Richard Miller a rebellious high school senior is in love with his neighbor Muriel McComber. Her father, unhappy with Richard's wildness, breaks up their relationship. Richard wanders into a bar to drink his troubles away and meets Belle, a town flirt who is a bit older.
He gets drunk, tries to fight with a salesman who picks Belle up, and gets thrown out of the bar. His father understanding that the whole business was simply a part of growing up... Beyond the Horizon
Two brothers, Rob and Andrew Mayo, are in love with the same woman, Andrew's girl Ruth Atkins. Rob, unfit for the farm life of his family, resolves to go to sea on his uncle's ship. Just before he is to leave, he confesses his love to Ruth. She is captivated by Rob's poetic nature, and believes that she is in love with him. As a result Rob stays home and Andrew runs off to sea in his place.
Rob and Ruth marry, and he tries to run the farm, but he ... Desire Under the Elms
Elderly Ephraim Cabot has married a young woman, Abbie Putnam. They live on an isolated farm with his sons. When the play starts the two older sons decide to leave to seek their fortune in California. Unhappy with her old husband, Abbie looks for love with his younger son, Eben. They fall in love, and Abbie looks to find a way to get free of her husband.... Mourning Becomes Electra
Lavinia is the adult daughter of the Mammons, a wealthy family living in New England at the tail end of the Civil War. Her suitor Brant is on his way, probably to propose again, while she awaits her beloved father Ezra's return from the front. Before Brant arrives, the family gardener warns her that Brant resembles her family, that he is probably the offspring of her uncle and and a nurse that used to work in the household. When Brant arrives, he angrily...
The Iceman Cometh
A group of alcoholics wait in a saloon for their friend Hickey to arrive and make them feel good about their miserable lives. Harry Hope runs a saloon and boarding house for unemployed drunks in Greenwich Village. The various men spend their waking hours drinking as much as possible to make their lives bearable. Harry, who hasn't left the bar in the 20 years since his wife's death, is having a birthday party soon, and the whole assemblage is awaiting the...