Narragansett 1937 takes place against the historic closing of Narragansett Race Track (home of Sea Biscuit). In that year, Governor Robert E. Quinn of Rhode Island ordered the National Guard to Pawtucket due to the racketeering of Walter E. O'Hara, the managing director of Narragansett Park.
Against such a charged and volatile background, the play traces the relationships of a corrupt jockey, Johnny Link,his friends and the loves and quarrels of a Pawtucket family as they struggle to maintain order amidst the chaotic events that surround them.
This is a staged reading and fundraiser for the celebrated Salmagundi Club, one of the oldest art organizations in the United States. It is their first dramatic presentation since their inception in 1872.