Imagine you're looking down at a New York Street that comes to a dead end in a wharf over the East River. To the left is a high terrace and a white iron gate leading to the back of the exclusive East River Terrace Apartments. Hugging the terrace and filing up the street are a series of squalid tenement house. Ever increasing extremes of wealth and poverty divide a city still grappling with the effects of the greatest economic downturn of the twentieth century.
This is the world inhabited by the five teenagers who form the dramatic center of Sidney Kingsley's Dead End. The Irondale Ensemble and its offshoot the Young Company team up professionally for the first time to bring you this hard driven, exciting and ultimately inspirational drama.