANK MAUBRANT
GEORGE JONES
STEVE SANKEY
AGNES CUSHING
CARL OLSEN
SHIRLEY KAPLAN
FILIPPO FIOBENTINO
ALICE SIMPSON
LAURA HILDEBRAND
MARY HILDEBRAND
SAMUEL KAPLAN
ROSE MAURRANT
HARRY EASTER
MAE JONES
DICK MCGANN
VINCENT JONES
DR. JOHN WILSON
OFFICER HARRY MURPHY
A MILKMAN
A LETTER-CARRIER
AN ICE-MAN
TWO COLLEGE GIRLS
A MUSIC STUDENT
MARSHALL JAMES HENRY
FRED CULLEN
AN OLD-CLOTHES MAN
AN INTERN
AN AMBULANCE DRIVER
A FURNITURE MOVER
TWO NURSE-MAIDS
POLICEMEN
TWO APARTMENT HUNTERS
PASSERS-BY

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Authors

Elmer Rice

Elmer Rice (born Sept. 28, 1892, New York City—died May 8, 1967, Southampton, Hampshire, Eng.) was an American playwright, director, and novelist noted for his innovative and polemical plays. Rice graduated from the New York Law School in 1912 but soon turned to writing plays. His first work, the melodramatic On Trial ...

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STREET SCENE was originally presented at The Playhouse in New York City on January 10th, 1929.

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