Till the Day I Die

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Till the Day I Die
Written by Clifford Odets
Date premiered1935
Original languageEnglish
Settingan underground room,
office in the Columbia Brown house,
Barracks room,
Brown house

Till the Day I Die is a play by Clifford Odets performed on Broadway in 1935.



The play is a seven-scene drama written by Clifford Odets. It was originally written as a piece to accompany Waiting for Lefty .[ citation needed ]


It was produced by the Group Theatre and staged by Cheryl Crawford, and ran for 136 performances from March 26, 1935, to July 1935 at the Longacre Theatre.[ citation needed ]

When the New Theatre in Sydney, tried to stage it in 1936, following its production of Waiting for Lefty earlier that year, the German Consul General in Australia complained to the Commonwealth Government and the play was banned. However the theatre defied the ban and staged the play in private premises, [1] and (after a similar controversy), it was staged to large audiences in Melbourne's New Theatre. [2]


The play contains the first documented use of the phrase "male chauvinism". [3]

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