Roger Bloomer

   John Howard Lawson's expressionist play opened on 1 March 1923 in an Equity Players production at the 28th Street Theatre for 50 performances. With a cast led by Henry Hull, Roger Bloomer focused on the disillusionment with the commercialism and human greed the title character encounters in present-day urban society. Escaping to the rural Midwest, Roger falls in love with Louise, but loses her when he commits a robbery. Louise kills herself, and Roger is jailed under suspicion of having murdered her. Imprisoned, Roger is released from his demons through an expressionistic nightmare. Roger Bloomer was a comparatively rare attempt at expressionism on Broadway.

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