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The Time of Your Life -- Saroyan's beloved San Francisco treat.

  • May 27, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Saroyan's 1939 play is set in Nick's Pacific Street Saloon, Restaurant and Entertainment Palace, a run down dive bar in San Francisco's  Barbary Coast. Much of the action of the play centers around Joe, a young loafer with money who encourages each of the bar's patrons in their eccentricities. Joe helps out a would-be dancer, Harry, and sets up his flunky, Tom, with a prostitute, Kitty Duval. The bar is frequented by a number of colorful characters, including a frenetic young man in love, an old man who looks like Kit Carson, and an affluent society couple.

Nick's saloon is based on the café operated by Izzy Gomez,  which Saroyan frequented.

Ten principal roles.

You must supply your own copy of the script.  A PDF is available in the More -> Files section of this meetup.  You must be logged into in order to see it.




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  • Pat W.

    It was a lovely Capraesque play, but too long for our group time.

    May 27, 2013

  • Margo

    If it rains I can't go. But then maybe it won't. I just don't know...

    May 27, 2013

  • Kristen L.

    I wish I could come today! Looking forward to making it over there eventually.

    May 27, 2013

  • Cheryl T.

    This sounds just great. Give me a little time to finish this remodel project and I'd love to meet you.

    May 27, 2013

  • Jayjay

    This will be my first time..

    May 26, 2013

  • Karen T.

    I've never done this before. I love this idea.

    May 19, 2013

  • John C.

    What did SF look like at the end of the depression and the war in Europe?

    May 17, 2013

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