Processional (play)

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Processional by John Howard Lawson 1937.jpg
Poster for Federal Art Project presentation of Processional ("The First Modern American Play") at the Maxine Elliott Theatre, 1937
Written by John Howard Lawson
Date premiered January 12, 1925 (1925-01-12)
Place premiered Garrick Theatre
New York
Original language English
Subject A jazz symphony of American life
Genre Modernist comedy
Setting The outskirts of a large town in the West Virginia coal fields, 1931

Processional: A Jazz Symphony of American Life (1925) is a four-act modernist comedy by the American playwright John Howard Lawson. It was first produced by the Theatre Guild at the Garrick Theatre in New York, opening on January 12, 1925 in a two-month run. Philip Moeller directed while Mordecai Gorelik designed the sets and costumes. Lee Strasberg played the minor role of First Soldier in the production; Sanford Meisner, too, played a minor part. It was revived in 1937 at the Maxine Elliott Theatre.


  • Lawson, John Howard. 1925. Processional: A Jazz Symphony of American Life in Four Acts. New York: Thomas Seltzer.

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