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ReGroup Theatre Co Presents
Success Story By John Howard Lawson
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 through Sunday, March 24, 2013

"A hectic poetry compounded from the slogans of advertisements, the slang of gangsterdom, and echoes of Old Testament music." -Clifford Odets

Length: 2 hrs 30 mins
Intermission: Yes
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

SUCCESS STORY is a classic tale of ambition, the American Dream and what actually constitutes "success." Set in the New York advertising agency,these pre-Mad Men and women struggle to keep their heads above water as the Great Depression hits.

Success Story is the tale of Sol Ginsberg, a young Jewish upstart at a Madison Ave advertising firm in 1928. A former idealist radical, he now sees that the only way to achieve the American Dream is through money. As opportunities present themselves, he begins compromising his spirit in order to get ahead, even risking losing his childhood sweetheart and his own identity.

Described by Dawn Powell as the best play she had ever seen, Success Story gets a very rare NY revival. Originally presented in 1932, Success Story was the 3rd play produced by the Group Theatre under the direction of Lee Strasberg and featuring the A-List cast of Luther & Stella Adler, Franchot Tone, Morris Carnovsky, etc. It was written by master playwright John Howard Lawson, once known as Eugene O'Neill's contemporary as the greatest American playwright. According to Group co-founder, Harold Clurman, Lawson was "the hope of our theatre."

Starring the talents of Allie Mulholland, Leah Wagner, James Aronson, Brandon Ruckdashel, Pooya Mohseni, Luke Guldan, Robert Benes, Tami McCarthy and Carly J. Bauer. Laura Sisskin and Brian Stites direct. Lighting design by Daniel Winters and set design by Joseph Croghan.

Playing as part of the John Howard Lawson Revivals in rep with LOUD SPEAKER.
 


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