ANTA Playhouse, (9/24/1974 - 2/08/1975)

First Preview: Sep 22, 1974
Opening Date: Sep 24, 1974
Closing Date: Feb 08, 1975
Total Previews: 2
Total Performances: 160

Category: Play, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: A delta plantation, 1954.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The American National Theatre and Academy

Produced by ANTA (Robert Whitehead, Managing Director)

Originally produced by The American Shakespeare Theatre (Michael Kahn: Artistic Director)

Written by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Michael Kahn

Scenic Design by John Conklin; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Marc B. Weiss

General Manager: Oscar Olesen

Production Stage Manager: Edward P. Dimond; Stage Manager: Charles Kindl

General Press Representative: Seymour Krawitz; Associate Press Representative: Patricia McLean Krawitz; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates

Opening Night Cast

Elizabeth AshleyMargaret
Keir DulleaBrick
(Sep 22, 1974 - Feb 01, 1975)
Fred GwynneBig Daddy
Kate ReidBig Mama
Amy BorressChild
Jeb BrownChild
Sukey BrownChild
William LarsenDr. Baugh
Joan PapeMae
Sister Woman
Wyman PendletonRev. Tooker
Kathy RichDixie
Charles SiebertGooper
Brother Man

Standby: Caroline McWilliams (Mae, Margaret) and Michael Zaslow (Brick)

Understudies: Amy Borress (Dixie), Patricia Grove (Big Mama), Charles Kindl (Dr. Baugh, Rev. Tooker) and William Larsen (Big Daddy)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1975 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Elizabeth Ashley

Drama Desk Award

 1975 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Elizabeth Ashley

 1975 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 

John Conklin

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

ANTA Playhouse

(9/24/1974 - 2/8/1975)
Company Manager: Richard E. Schneider.

Stage Manager: Robert Horen.


Diana Barrows
Caroline McWilliams
Margaret (Nov 11, 1974 - Nov 16, 1974)
Michael Zaslow
Brick (Feb 3, 1975 - Feb 8, 1975)

Standbys: Sara Croft (Mae, Margaret).

Understudies: Diana Barrows (Dixie), Carol Gustafson (Big Mama), Robert Horen (Dr. Baugh, Rev. Tooker).

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