H-2 - Assignment: DEAD END In this play we are confronted...

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Assignment: DEAD END In this play we are confronted with depression era conflicts between the extreme poverty and relative wealth. These two separate societies are basically colliding in Dead End, with a rich family living directly next to tenement housing which was rampant during the depression. The play opens with us meeting a group of young boy who use this dead end of a street as their personal playground. It is their carelessness that is envied by the young rich boy in the wealthy house across the street. We are challenged with the contradiction of different lives in times of extreme poverty and we see how these people get through their days without feeling depressed. There is the aspiring architect who sits and draws all day to suppress his anxiety of not getting a job. When an old friend comes along, who turns out to be a notorious gangster, this brings a new perspective into the neighborhood. This man, Baby Faced Martin, played by Jeremy Sisto, is a catalyst for the problems that
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PPD 227 taught by Professor Irazabalzurita during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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H-2 - Assignment: DEAD END In this play we are confronted...

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