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Mister Johnson   

 
Martin Beck Theatre , (3/29/1956 - 5/05/1956)
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Opening Date:Mar 29, 1956   
Closing Date:May 05, 1956 Total Performances:44

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A drama in three acts
Setting: The "landscape" of the town of Fada, in Nigeria, British West Africa


Production Staff
Produced by Cheryl Crawford and Robert Lewis
Written by Norman Rosten; Based on the novel by Joyce Cary
Directed by Robert Lewis
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by William and Jean Eckart; Lighting Design by William and Jean Eckart
Company Manager: Joseph Moss
Production Stage Manager: John Effrat; Assistant Stage Mgr: Alan Shayne and James E. Wall
General Press Representative: Ben Washer and Louis Sheaffer
Cast
John Akar Benjamin
Ruth Attaway Mother
David Berahzer Uncle
Ensemble
Geffrey Biddeau Guard
Percival Borde Chief
Ensemble
Alphonse Cimber Guard
Clayton Corbin Policeman
Ensemble
Thayer David Gollup
Lawrence Fletcher Bulteel
La Verne French Second Brother
Ensemble
Louise Gilkes Ensemble
Philip Hepburn Salch
Ensemble
Earle Hyman Mister Johnson
Curtis James Petitioner
Ensemble
Margie James Girl
Earl Jones Moma
Rosetta LeNoire Matumbi
Esther Liburd Ensemble
Charles McRae Adamu
Harold Nurse Isa
Ensemble
Brock Peters Ajali
Samuel Phills Guard
Josephine Premice Bamu
Pearl Reynolds Ensemble
Jay Riley Waziri
Gaby Rodgers Celia
Rai Saunders Audu
Ensemble
William Sylvester Rudbeck
Mary Waithe Ensemble
James E. Wall Aliu
Bamu's Brother
Milton Williams Brimah
Understudies: Percival Borde (Brimah, Moma), Clayton Corbin (Aliu, Mister Johnson), Thayer David (Bulteel), Curtis James (Adamu), Anne Meacham (Celia), Pearl Reynolds (Bamu, Matumbi), Jay Riley (Ajali), Rai Saunders (Benjamin), Alan Shayne (Gollup, Rudbeck) and Mary Waithe (Mother)
Theatre World
nominee 1956 Award [recipient]
Earle Hyman
nominee 1956 Award [recipient]
Gaby Rodgers