Robert E. Sherwood's The Petrified Forest is a classic film noir story that first saw life on the stage. It became best known after being adapted into a 1936 film starring Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard and Bette Davis. But the original stage version still crackles today. Set in the Great Depression, it's the story of a young dreamer and a disillusioned intellectual who meet at a roadside diner and gas station on an Arizona highway. Their lives are changed when escaped criminal Duke Mantee and his gang arrive and take the cafe customers hostage.
Opening night features an after show champagne reception.
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