Green Grow the Lilacs (play)


Green Grow the Lilacs (play)

Infobox Play
name = Green Grow the Lilacs


image_size =
caption = WPA poster from 1937.
writer = Lynn Riggs
characters =
setting = Indian Territory (Oklahoma), 1900
premiere = January 19, 1931
place = National Theatre Washington D.C.
orig_lang = English
subject = Love
genre = Drama
ibdb_id =

"Green Grow the Lilacs" is a 1931 play by Lynn Riggs named for the popular folk song of the same name. [http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=G5b2jTZhwQcC&dq=green+grow+the+lilacs+&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=xZfKXi6sCC&sig=qf4AJ6F7VM0ml2quSLGLgUc19Ac&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result#PPP1,M1 "Green Grow The Lilacs: A Play"] , Lynn Riggs, Samuel French Inc., 1931 ISBN 0573609624.] It was performed 64 times on Broadway, opening on January 26, 1931 and closing March 21, 1931. It also shown January 19, 1931 through January 24, 1931 at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. It was produced by the Theatre Guild and directed by Herbert J. Biberman. Renowned acting teacher Lee Strasberg played the part of a peddlar.The play also toured the Midwest , and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. [http://www.okfriends.net/riggs.htm "Lynn Riggs: An Oklahoma Treasure"] , [http://www.okfriends.net/index.htm Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma] ] For example, it appeared at the Dallas Little Theatre during the week of March 7, 1932, and again in Dallas at the Festival of Southwestern Plays, on May 10, 1935.. [http://members.cox.net/lynn.riggs/LynnRiggs.htm "Lynn Riggs"] , Mary Hays Marable and Elaine Boylan, pages 93-96 of "A Handbook of Oklahoma Writers", University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 1939, ASIN B0006AONUW .] Although the 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical play "Oklahoma!" replaced the old folk songs in Riggs' work, the rest of the script is very similar.

Characters

*Curly McClain
*Aunt Eller Murphy
*Laurey Williams
*Jeeter Fry
*Ado Annie Carnes
*A Pedler
*Cord Elam
*Old Man Peck

etting

Indian Territory, 1900.;Scene 1The front room of the Williams farmhouse, a June morning.;Scene 2Laurey's bedroom.;Scene 3The smoke house.;Scene 4The porch of Old Man Peck's house, that night.;Scene 5The hayfield, a month later.;Scene 6The front room, three nights later.

References

External links

* [http://www.ibdb.com/production.php?id=11308 "Green Grow The Lilacs"] production credits, Internet Broadway Database


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