July 11-15, 1967
Director - Charles W. Dodrill
Designer-Technical Director - Deena Ferrigno
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. 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 drama centers on Rubin Flood, who loses his salesman job. While searching for a new job, he must deal with his wife, Cora, who shuns intimacy and mistakes his joblessness for stinginess, his shy daughter who prepares for her first dance and his pre-teen son who runs to his mother instead of dealing with bullies. He tries to find comfort with a friend, Mavis Pruitt, thus setting off rumors of an untoward relationship.
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. (2016, November 20). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:58, June 14, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Dark_at_the_Top_of_the_Stairs&oldid=750513531
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College Theater, Otterbein University Theater, Drama
Otterbein University Theatre and Dance Department, "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" (1967). 1967 Summer Theatre. 3.