Off the Main Road

by William Inge
As the second wave of feminism crests in America, the elegant but emotionally-fragile Faye Garrit seeks refuge from her husband, a former professional baseball player, by checking into a run-down resort on the outskirts of St. Louis, with her 17-year-old daughter. The future for mother and daughter may look hazy, but personal, political, and sexual awakenings allow them to move forward with new and heartbreaking clarity.
  • Genre: Drama
  • Running Time: 120-130
  • Cast: 4f, 4m

The Berkshire Edge

"Inge was always a master of the English language and in this play he
is on top of his game."

Arts Fuse

"Inge is superlative at exploring the obsessions and blind spots in
mother-daughter relationships; the play is filled with dialogue that
is at times painfully insightful, often probing the vulnerability of
American illusions."

The New York Times

"For admirers of Inge, a chronicler of desperate American lives. . . . Off the Main Road provides a highly legible map of its creator's abiding preoccupations."

Production History
Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 Curtain Calls Theatre Creve Coeur, MO
Jun 30, 2015 - Jul 17, 2015 Williamstown Theatre Festival Williamstown, MA