Stairs to the Roof
Full Length Play, Drama / 16m, 8f
Much of the play is set in a shirt factory in St. Louis and chronicles the daily frustrations of white-collar workers who find themselves stuck in dead-end jobs that stifle creativity.
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Setting: Multiple locations
MR. GUM ALFRED
JOHNNIE - the office boy
BENJAMIN D. MURPHY
MR. WARREN B. THATCHER
ALMA - Ben's wife
A YOUNG SOLDIER
EDNA - Jim's wife
THE NIGHT WATCHMAN - also plays THE ZOOKEPER
TWO ZOO GUARDS
FIRST MUMMER - reader
MESSERS. P, D, Q, T - company stockholders
- Room for Extras
Plus ensemble of office workers, choral voices, offstage speakers, carnival crowd, and a barker.
Stairs to the Roof premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, CA in February 1947 under the direction of Gilmor Brown.