Accent on Youth
by Samson Raphelson
Full Length Play, Comedy / 6m, 3f
A witty and moving comedy is by one of the most prolific writers during Broadway and Hollywood's Golden Age. The engaging plot has successful middle-aged playwright Steven Gaye falling in love with 20-ish Linda Brown who happens to be his secretary. After temporarily deferring to a younger man for her affections while starring in Steven's new play, Steven ultimately proves that age itself is merely a number. A charming, sophisticated romp.
"What hasn't gone out of fashion is Raphaelson's knack for presenting recognizably amusing figures and his gift for witty one-liners..." - TheatreMania, Read More
"This little gem of tangled relationships based on a playwright's maneuvering of human emotions strikes chords in all areas." - New York Theatre Guide, Read More
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: 1930s
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: The study of playwright Steven Gaye.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
LINDA BROWN - 20s. Steven's secretary.
GENEVIEVE LANG - An older actress.
FLOGDELL - Steven's butler.
FRANK GALLOWAY - The older lead in Steven's new play.
DICKIE REYNOLDS - The younger lead in Steven's new play.
MISS DARLING - An old girlfriend of Steven's.
BUTCH - Friend of Dickie.
CHUCK - Friend of Dickie.
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
Accent on Youth premiered on Broadway at the Plymouth Theatre in December of 1934 under the direction of Benn W. Levy.