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Circle in the Square Theatre, (10/10/1974 - 11/24/1974)
First Preview: Sep 20, 1974 Total Previews: 23
Opening Date: Oct 10, 1974    
Closing Date: Nov 24, 1974 Total Performances: 53

Category: Play, Satire, Original
Setting: The present. The men's ward of a British hospital.



Production Staff
Produced by Circle in the Square (Theodore Mann: Artistic Director; Paul Libin: Managing Director)
Written by Peter Nichols; Original music by Terrence Sherman
Directed by Arvin Brown
Scenic Design by Virginia Dancy Webb; Costume Design by Whitney Blausen; Lighting Design by Ronald Wallace
Company Manager: William Conn
Production Stage Manager: Anne Keefe; Resident Stage Manager: Randall Brooks
Dialect Coach: Elizabeth Smith; General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Don Josephson and Blaine-Thompson
Cast
Emery BattisMackie
Louis BeachnerFlagg
John BradenLoach
Shirley BryanDr. Bird
Carlos CarrascoNurses and Orderlies
Veronica CastangSister McPhee
Olivia ColeNurse Lake
David DerosaNurses and Orderlies
Joyce EbertMatron
Mary FogartyWoman
Leonard FreyBarnet
Sean G. GriffinNeil
David H. LearyChaplain
Suzanne LedererNurse Sweet
Richard McKenzieDr. Boyd
Stephen MendilloTyler
Rita MorenoStaff Nurse Norton
Alice NagelNurses and Orderlies
Paul RuddKen
William SwetlandRees
George TaylorFoster
Tazewell ThompsonWest Indian Student
Richard VentureAsh
Christina WhitmoreNurses and Orderlies
Tony Award®
 1975 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by Peter Nichols ;  Produced by Circle in the Square (Theodore Mann: Artistic Director; Paul Libin: Managing Director)
 1975 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Leonard Frey
 1975 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 
  Arvin Brown
Drama Desk Award
 1975 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Louis Beachner
 1975 Outstanding New Play (Foreign) [nominee] 
 Produced by Circle in the Square (Theodore Mann: Artistic Director; Paul Libin: Managing Director) ;  Written by Peter Nichols