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New Century Theatre, (2/13/1952 - 4/26/1952)
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Opening Date: Feb 13, 1952    
Closing Date: Apr 26, 1952 Total Performances: 86

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Observatory Room at Stellmere Park, the Duke's Mansion.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by the Trebuhs Realty Co., Inc.
Produced by The Theatre Guild (Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langner: Administrative Directors); Produced by arrangement with Laurence Olivier Productions, Ltd.
Based on the original presentation at the St. James Theatre
Written by Christopher Fry; Incidental music by Herbert Menges
Directed by Laurence Olivier
Production Design by Roger Furse; Scenery supervised by Eldon Elder; Costume Design by Mildred Trebor; Miss Palmer's costumes designed by Valentina
Business Manager: Edward Choate
Stage Manager: Karl Nielsen; Production Stage Manager: David Kentish; Assistant Stage Mgr: Haim Winant
Conducted by Gene Marki
Press Representative: Dorothy Ross and George Ross; Press Associate: Madelin Blitzstein; Casting: Bettina Cerf
Rex HarrisonHereward
The Duke of Altair
Lilli PalmerPerpetua
Reedbck's Daughter
Stuart BurgeBates
Footman, Ex-Burglar
Hurd HatfieldDominic
Reedbeck's son
Joan HaythorneRosabel Fleming
John MerivaleEdgar
The Duke's son, The Marquis of Charlock
Claudia MorganJessie Dill
Eileen PeelHilda Taylor-Snell
James WesterfieldCaptain Fox Reddleman
Butler, Ex-Lion Tamer
John WilliamsHerbert Reedbeck
Estate Manager