Men in White

This celebrated play deals with the medical profession, with the doctors and nurses who consecrate themselves to the Hippocratian ideal, and with a young doctor’s initiation into the rigorous realities without which the profession of medicine cannot maintain its high ethical level.

Play title: Men in White

Author (s): Sidney Kingsley

Publisher: Samuel French

Publication Date: 1933

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Medicine

Scientist (s) Fictional

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 18m, 9f

Dr. Gordon, Dr. Crawford/ Mac, Barbara Dennin, Dr. Levine, Dr. Hochberg, Dr. McCabe, Dr. Michaelson, Dr. Cunningham, Dr. Vitale, Dr. Bradley/ Peter, Mr. Drummond, Dr. Ferguson, Dr. Otis/ Shorty, Dr. Wren/ Mr. Smith, Mrs. Smith, Laura Hudson, Mrs. D’Andrea, James Mooney, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Houghton, Mr. Hudson, Dorothy Smith, nurse Mary Ryan,  nurse Jamison, first nurse, second nurse, orderly

Setting: St. George’s Hospital

Time Period: 1933

Synopsis of Play: This celebrated play deals with the medical profession, with the doctors and nurses who consecrate themselves to the Hippocratian ideal, and with a young doctor’s initiation into the rigorous realities without which the profession of medicine cannot maintain its high ethical level. In highly dramatic and exciting terms, Mr. Kingsley develops the conflict between the doctor and his fiancée to the tragic consequences of the doctor’s attempt to mix worldly things with his duty. No other offering of the season elicited such unanimity of praise. (play text cover blurb, Samuel French)

First Performance Date: September 26th, 1933

First Producer: Broadhurst Theatre, New York

Performance History:  Men in White was produced by the Group Theatre (Sidney Harmon and James R. Ulman) and was directed by Lee Strasberg with scenic design by Mardecai Gorelik. It first performed September 26th, 1933 at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Review Links:

https://letstalkoffbroadway.com/2013/11/review-men-in-white-by-sidney-kingsley-directed-by-erin-cronican-the-seeing-place-theater.html

http://www.lightingandsoundamerica.com/news/story.asp?ID=KNB7A2

http://articles.latimes.com/1995-03-22/news/mn-45673_1_sidney-kingsley

https://urbanexcavations.com/2010/09/14/review-men-in-white-reading/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdaDZmX3uy4

Entered by: Denise Gillman and Meaghan Yesford

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