My Sister Eileen
My Sister Eileen is an American comedy stage production, written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, based on autobiographical short stories by Ruth McKenney.
The original text
The stories were originally published in The New Yorker and then collected and published as the book My Sister Eileen (1938).
The Broadway production, produced by Max Gordon and directed by George S. Kaufman, opened 26 December 1940 at the Biltmore Theatre.
Translations and adaptations
Fields and Chodorov adapted their play for the 1942 film that opened while the play was still running on Broadway, as well as the 1953 musical Wonderful Town.
Performance history in South Africa
1957: Produced by the Dramatic Society of East London.
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