My Star of Hope
by Lily Poritz Miller
*   three acts (90 min.) / Drama
*   Casting: 3 male / 3 female (total roles: 6)

Setting

New York City's garment district
Late 1950s


Plot Summary

Set in New York City in the late 1950s, this is the story of Amie
Sweetbriar, an innocent young girl from a small town who
comes to the big city in search of stardom. A part-time job in the
garment district thrusts her into a bewildering relationship with
the owner of the firm, David Phillips, a streetwise ladies' man
whose prey has been the show girls of Radio City Music Hall.
Against the background of New York's garment district, the
ill-fated lovers struggle to bridge the irreconcilable differences of
their worlds.

Set Description

A shabby office in the garment district of New York. Three
desks are cluttered closely together, with a filing cabinet in the
rear. To the left of the office is an entrance into a smaller room,
which is used for shipping and packaging. A long bench
occupies most of this room. The rooms are separated from each
other by a portable partition. To the right of the office is the exit.
Monica McCormack as
Amie Sweetbriar
First performed: New School, New
York, 1959, under the direction of
George Kondolf, executive producer of
the Theatre Guild's U.S. Steel Hour.
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