* World Premiere

The Time of Your Life (1976)
A play which poignantly evokes the national mood just prior to World War II – a period of thwarted aspirations, bewildered disenchantment, with character who remain through it all naïve and wholesome. Set in a San Francisco waterfront bar in 1939, there’s a helter-skelter- mixture of colorful players, who are at times humorous, sentimental, philosophical, and melodramatic. It is a play that has stood the test of time, as well as having been a success from its beginning – it won both the Pulitzer and Drama Critics’ Circle Awards in 1940. You must see it to believe it, to get the delight of it, to be enchanted by it. This is the first of our two Bicentennial classical this season.
About the Play
Written By: William Saroyan
On Broadway: IBDB Details
On the Screen: IMDB Details
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
Run Dates: 7/15/1976 - 8/7/1976
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: Gregory A. Falls
Cast: Lori Abrahamson - Anna
Richard E. (Dick) Arnold - Blick
John Aylward - Kit Carson
Erik Barnes - Wesley
Kurt Beattie - Joe
Karen Kee Campbell - Killer's sidekick
Maury Cooper - A society gentleman
Christopher (Spider) Duncan - Harry
Karen Eastman - A society lady
Patricia Estrin - Kitty Duval
Dean Gardner - Willie
Thomas Hill - Nick
Will Hughes - Krupp
Karen Joshi - Killer; Lorene
Robert MacDougall - Tom
James W. Monitor - Drunkard; Sailor
Robert E. Oram - McCarthy
Sally Pritchard - Mary L
Kathryn Stalter - Elsie Mandelspiegel
Robert E. Taeschner - Cop
James Taylor - Newsboy
A.C. Weary - Dudley R. Bostwick
Stanley Yale - Arab
Behind the Scenes: Eileen MacRae Murphy - Stage Manager
Sally Richardson - Costume Designer
Phil Schermer - Lighting Designer; Technical Director
Michael Weholt - Assistant Stage Manager
Jerry Williams - Scenic Designer