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About this show

Joe Bonaparte sets aside his dream of becoming a violinist for the promise of a lucrative boxing career. As he skyrockets to boxing fame, Joe finds himself torn between the lure of big money and the distinct possibility of injuring his hands and permanently destroying his musical career. He is surrounded by pressure and desires that are not always his own - from his Italian immigrant father to his manager Tom Moody, to Tom's girlfriend Lorna Moon - with whom Joe falls in love - everyone seems to want a piece of his future. Clifford Odets biggest hit, Golden Boy was made into a 1939 film of the same name, starring William Holden in the role that would make him a star.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Church Street Theater, Washington, DC