Walk in Darkness

William Hairston (playwright)
Hans Habe (novel)
Sidney Walters (director)
Clarence Williams III, Glenn Kezer, Barbara Schneider, Richard Ward (starring)

New York: Stella Holt-Roscius Productions, 1963. Draft script for the 1963 play. Laid in are a number of contemporary documents relating to the production, including playwright William Hairston's business card and resumé, a playbill for the show, two reviews by Maxine Keith and John Wingate, two advertisements for the show, and a photocopied article from the "New York Times" about the show.

Based on the 1948 novel by Hans Habe. To escape the injustices of Harlem, a Black man enlists in the United States Army and is sent to occupied West Germany, where he impregnates and falls in love with a local woman. Without army consent, he marries her and deserts the army when he is to be sent back to America without her. He becomes the head of a gang of criminals and eventually escapes to America with his bride.

Set in Germany.

Black titled wrappers, with credits for playwright William Hairston. Title page present, dated October 28, 1963, with credits for playwright William Hairston, and novelist Hans Habe. 105 leaves, with last page of text numbered 18. Mechanical duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.


[Book #141543]