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The Suicide   

 
ANTA Playhouse, (10/09/1980 - 11/30/1980)
First Preview: Sep 22, 1980 Total Previews: 20
Opening Date: Oct 09, 1980    
Closing Date: Nov 30, 1980 Total Performances: 60

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: A Moscow tenement. The 1920s.



Production Staff
ANTA Managing Director: Alfred De Liagre, Jr.
Produced by The Aurora StageWing, Inc., Bill Dyer and Dick De Benedictis; Associate Producer: R. Tyler Gatchell, Jr. and Peter Neufeld
Originally produced by Trinity Square Repertory Company (Adrian Hall, Director)
Written by Nikolai Erdman; Translated by George Genereux, Jr. and Jacob Volkov; Incidental music by Richard Weinstock; Book adapted by Trinity Square Repertory Company (Adrian Hall, Director) and Jonas Jurasas; Featuring songs with lyrics by Bill Dyer
Directed by Jonas Jurasas; Movement by Ara Fitzgerald
Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto; Costume Design by Santo Loquasto; Lighting Design by F. Mitchell Dana; Sound Design by Jack Shearing; Hair Design by J. Roy Helland; Make-Up Design by J. Roy Helland
Executive Producer: James L. Stewart and Rich Irvine; General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Associate Gen. Mgr: Douglas C. Baker; Company Manager: Mark Andrews
Production Stage Manager: Peter Lawrence; Stage Manager: Jim Woolley; Assistant Stage Mgr: Sarah Whitham; Technical Coordinator: Arthur Siccardi
Musician: Bill Moersch and Andy Seligson; Music Consultant: Roman Romanov; Music Contractor: John Monaco
General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Literary Consultant: Michael Henry Heim; Photographer: Peter Cunningham; Casting: T.N.I. Casting, Julie Hughes and Barry Moss; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Poster Design by Gilbert Lesser
Cast
Derek JacobiSemyon Semyonovich Podsekalnikov
Senya, the would-be suicide
Grayson HallSerafima Ilyinishna
Senya's mother-in-law
John HeffernanAristarkh Dominikovich Grand-Skubik
an intellectual
Angela PietropintoMaria Lukyanovna
Masha, Senya's wife
Susan EdwardsVtoraya
a gypsy woman (violin)
Laura EstermanCleopatra Maximovna
a beauty who has seen better days
Clarence FelderAlexander Petrovich Kalabushkin
the upstairs neighbor
Cheryl GianniniTretya
a gypsy woman (tambourine)
Carol Mayo JenkinsMargarita Ivanovna
Senya's close and dear friend
John Christopher JonesYegor Timofeevich
a Marxist
David Patrick KellyPervy
a gypsy man (mandolin)
A Young Boy
Derek MeaderVtoroy
a gypsy man (violin)
William MyersFather Yelpidy
a priest
Mary Lou RosatoRaisa Filippovna
Cleopatra's rival
David SabinWaldemar Arsenyevich Pugachov
a butcher
Leda SiskindPervaya
a gypsy woman (balalaika)
Woman with young boy
Chip ZienVictor Victorovich
a writer
Jeff ZinnTrety
a gypsy man (guitar)
Standby: Russell Horton (Semyon Semyonovich Podsekalnikov)
Understudies: Susan Edwards (Raisa Filippovna), Cheryl Giannini (Cleopatra Maximovna, Serafima Ilyinishna), Christopher Loomis (Alexander Petrovich Kalabushkin, Father Yelpidy, Waldemar Arsenyevich Pugachov), Derek Meader (Victor Victorovich), Polly Pen (Margarita Ivanovna, Pervaya, Tretya, Vtoraya, Woman with young boy), John Seeman (A Young Boy, Pervy, Trety, Vtoroy, Yegor Timofeevich) and Leda Siskind (Maria Lukyanovna)
Tony Award®
 1981 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Santo Loquasto
Drama Desk Award
 1981 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Derek Jacobi