The American Legacy
220 East Fourth Street ~ New York, New York 10009
Administration: (212) 995 8410 ~ Tickets: 800-838-3006
|Praise for The Boss...|
"resounds with contemporary echoes....compelling theater"
- Karl Levett
"incisive....another reason to seek out more hidden treasures of American theater"
"vigorous and lively....an exciting evening of theater"
photo by Sarah Jun
by Edward Sheldon
In 1911, a bare-knuckles robber-baron has taken over the grain industry in a Great Lakes city, squeezing out all competition, crushing his workers, and turning a once proud city into his own fiefdom. A youthful idealist organizes a strike to fight back, and the Boss threatens to bankrupt the entire town. Perhaps the only real hope lies in the unlikeliest place: the heart of a ruthless man who has also fallen in love. One-half melodrama, one-half social protest, The Boss is a confrontation of corporate power, individual generosity, community values, and even a newly globalizing economy--all from 100 years ago.
Click here for more on author Edward Sheldon from Harvard Magazine
J. Stephen Brantley
* The cast and Stage Manager are members of Actors Equity Association.
The Boss is an AEA Approved Showcase.
William Vann Carlton*
Alex RoeLighting Design by
Costume Design by
Gladys FoxeProduction Assistants