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The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade   

Martin Beck Theatre, (12/27/1965 - 4/30/1966)
First Preview: Dec 21, 1965 Total Previews: 2
Opening Date: Dec 27, 1965    
Closing Date: Apr 30, 1966 Total Performances: 145

Category: Play, Drama, Play with music, Original, Broadway

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Martin Beck Estate
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation; Produced by arrangement with The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Written by Peter Weiss; English version by Geoffrey Skelton; Verse adaptation by Adrian Mitchell; Music by Richard Peaslee; Lyrics by Peter Weiss; Musical Director: Patrick Gowers
Directed by Peter Brook; Choreographed by Malcolm Goddard; Assistant Director: Ian Richardson
Scenic Design by Sally Jacobs; Costume Design by Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss; Lighting Design by Lloyd Burlingame; Original Lighting by David Read; Wig Maker: Alan Boyle
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: David Payne and Hal Rogers
Production Stage Manager: Christine Staley; Deputy Stage Manager: Diana Seaney; Assistant Stage Mgr: Lynne Holmes; Production Supervisor: Samuel Liff
Harmonium / Tuba: Patrick Gowers; Percussion: Richard Callinan; Trumpet: Michael Gould; Guitar / Harmonium: Nicholas Moes; Flute / Piccolo / Alto Flute: Rainer Schuelein
Assistant to the Director: Ian Richardson; Press Representative: David Powers; General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Advertising: Fred Golden
Mary AllenPatient
Ruth BakerMlle. Coulmier
Jonathan BurnPolpoch
Heather CanningNun
Michael FarnsworthPatient
Maroussia FrankPatient
Tamara FuerstPatient
Guy GordonPatient
Sheila GrantPatient
Timothy HardyGuard
John HarwoodVoltaire
Ian HoggThe Military Representative
John HusseyA newly-rich lady
Glenda JacksonCharlotte Corday
Freddie JonesCucurucu
Mark JonesAbbot
Brenda KempnerMme. Coulmier
Jeanette LandisRossignol
Leon LissekLavoisier
Robert LloydJacques Roux
Patrick MageeMarquis de Sade
James MellorSchoolmaster
Michael PercivalPatient
Lyn PinkneyPatient
Carol RaymontPatient
Ian RichardsonJean-Paul Marat
Clifford RoseM. Coulmier
Morgan SheppardA mad animal
John SteinerDuperret
Hugh SullivanKokol
Stanford TrowellGuard
Jennifer TudorNun
Michael WilliamsHerald
Susan WilliamsonSimonne Evrard
Henry WoolfFather
Understudies: Maroussia Frank (Simonne Evrard), Sheila Grant (Charlotte Corday), John Hussey (M. Coulmier), Mark Jones (Duperret), Robert Lloyd (Jean-Paul Marat), Morgan Sheppard (Marquis de Sade) and John Steiner (Herald)
Tony Award®
winner 1966 Best Play [winner] 
 Written by Peter Weiss ;  English version by Geoffrey Skelton ;  Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
winner 1966 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 
  Patrick Magee
 1966 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Glenda Jackson
winner 1966 Best Costume Design [winner] 
  Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss
winner 1966 Best Direction of a Play [winner] 
  Peter Brook