Winner! 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! Best American Play - 1957-58 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award
An authentic American classic, this powerful and vital play captures the sardonic humor and the grief, both private and universal, of Wolfe's novel about a youth coming of age. Concentrating on the last third of Wolfe's story, the play vividly portrays Eugene Gant, his mother, who is obsessed by her material holdings and who maintains barriers against the love of her family, his father, a stonecutter imprisoned by his failures, and the brother who never breaks away.
"One of the finest plays in American dramatic literature." - The New York Post
First presented by Kermit Bloomgarden and Theatre 200, Inc., at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, November 29th, 1957.