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Cort Theatre , (9/28/1961 - 11/18/1961)
Longacre Theatre , (11/20/1961 - 5/13/1962)
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Opening Date:Sep 28, 1961   
Closing Date:May 13, 1962 Total Performances:261

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The recent past. The cotton plantation country of the Old South.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Philip Rose
Written by Ossie Davis
Directed by Howard Da Silva
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Ben Edwards
General Manager: Walter Fried; Company Manager: Helen Richards
Stage Manager: Leonard Auerbach; Assistant Stage Mgr: John Sillings
Press Representative: James D. Proctor
Cast
Ossie Davis Purlie Victorious Judson
Ruby Dee Lutiebell Gussie Mae Jenkins
Sorrell Booke Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee
Godfrey M. Cambridge Gitlow Judson
Alan Alda Charley Cotchipee
Roger C. Carmel The Deputy
Ci Herzog The Sheriff
Helen Martin Missy Judson
Beah Richards Idella Landy
Understudies: Gail Fisher (Lutiebell Gussie Mae Jenkins), Gloria Foster (Idella Landy, Missy Judson), Michael Lord (Charley Cotchipee, The Deputy), John Sillings (The Sheriff), Mel Stewart (Gitlow Judson, Purlie Victorious Judson) and Mervyn Williams (Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee)
Tony Award®
 1962 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Godfrey M. Cambridge