A Brooklyn street in 1929

Street Scene

By Elmer Rice

Directed By: John A.C. Kennedy

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Street Scene depicts two scorching hot days in June 1929, when the pot finally boils over for Frank Maurrant. The rumors about his wife having an affair have become too loud and too persistent for him to ignore. The claustrophobic reality of living in a six-storey walk-up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan with the neighbors all knowing everyone’s business, and constantly passing judgement on everyone’s behaviour, leads to dire consequences.

Still unwilling to write a conventional play according to the safe, stereotyped forms, Elmer Rice contents himself with writing an honest one…He has observed and transcribed his material perfectly. It manages to be generally interesting, frequently amusing, and extraordinarily authentic.⁠—New York Times

Performances and Tickets

April 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 8:00 pm

April 11 and 18 at 3:00 pm

Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Students/Seniors