- Street Scene (play)
"Street Scene" is a play by
Elmer Ricethat opened at the Playhouse Theatrein New York Cityon January 10, 1929and ran for a total of 601 performances. The action of this ambitious, groundbreaking play takes place entirely on the front stoop of a New York City brownstoneand in the adjacent street in the early part of the 20th century. It studies the daily and complex lives of the people living in the building (and surrounding neighborhood) and their sad, often tragic interactions.
It won the 1929
Pulitzer Prizefor Drama.
The main characters are Anna Maurrant, dealing with issues of infidelity; Rose Maurrant, her daughter, who struggles with the demands of her job and boss and her attraction to a Jewish neighbor, Sam Kaplan; Frank Maurrant, the domineering and sometimes
abusivehusband and father of Anna and Rose; Sam, a caring and concerned neighbor in love with Rose; and many other neighbors and passersby.
"Street Scene" was adapted for film released in 1931, and opera in 1946. The film
screenplaywas written by Rice, and the operawas adapted by Kurt Weill.
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