A rich tapestry of human life, peopled by a profusion of wistful dreamers, pining lonely hearts, and beer-hall philosophers, this is a twentieth-century American masterpiece. The Time of Your Life was the first play to win both the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. It has been revived three times on Broadway; was filmed in 1948, starring James Cagney; and was twice filmed for television.
18 m., 7 f.
Strange, kindly Joe's search for happiness and answers to the far reaching enigmas of life takes him to Nick's waterfront saloon where his friend and errand boy, huge and simple, falls in love with a fragile lady of the evening. To protect their happiness, Joe almost shoots a vice raider. Wandering in and out of the saloon are vivid characters who want to get more living done and are as unsure as Joe about how to go about it.
Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and of the Drama Critics' Circle Award.
"One of the most enchanting theatrical works imaginable." N.Y. Herald Tribune
"Gleeful, heartbreaking, tender and hilarious, probing and elusive." N.Y. Post