The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
About The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family -- Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora, his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny, their little boy; and Reenie, their teenage daughter. A series of short stories unfolds — the fight between a husband and wife; the fear of an overly shy young girl on going to a dance; the problems of an introverted little boy who feels that the whole world is against him; the corroding marriage of Cora’s rowdy sister; and the tragedy of a military school cadet who suffers from the stigma of being a Jew in an alien community. There is dark at the top of everyone’s stairs, but it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance and compassion.
2hr (Inc. Intermission)
Recommended for ages 13 and up due to dark content.