The Actor's Playhouse presented the original production of Fortune and Men's Eyes almost 40 years ago to critical acclaim, yet it could not be more relevant. It is a shocking play, even by today's standards, because of its candid depiction of what people can do to themselves and others to survive. Set in a Canadian juvenile penitentiary, the play chronicles Smith as he learns the ropes of his new home. The play is an atom-smasher, slamming the wide-eyed Smith into the nucleus of three cell mates, Rocky, Queenie, and Mona, who are bonded not to each other, but to the harshness of prison life.
Appropriate For Ages: 18 and up