Jois Brownstein: street scene

Sept 13, 2020

This is a story that sticks with you long after you’ve finished. It’s a very simplistic plot with only one setting and it takes place in less than 24 hours. Even with these basic elements, the story grabs the audience and encourages conversation. If I had to name a theme it would be: gossip is deadly.

A group of neighbors gather on the stoop of a tenement in New York on VERY hot afternoon. Talk turns to speculation about one of the residents having an affair with. There is no evidence that this is fact, but the neighbors aren’t concerned with evidence. You’ll have to read to find out what happens.

This is the last Pulitzer of the 1920’s. It was produced 90 years ago and is still relevant today.