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The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Eclipse Theatre Company presents
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
part of the 2018 William Inge Season


Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three
2936 N. Southport Ave.
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60657
Lincoln, Wellington and Southport
CTA Bus #9; Brown Line Wellington Stop

PG-13 due to dark content. Performance lasts 2 hours 20 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.

The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family -- Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora, his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny, their little boy; and Reenie, their teenage daughter. A series of short stories unfolds — the fight between a husband and wife; the fear of an overly shy young girl on going to a dance; the problems of an introverted little boy who feels that the whole world is against him; the corroding marriage of Cora’s rowdy sister; and the tragedy of a military school cadet who suffers from the stigma of being a Jew in an alien community. There is dark at the top of everyone’s stairs, but it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance and compassion.
Eclipse Theatre Company presents
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
part of the 2018 William Inge Season
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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