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Longacre Theatre , (1/09/1961 - 8/05/1961)
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Opening Date:Jan 09, 1961   
Closing Date:Aug 05, 1961 Total Performances:240

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Description: A play in three acts
Setting: A square in a small town. Office of a publishing firm. John's apartment. Berrenger's apartment.
Comments: On layoff from August 5 through September 18, 1961 (at which point it played an additional 16 performances before leaving for a tour).

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Leo Kerz; Produced in association with Seven Arts Associates Corp.
Written by Eugene Ionesco; Translated by Derek Prouse
Directed by Joseph Anthony
Scenic Design by Leo Kerz; Costume Design by Michael Travis; Lighting Design by Leo Kerz; Sound Engineered by Saki Oura; Hair Design by Nino Raffaello
General Manager: Walter Fried
Production Stage Manager: Bill Ross; Stage Manager: Ben Ross Berenberg and Joseph Bernard
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner; Press Representative: David Powers, Ted Goldsmith and Lila Glaser; Assistant to the Producer: Louise Manning
Zero Mostel John
Eli Wallach Berrenger
Morris Carnovsky Logician
Mike Kellin Dribble
Michael Strong Shiftor
Leslie Barrett Old Gentleman
Joseph Bernard Cafe Proprietor
Philip Coolidge Mr. Nicklebush
Flora Elkins Waitress
Jane Hoffman Housewife
Anne Jackson Daisy
Robert Jacquin Townsperson
William Myers Townsperson
Lucille Patton Grocer's Wife
Jean Stapleton Mrs. Ochs
Dolph Sweet Grocer
Roland Wood Townsperson
Understudies: Aza Bard (Grocer's Wife, Housewife, Mrs. Ochs, Waitress), Joseph Bernard (John), Flora Elkins (Daisy) and Robert Jacquin (Berrenger, Dribble, Fireman)
Tony Award®
winner 1961 Best Actor in Play [winner]
Zero Mostel
 1961 Best Direction of a Play [nominee]
Joseph Anthony