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Ambassador Theatre, (2/17/1960 - 2/20/1960)

Opening Date: Feb 17, 1960
Closing Date: Feb 20, 1960
Total Performances: 5

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Description: A play in three acts and ten scenes
Setting: Three weeks in summer in Clintonville, Mississippi.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Cheryl Crawford and Joel W. Schenker; Produced in association with October Productions, Inc.

Written by Ketti Frings; Based on the novel by Richard Wright; Incidental music by Pembroke Davenport

Directed by Lloyd Richards

Scenic Design by Zvi Geyra; Costume Design by Ruth Morley; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

General Manager: Arthur Waxman

Production Stage Manager: Robert Downing; Stage Manager: James E. Wall and Walter Mason

Press Representative: Arthur Cantor, Tony Geiss and Violet Welles

Opening Night Cast

R. G. ArmstrongChief of Police Gerald Canley
Isabelle CooleyGladys
Jeannette DuBoisCitizen of Clintonville
Al Freeman, Jr.Rex (Fishbelly) Tucker
John Garth IIIRev. Ragland
Stanley GreeneDoc Bruce
Marshall HillCitizen of Clintonville
Clifton JamesClem
Gertrude JeannetteEmma Tucker
James JeterPhil
Barbara LodenWhite Girl
Mary LouiseCitizen of Clintonville
Helen MartinMaude Carter
Walter MasonJim Bowers
Charles McDanielLt. Harvey
Leonard ParkerCitizen of Clintonville
Edward PhiferZeke
Peggy PopeCitizen of Clintonville
Sylvia RayCitizen of Clintonville
Joya SherrillVera Mason
Arthur StorchMr. McWilliams
Josh White Jr.Tony
Clarence Williams IIIChris
Lawrence WintersTyree Tucker

Understudies: Jeannette DuBois (Vera Mason), Marshall Hill (Chris, Tony, Zeke), Walter Matthews (Clem, Lt. Harvey, Phil), Peggy Pope (Gladys, White Girl) and James E. Wall (Jim Bowers)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1960 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Lawrence Winters

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