Event Transit
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Venue New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW
First Date 9 July 1938
Last Date 11 July 1938
Dates Estimated No
Status Pro-Am
World Premiere Yes
Description From the novelette "Season of Celebration" by Albert Maltz. A one-act play adapted by Philip Stevenson. 'Transit' is an American play about the most abused sections of the unemployed in America. Performed alongside 'The Sword Sung at the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, 9th and 11th July, 1938.
Scene: The Hotel Raleigh, on the Bowery, New York
Time: Winter
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Unemployment
Name Function Notes
Victor Arnold Actor Knox
Jack Barker Actor Reynolds
Frank Callanan Actor Baldy White
Kleber Claux Actor Mike Zets
Jake Fagan Actor Cop
Jack Grey Actor Hunchy
Reg Humphreys Actor Hel Blessy
Charles Kitchener Actor Bill Benson
Kenyon McCarron Actor Luke Hall
Desmond Rowan Actor Jim O'Shaughnessy
Frank Swonnell Actor Interne
Philip Stevenson Adaptor
Albert Maltz Playwright
Victor Arnold Producer
Charles Kitchener Set Designer
Text Nationality United States of America
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information This play was performed along-side "The Sword Sung" by Australian playwright Catherine Duncan. For further information see Event:12203. These two plays have been indexed separately. All information for this production was taken from "The New Years, 1932 -. The Plays, People and Events of Six Decades of Sydney's Radical New Theatre", New Theatre, 1992. Cast and crew, and play description taken fro
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Records of the Sydney New Theatre 1932-1990 ML MSS 6244, SLNSW
Event Identifier 22727