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A Thurber Carnival   

ANTA Playhouse, (2/26/1960 - 11/26/1960)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Feb 26, 1960    
Closing Date: Nov 26, 1960 Total Performances: 223

Category: Play, Revue, Original, Broadway
Description: A revue in two acts
Comments: On layoff from June 25 - September 5, 1960



Production Staff
ANTA Theatre Managing Director: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by Michael Davis, Helen Bonfils and Haila Stoddard
Written by James Thurber; Based on works by James Thurber; Featuring music by The Don Elliott Quartet
Directed by Burgess Meredith; Associate Director: James Starbuck (Staged "Word Dance" and "Fables")
Scenic Design by Marvin Reiss; Men's Costumes by Ramsé Stevens; Lighting Design by Paul Morrison
Business Manager: Edward Choate
Production Stage Manager: Daniel S. Broun; Stage Manager: Malcolm Marmorstein; Assistant Stage Mgr: Sherwood Goozee
Music performed by The Don Elliott Quartet
Press Representative: George Ross; Women's clothes from Jenkins Gowns
Cast
Peggy Cass
She
Mrs. Preble
Miss Alma Winege
Lou
Mrs. Mitty
Narrator
Mrs. Sheep
Tom Ewell
Grant
He
Anderson
The Pet Counsellor
James Thurber
Narrator
Walter Mitty
Paul Ford
Man
Wolf
Lee
Darrel Darke
Bailey
Preble
Clint Jordan
John
Mr. Sheep
Mr. Pritchard-Mitford
The Leader
Secretary Bird
Alice Ghostley
Narrator
She
Salesgirl
Miss Whittaker
Jeanette Gaines
Nellie
Wynne Miller
Daughter
Little Girl
Bargirl
Girl
Miss Daley
Miss Wynne
Luna Moth
Nurse
Margo Lungreen
Miss Bagley
Red Fox
John McGiver
Psychiatrist
Visitor
Westwater
H. F. Cluffman
Dr. Renshaw
Lee's Staff Man
Owl
Peter Turgeon
Narrator
Officer
Announcer
Lt. Berg
Dr. Remington
Mole
Charles Braswell
Wolf
Policeman
Schultz
First Voice
Dr. Benbow
Mole
Clothes Moth
Tony Award®
winner 1960 Special Awards [recipient]
Written by James Thurber; Directed by Burgess Meredith

ACT 1 Sung By
Word Dance (Part I)
The Night the Bed Fell
Fables (Part I) Narrator, Daughter, Mrs. Sheep, Mr. Sheep, Wolf, Man, She, Psychiatrist, Policeman and Little Girl
If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox Narrator, Schultz, Grant, Lee, Lee's Staff Man and Officer
Casuals of the Keys Visitor and Darrel Darke
The Macbeth Murder Mystery He and She
Gentlemen Shoppers Salesgirl, Westwater, Bargirl, Anderson and Bailey
The Last Flower
ACT 2 Sung By
Pet Department The Pet Counsellor, Miss Whittaker and Girl
Mr. Preble Gets Rid of His Wife Preble, Miss Daley and Mrs. Preble
File and Forget James Thurber, Miss Bagley, Miss Alma Winege, Miss Wynne, Jeanette Gaines, Clint Jordan and H. F. Cluffman
Take Her Up Tenderly John, Nellie and Lou
Fables (Part II) Narrator, Owl, Mole, Secretary Bird, Red Fox, Luna Moth and Clothes Moth
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Narrator, Walter Mitty, Mrs. Mitty, First Voice, Lt. Berg, Nurse, Dr. Renshaw, Dr. Benbow, Dr. Remington, Mr. Pritchard-Mitford and The Leader