The Man in 605


Alan Gross

Published by Samuel French Inc

3 Male 0 Female

Eldon Schweig, a once famous poet; is on the skids. He is eking out what is left of his lungs and guts in a seedy Greenwich Village hotel

When he isn't struggling with writer's block, he drinks and smokes in the White Horse Tavern, not unlike Dylan Thomas. His life is complicated by an uncooperative desk clerk and by an energetic college freshman, perhaps Eldon's last fan

Set in 1966, the story of this confrontation between hopeful youth and disillusioned old age is seen though the eyes of the youth

"The playwright is a man of emerging talent" ~ N.Y. Post

"Engaging" ~ Variety

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