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The Ponder Heart   

 
Music Box Theatre , (2/16/1956 - 6/23/1956)
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Opening Date:Feb 16, 1956   
Closing Date:Jun 23, 1956 Total Performances:149

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A comedy in three acts
Setting: In and around a small town in the South, a few years ago.


Production Staff
Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov; Based on a story by Eudora Welty
Directed by Robert Douglas
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Frank Spencer; Lighting Design by Ben Edwards
Business Manager: Victor Samrock; Company Manager: Leonard Field
Production Stage Manager: Philip Mathias; Stage Manager: Tony Kraber; Assistant Stage Mgr: James Karr
Music Advisor: Lehman Engel
Lighting Supervisor: Klaus Holm; Press Representative: William Fields; Associate Press Representative: Walter Alford and Reginald Denenholz; Production Assistant: Malcolm Wells
Cast
David Wayne Uncle Daniel Ponder
Will Geer Dorris R. Gladney
Juanita Hall Narciss
Don Hanmer De Yancey Clanahan
Sarah Marshall Bonnie Dee Ponder
Una Merkel Edna Earle Ponder
Daniel Bergin Jurors and Spectators
Joe Bishop Jurors and Spectators
Theodore Browne Jacob
Edwin Buckley Purdel Peacock
Vinie Burrows Sarah
William Dwyer Clyde
Mary Farrell Mrs. Bodkin
Donald Foster Dr. Eubanks
Tom Geraghty Jurors and Spectators
Barbara Jean Gilliam Eloise
Harold Grau Mr. Peacock
Jim Holden Jurors and Spectators
J. Talbot Holland Al
James Karr Clerk
Charlotte Klein Mrs. Peacock
Johnny Klein Rodney
Richard Klein Bruce Peacock
Tony Kraber Bailiff
David Leland Mr. Springer
Alan Manson Foreman
Dwight Marfield Truex Bodkin
John Marriott Big John
Junior Marshall Willie
John McGovern Judge Waite
Helen Quarrier Treva Peacock
Richard Rothrock Jurors and Spectators
Jeanne Shelley Johnnie Ree Peacock
Lieselotte Singer Jurors and Spectators
Ruth White Teacake Magee
Noel Williams Sam
Tony Award®
winner 1956 Best Featured Actress in a Play [winner]
Una Merkel
 1956 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Ben Edwards
Theatre World
nominee 1956 Award [recipient]
Sarah Marshall