304 pages. Language: English. "William Inge…possesses a kind of magic, it is the magic of language, of never using a false word or phrase…" —NY Newsday. Api 613 Latest Edition Of Dsm. Plot. It is overshadowed by Picnic and Bus Stop. Shirley Knight garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and Lee Kinsolving was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actor.Knight was also nominated for two Golden Globes. Mann's direction was nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing in a Feature Film. At several performances, that ticket will also include a post-performance talkback: . [12][13] Eve Arden's performance rated among the five best of the year by supporting actresses, according to The Film Daily's poll of over 1800 critics.[3]. The cost and license availability quoted are estimates only and may differ when you apply for a license. —NY Post. A strange mixture, both old-fashioned and dated, while at the same time more modern in theme than that of his contemporaries. Theatremonkey.com Palace Theatre Box Office booking details. First, the cast read through the entire script, then they rehearsed the entire screenplay on set prior to the commencement of filming. Picnic, of course, nearly conquered the problem by being about sex. The Amazon Book Review Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Oct 08, 1960 The original Broadway production of 'Dark at the Top of the Stairs' by William Inge opened at the Music Box Theater in New York City on December 5, 1957, ran for 468 performances and was nominated for the 1958 Tony Award for the Best Play. They praised the work of Harriett Frank and Irving Ravetch in their adaptation of Inge's play to the screen, and felt the acting was exceptional. Next script on my script shelf. She pretends to be a customer, before revealing she is Rubin's wife. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs is a 1957 play by William Inge about family conflicts during the early 1920s in a small Oklahoma town. Posted on 8/6/2018 by admin. It was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play in 1958 and was made into a film of the same name in 1960. The cost and license availability quoted are estimates only and may differ when you apply for a license. Please try again later. Full Length Play, Drama / 2f, 3m, 2girl(s), 3boy(s) William Inge "A moving, perceptive and effective drama." [3] The film went into production in late January. They called Preston's work 'excellent', and McGuire 'warm and appealing'; they felt the rest of the cast was well-done, and singled out Lansbury's performance as outstanding. The couple's younger son Sonny is being bullied at school. 235 Park Avenue South The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. He returns home to find Cora waiting for him. [8], Shirley Knight earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Reenie Flood. Grove Press. [6] However, Bosley Crowther of The New York Times did not give the film a favorable review, calling it a 'flawed adaptation of the original stage play'. He confesses that he has lost his job and doesn't know how to tell Cora. Here we find Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm, Cora, his sensitive and lovely wife, Sonny, their little boy and Reenie, their teenage daughter. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs accentuates a problem visible already in William Inge's overly celebrated Picnic: it is hard to be interesting about dull, ordinary people, even if you characterize them with compassion. Academy Award winner Delbert Mann directed the work of Robert Preston and Dorothy McGuire in the production. [Harriet Frank; Irving Ravetch; William Inge; Warner Bros. Concord Theatricals Dark at the Top of the Stairs is not William Inge's most popular play. It was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play in 1958 and was made into a film of the same name in 1960. Cora promises Sonny to stop being so over-protective so he can grow into a responsible adult, then receives a call letting her know that Sammy has died. The drama was reworked by Inge from his earlier play Farther Off from Heaven, first staged in 1947 at Margo Jones' Theatre '47 in Dallas, Texas. "A moving, perceptive and effective drama." Find all about dark at the top of the stairs on Scripts.com! It was nominated for the. She also reveals that Rubin has lost his job. Start planning your production with a cost estimate you can save and share with your team. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, is a theatrical treat and at $20 a ticket, a bargain as well. Based on the William Inge play, this is really more a series of vignettes about the crises in an Oklahoma family during the 1920s. 45 years old and i was cast as Cora – who is the mother of teenagers... 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