The Time of Your Life

Definition

Theater

  • The second play by the US dramatist William Saroyan, first performed in 1939 in New York by the Theatre Guild. The production won the New York Drama critics' Award and the 1940 Pulitzer Prize, which Saroyan refused. A 1948 filmed version starred James Cagney and William Bendix.

    The play is set in a waterfront bar in San Francisco. The regulars are a crowd of lovable eccentrics whose conversation reflects Saroyan's belief in the value of the weak, poor, and obscure members of society.

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