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On Strivers Row
Metropolitan Playhouse
New York, NY
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On Strivers Row
Oscar and Dolly Van Striven are hosting their daughters debutante party in their townhouse on Striver's Row, but the success of the social event of the season is by no means guaranteed. A scheming socialite from Brooklyn, a judgmental grandmother, a secret boyfriend, a presumptuous lottery winner, and none other than 'Joe the Jiver' all want to come to this party.

The first major production of the American Negro Theatre in 1940 is described as a satire on African-American social climbing.  But Mr. Hills play is actually a complex work masquerading as a farce, dealing with issues of class, gender roles and intra-racial stereotyping.

Run time: 2:15 (including intermission)

On Striver's Row
by Abram Hill

Directed by Timothy Johnson

Adrian Baidoo as Ed Tucker
Charles Anthony Burks as Oscar van Striven
Christina Eskridge as Lily
Anthony T Goss as Chuck
Marie Louise Guinier as Mrs. Pace
SJ Hannah as Joe
Linda Kuriloff as Ruby Jackson
Roland Lane as Dr. Leon Davis
Kim Yancey Moore as Dolly van Striven
Al-nisa Petty as Cobina van Striven
Madelynn Poulson as Beulah
Marlaina Powell as Louise Davis
Lauren Marissa Smith as Tillie Petunia
DeAnna Supplee as Sophie
Ruby Thomas as Rowena
Lawrence Winslow as Prof. Hennypest


Metropolitan Playhouse (View)
220 East Fourth Street
New York, NY 10009
United States


Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


The American Legacy