Time and the Conways

by  J.B. Priestley

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 6f

The Conways are having a party to celebrate Kay's twenty first birthday. At the party Kay, with frightening clarity, sees her family twenty years in the future.

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Time and the Conways

by  J.B. Priestley

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    4m, 6f
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    From Broadway, From West End
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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The Conways are having a party to celebrate Kay's twenty first birthday. Kay hopes to be a novelist. Hazel, the beauty, anticipates a romantic marriage. Madge wants to reform the world and marry the dashing young family lawyer. Carol, the baby of the family, spreads good cheer while Robin, back from war, is certain to have a good career. Alan is content to be an armchair philosopher. The nitwit mother has high hopes for them all. At the party Kay, with frightening clarity, sees her family twenty years in the future. They are petty, mean, and unfulfilled. Only Kay and her calm brother realize time is relative and there is something fine and worthwhile beyond.
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Time and the Conways will begin preview performances on Broadway with The Roundabout Theatre Company Autumn 2017, in a production directed by Rebecca Taichman, and starring Elizabeth McGovern. Time and the Conways returns to Broadway for the first time since its premiere in 1938.

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  • College Theatre / Student
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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s, 1910s / WWI
  • Setting: The sitting room of Mrs. Conway's home. 1919
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

4m, 6f
MRS. CONWAY
ALAN
MADGE
ROBIN
HAZEL
KAY
CAROL
JOHN HELFORD
ERNEST BEEVERS
GERALD THORNTON
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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J.B. Priestley

John Boynton Priestley (1894 - 1984) was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, son of a schoolmaster. He left Belle Vue School at 16 and worked in a wool office, beginning to write in his spare time. He volunteered for the army in 1914 and served throughout the First World War, surviving the grim conditions of the trenches. He ...

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Time and the Conways premiered at the Duchess Theatre in London in August 1937.

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