Axis Theatre Company revives this 1935 drama set in a NYC where tenement houses and luxury apartments stand side by side, and extreme wealth and abject poverty intersect every day. More…
Gangsters and bankers, prostitutes and lost children, failure and dreams of the future all live on this street. Axis illuminates these stark contrasts with an understanding of their mythology as well as their contemporary mirror in the city of today. In its original Broadway run, Sidney Kingsley's show played for almost two years, and was turned into the 1937 film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart.
See it if you want to see a shortened version of a classic play that will never be revived on Broadway in a slimmed down production with ok acting.
Don't see it if you don't like classic plays shortened to the point of losing it's dramatic effect about life during the depression.
See it if A well know play rarely performed with a large cast. Done right it is still a classic. Large cast brings it to life.
Don't see it if Having talented young girls play the parts of the Dead End Kids don't do it for you. Loud voices in a small theatre bother you at times.
See it if You enjoy vivid, original takes on older plays, you want to see amazing performances from a transformative group of actors
Don't see it if You want to see a musical or light comedy