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Idiot's Delight   

Shubert Theatre , (3/24/1936 - circa. 12/1936)
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Opening Date:Mar 24, 1936   
Closing Date:Dec 1936 Total Performances:300

Category: Play, Comedy, Original
Setting: The Cocktail Lounge in the Hotel Monte Gabrielle in the Italian Alps, near the frontiers of Switzerland and Austria.
Comments: Played from March 24 - July 3, 1936 (for 121 performances). On layoff from July 4 - August 30, 1936. Resumed on August 31, 1936 (for 179 additional performances).

Production Staff
Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by Central Theatres Leasing & Construction Company
Produced by The Theatre Guild
Written by Robert E. Sherwood
Directed by Bretaigne Windust; Production Supervised by Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne; Dances Directed by Morgan Lewis
Scenic Design by Lee Simonson
Company Manager: Lawrence Farrell
Stage Manager: George Greenberg; Assistant Stage Mgr: Le Roi Operti and Tomasso Tittoni
Musician: Gerald Kunz, Max Rich and Joseph Knopf
Lynn Fontanne Irene
Alfred Lunt Harry Van
Margorie Baglin Elaine
Edgar Barrier Auguste
Gilmore Bush 3rd Officer
Francis Compton Achille Weber
Connie Crowell Beulah
Ernestine De Becker Signora Rossi
Frances Foley Edna
S. Thomas Gomez Pittaluga
Sydney Greenstreet Dr. Waldersee
Alan Hewitt 1st Officer
Jean MacIntyre Mrs. Cherry
George Meader Dumptsy
Murry O'Neill Major
Le Roi Operti Signor Rossi
Jacqueline Paige Shirley
Edward Raquello Captain Locicero
Edna Ross Francine
Winston Ross 2nd Officer
Stephen Sandes Signor Palota
Barry Thomson Donald Navadel
Ruth Timmons Bebe
Tomasso Tittoni 4th Officer
Una Val Anna
Richard Whorf Quillery
Bretaigne Windust Mr. Cherry
Pulitzer Prize
winner 1936 for Drama [winner]
Written by Robert E. Sherwood