They Knew What They Wanted

by  Sidney Howard

Full Length Play, Drama  /  9m, 4f

Winner! 1925 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

In the 1920's, Napa Valley middle-aged wine-grower Tony wants to get married and decides to propose by letter to a waitress in San Francisco named Amy who waited on him once. He sends her a picture of his good looking young farmhand Joe instead of hi…

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They Knew What They Wanted

by  Sidney Howard

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    9m, 4f
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    Pulitzer, From Broadway

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In the 1920's, Napa Valley middle-aged wine-grower Tony wants to get married and decides to propose by letter to a waitress in San Francisco named Amy who waited on him once. He sends her a picture of his good looking young farmhand Joe instead of himself, which creates unforeseen complications in the lives and loves of these three ordinary yet complex people. This classic Theatre Guild production was the basis for Frank Loesser's later hit Broadway musical The Most Happy Fella.
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  • Winner! 1925 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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