The House in Town
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The House in Town

by Richard Greenberg
     
 

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The time is New Year�s Eve, 1929. In an elegant New York brownstone on �Millionaire�s Row� (West 23rd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues), Sam Hammer, a Jewish department store tycoon and his non-Jewish wife, Amy, bid their last few guests farewell with a parting wish: �A better year ahead.� But, as that pivotal year begins, the shadow of the enormous London… See more details below

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The time is New Year�s Eve, 1929. In an elegant New York brownstone on �Millionaire�s Row� (West 23rd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues), Sam Hammer, a Jewish department store tycoon and his non-Jewish wife, Amy, bid their last few guests farewell with a parting wish: �A better year ahead.� But, as that pivotal year begins, the shadow of the enormous London Terrace apartment complex under construction looms over their home. The shadow also portends Wall Street�s impending collapse, and the growing strain upon the Hammer�s marriage. Though Amy and Sam seem devoted to each other, their marriage has been childless, leading to a �what�s-the-point� abandonment of sexual relations. The looming Great Depression is likely to put a crimp in the lavish lifestyle of the Hammers and their friends�just as the rapidly rising giant London Terrace apartments across the street is about to rob their house of much of its light.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822221807
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
61
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.20(d)

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