The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
A Drama by William Inge
The drama centers on Rubin Flood, who loses his salesman job in the 1920's. While searching for a new job, he must deal with his wife, Cora, who shuns intimacy and mistakes his joblessness for stinginess, his shy daughter who prepares for her first dance and his pre-teen son who runs to his mother instead of dealing with bullies. He tries to find comfort with a friend, Mavis Pruitt, thus setting off rumors of an torrid relationship. In addition are the themes of modernization (i.e., not enough demand for horse harness, and the impending arrival of the oil industry).
This play opened December 5, 1957, at New York's Music Box Theatre and ran for a total of 468 performances. It won the Tony Award for Best Play and was made into a film in 1960.
Town and Country Players
4158 York Road
Buckingham, PA 18902
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