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No Place to be Somebody



In NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY a black bartender in New York City attempts to outwit a white mobster syndicate. The play received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Charles Gordone’s Pulitzer signified two firsts: he was the first African American playwright to receive a Pulitzer, and NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY was the first Off-Broadway play to receive the Pulitzer.

Character Breakdown

Gabe Gabriel
Shanty Mulligan
Johnny Williams
Dee Jacobson
Evie Ames
Cora Beasely
Melvin Smeltz
Mary Lou Bolton
Sweets Crane
Mike Maffucci
Judge Bolton
Machine Dog
Sergeant Cappaletti