The Cave Dwellers

by  William Saroyan

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  9m, 5f

"One of the most enchanting stories he has ever told." - The New York Times

This allegorical comedy is by the celebrated writer of The Human Comedy and The Time of Your Life

The Cave Dwellers explores the adventures of some homeless people who are camping out on the stage of an abandoned theat…

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The Cave Dwellers

by  William Saroyan

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This allegorical comedy is by the celebrated writer of The Human Comedy and The Time of Your Life.

The Cave Dwellers explores the adventures of some homeless people who are camping out on the stage of an abandoned theatre that is about to be pulled down for a housing project. One who calls herself "the Queen' is the ruin of a former actress. "The King' used to be a celebrated clown. "The Duke' was once a prizefight champion. "The Girl' (she is too young to have been famous at anything) is a homeless, frightened wretch who comes in off the streets. Although food is scarce and the cold is congealing, the characters have glowing spirits and wonderful memories of their triumphant days. Humor, grace, innocence and improvisation distinguish this Broadway classic.

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"One of the most enchanting stories he has ever told." - The New York Times

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