Marla Koch: Street Scene

Four friends and I shared a delightful summer afternoon socially distanced in a backyard. It’s the first we’ve physically been together since the pandemic began. Zoom is great in a pinch, but being together made for a spectacular reading.

We continue to be shocked how the Pulitzer winners from the 1920’s seem perfectly contemporary today. This play had themes of antisemitism, being wary of immigrants, and law and order. I was sobered at how little progress we’ve made in almost 100 years.

This is the 20th play our group has read. None of us have acting experience, yet with experience we are getting more and more into our characters. This play made it easy with the varied accents being written into the dialect. The play had heavy themes, yet we had a marvelous time. Thanks for making the script available George.