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The Transport Group presents the official 50th anniversary production of William Inge's The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, directed by Jack Cummings III. Set in a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920's, the play tells the story of a middle class family torn apart by economic forces, social upheaval, violence, and sexual trauma. It centers on Rubin Flood, who after losing his job as a traveling salesman for a harness manufacturer, finds himself pulled in several directions at once -- looking for new employment while trying to deal at once with a wife who shuns intimacy and mistakes his joblessness for stinginess; a shy teenage daughter preparing for her first dance; and an introverted son who runs to his mother instead of confronting local bullies.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Connelly Theater, Off-Broadway

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