My Sister Eileen

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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

1944: Presented by the newly-formed Munro-Inglis Company, starring Nan Munro and Margaret Inglis in Johannesburg.

1957: Produced by the Dramatic Society of East London.


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