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The Royal Hunt of the Sun   

 
ANTA Playhouse, (10/26/1965 - 6/11/1966)
First Preview: Oct 11, 1965 Total Previews: 16
Opening Date: Oct 26, 1965    
Closing Date: Jun 11, 1966 Total Performances: 261

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Apart from two early scenes in Spain and Panama, the play is set in the Upper Province of the Inca Empire: what is now South Ecuador and North Western Peru. June 1529 - 1533.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by ANTA, Inc.
Produced by The Theatre Guild (Philip Langner, Joel Schenker, Armina Marshall, Warren Caro), Theodore Mann and Gerard Oestreicher; Produced in association with Hope Abelson; Produced by arrangement with David Susskind and Daniel Melnick; Associate Producer: Don Herbert
Written by Peter Shaffer; Incidental music by Marc Wilkinson; Musical Director: Herbert Harris; Additional music by Steve Silverman
Directed by John Dexter; Choreographed by Mme. Claude Chagrin
Scenic Design by Michael Annals; Costume Design by Michael Annals; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein; New York Production Supervised by George Jenkins and Ben Edwards; Indian Headdresses by Cynthia Scott; Masks for Lament scene by John Gunther; Spanish armor and helmets by William Wallace Bellin; Make-up for Christopher Plummer by John Haag Jiras
General Manager: Paul Libin; Producer's Representative Theatre Guild-Oestreicher: Walter Fried
Production Stage Manager: Randall Brooks; Stage Manager: Maxine S. Taylor; Assistant Stage Mgr: Robert Bishop
Musician: Herbert Harris, Norman Grossman, Charles Birch and Steve Silverman; Assistant Conductor: Norman Grossman
Sound Effects by Marc Wilkinson
Costumes executed by Ray Diffen Stage Clothes; General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Violet Welles and Larry Belling; Advertising: Brownstone Associates; Casting: Alan Shayne Associates
Cast
Christopher PlummerFrancisco Pizarro
Commander of the Expedition
David CarradineAtahuallpa
Sovereign Inca of Peru
George RoseMartin Ruiz
Cal BelliniPedro de Candia
Commander of Artillery
Robert BerdeenChieftain
Barry BurnsPeruvian Indian
Clyde BurtonJuan Chavez
soldier
Tony CapodilupoVasca
soldier
Paul CharlesPeruvian Indian
Kurt ChristienPeruvian Indian
John ChurchPedro Chavez
soldier
Paul CollinsMartin Ruiz as a boy
Clayton CorbinChallcuchima
an Inca General
Thayer DavidMiguel Estete
Royal Overseer
Jake DengelRodas
tailor
B.J. DeSimonePeruvian Indian
Edilio FerraroPeruvian Indian
Ben HammerFray Vincente de Valverde
Dominican, Chaplain to the Expedition
Judd JonesHeadman
Michael LamontDiego de Trujillo
Master of the Horse
Sandy LeedsOello
a wife of Atahuallpa
Michael LevinFray Marcos de Nizza
Franciscan Friar
Roy LozanoPeruvian Indian
Marc MaskinManco
a Messenger
Héctor MercadoPeruvian Indian
Ken NovarroPeruvian Indian
Nelson PhillipsSalinas
blacksmith
Mylo QuamVillac Umu
High Priest of Peru
Gregory RozakisFelipillo
an Indian boy employed as interpreter to Pizarro
George SampsonDomingo
soldier
Julie SheppardInti Coussi
step-sister of Atahuallpa
Don SilberPeruvian Indian
John VernonHernardo de Soto
Second-in-Command
Understudies: Robert Berdeen (Felipillo), Barry Burns (Manco), Tony Capodilupo (Miguel Estete), Paul Charles (Martin Ruiz as a boy), Kurt Christien (Pedro Chavez), John Church (Domingo, Fray Marcos de Nizza, Fray Vincente de Valverde), Clayton Corbin (Atahuallpa), Thayer David (Martin Ruiz), B.J. DeSimone (Diego de Trujillo), Roy Lozano (Chieftain), Marc Maskin (Headman), George Sampson (Pedro de Candia, Rodas, Salinas, Vasca) and Don Silber (Challcuchima, Villac Umu)
Theatre World
winner 1966 Award [recipient] 
  David Carradine