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Martin Beck Theatre , (3/21/1957 - 5/18/1957)
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Opening Date:Mar 21, 1957   
Closing Date:May 18, 1957 Total Performances:68

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A drama in three acts and seven scenes
Setting: A general dry-goods store and part of the connecting "confectionary" in a small Southern town, during the rainy season, from January to Easter Sunday.

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Produced by The Producers Theatre and Robert Whitehead
Written by Tennessee Williams; Incidental music by Chuck Wayne; Incidental music arranged by John Mehegan; Music for "Heavenly Grass" by Paul Bowles; Lyrics for "Heavenly Grass" by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Harold Clurman
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard; Lighting Design by A. H. Feder
Company Manager: Leonard Field
Production Stage Manager: James Gelb; Stage Manager: Norman Kean and Beau Tilden
Press Representative: Ben Kornzweig and Robert Ganshaw
R. G. Armstrong Sheriff Talbott
Virgilia Chew Nurse Porter
David Clarke Dog Hamma
Crahan Denton Jabe Torrance
Elizabeth Eustis Dolly Hamma
Mary Farrell Sister Temple
Nell Harrison Eva Temple
Albert Henderson 1st Man
Warren Kemmerling Pee Wee Binnings
John Marriott Uncle Pleasant
Janice Mars Woman
Cliff Robertson Val Xavier
Joanna Roos Vee Talbott
Jane Rose Beulah Binnings
Lois Smith Carol Cutrere
Maureen Stapleton Lady Torrance
Beau Tilden Mr. Dubinsky
Charles Tyner 2nd Man
Robert Webber David Cutrere
Tony Award®
 1958 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Boris Aronson
 1958 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Lucinda Ballard
Theatre World
nominee 1957 Award [recipient]
Cliff Robertson