Jerry Ruiz's elegant staging of this 1931 play pulls a low-stakes middle-class drama off the page.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Philip Goes Forth tells the story of a young man who rebels against his father and a career in the family business. He leaves home and ventures to New York to write plays without his father's support or blessing, but with this warning: "Don't imagine, whenever you get tired floating around up there in the clouds that you can drop right back into your place down here -- that isn't the way things go!" George Kelly's comedy made its debut at Broadway's Biltmore Theater in January of 1931. New York was the city of dreams -- and Kelly's humorous examination of one young dreamer remains an exquisite portrait of coming-of-age in modern America.