The Time of Your Life

Comedy - Original

Booth Theatre (October 25, 1939 - January 27, 1940)
Guild Theatre (January 29, 1940 - April 06, 1940)
Guild Theatre (September 23, 1940 - October 19, 1940)
Data not verified
  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 25, 1939
  • Closing Date: October 19, 1940
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 217

Playwright: William Saroyan


A group of eccentrics inhabit a dive bar in San Francisco, developing friendships and romances, in William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.


The original run of The Time of Your Life (Oct. 25, 1939 - Apr. 6, 1940) ran 185 performances. After winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play, it returned for an addition 32 performances (Sep. 23, 1940 - Oct. 19, 1940).


Opening Night Cast

Edward Andrews Tom
Cathie Bailey Elsie
Reginald Beane Wesley
William Bendix Krupp
Michelette Burani Nick's Ma
Grover Burgess Blick
Mary Cheffey Killer's sidekick
Curt Conway Dudley
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Opening Night Production Credits

  William Saroyan Writer
  Eddie Dowling Director
  William Saroyan Director
  Watson Barratt Scenic Design
  The Theatre Guild Producer
  Eddie Dowling Produced in Association with
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1940 Best American Play William Saroyan Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1940 Pulitzer Prize for Drama William Saroyan Winner
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