U.S.O. Club is the main location of action in the play Kilroy Was Here!. It is a recreational facility in Brooklyn where characters like Private Joe Kilroy can hang out and is a part of the real-life United Services Organizations.
Formerly a clock shop, the building became a U.S.O. Club in 1941, right when the organization was founded. However, as the club is only 1 year old in the play, no other details exist on the club's history.
Characters of Residency
The following characters are commonly found in the U.S.O. Club.
- Ruth Taylor
- Angie Wilberforce
- Hazel Merrill
- Judy Howard
- Eve Denton
- Gladys Brooks
- Valerie Foster
- Melba Nesbitt
- Jack Smith
- Fred O'Dwyer
- Private Joe Kilroy
- Kitty Evans
- Carl Ryder
- Leo Pickford
- Mrs. King
- Mr. Wilcox
Before Mustache Maniacs Film Co.
The U.S.O. Club is used as the main setting for the action that takes place in the play Kilroy Was Here!, but U.S.O. clubs have existed long before the play was even written.
The United Service Organizations, which operated the clubs, is a real-life nonprofit organization that engages in giving U.S. troops on leave a way to relax and recover. The organization, founded in 1941, created the U.S.O. Clubs inside of re-purposed facilities, like log cabins, museums, churches, and other buildings. They would provide activities such as dancing and movie screenings.
- Kilroy Was Here! (2005)
- U.S.O. stands for United Service Organizations.
- While it is stated in the official Mustache Maniacs Film Co. canon that this U.S.O. Club was built inside an old clock shop, this fact is never stated in the play.
- The U.S.O. Club set built for the play features a window that overlooks New York City. While made for place-making, this window was added to cover up a drum set that was permanently sitting on-stage.