PlayPlay with musicOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 11, 1982
Closing Date
May 15, 1983
1st Preview
Nov 02, 1982
1st Preview
Nov 02, 1982
Previews
11
Performances
213
PlayPlay with musicOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
(Nov 11, 1982 - May 15, 1983)

Setting
Rabun County, Georgia. Now - and before that.

Comments
From the Playbill notes: "Foxfire glows in the dark in the forests of Southern Appalachia; it's a lichen which lives on dead fallen trees. It is also the name of a magazine in which for more than a decade the young people of Appalachia have recorded the beliefs and personalities of their grandparents' generation; the last of the indomitable pioneers who carved out of unwelcoming mountain soil not only a living but a tough, joyous way of life which has almost vanished now." beliefs and personalities of their grandparents' generation; the last of the indomitable pioneers who carved out of unwelcoming mountain soil not only a living but a tough, joyous way of life which has almost vanished now."

Written by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn; Music by Jonathan Holtzman; Lyrics by Jonathan Holtzman, Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn; Musical Director: Jonathan Holtzman; Based on materials from the Foxfire books edited by Elliott Wigginton and his students
Directed by David Trainer
Scenic Design by David Mitchell; Costume Design by Linda Fisher; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Louis Shapiro; Associate Lighting Designer: Jeff Davis; Assistant to Mr. Mitchell: Raymond Kluga; Assistant to Ms. Fisher: Sam Fleming
General Manager: Belbrook Management; Company Manager: Thomas Shovestull; Management Assistant: Ron Gubin
Production Stage Manager: Martha Knight; Stage Manager: James M. Arnemann
Banjo: Marc Horowitz; Fiddle: Ken Kosek; Bass: Roger Mason
General Press Representative: David Powers; Dialect Coach: Katherine Lenel; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne and Don Josephson; Photographer: Zoë Dominic and Albert N. Bray
Dillard Nations
Hector Nations
Annie Nations
Holly Burrell
Doctor
Prince Carpenter
Understudies: Bess Gatewood (Holly Burrell), James Greene (Hector Nations) and Terrance O'Quinn (Prince Carpenter, Dillard Nations, Doctor)

Tony Award®

Best Actress in a Play

1983 Winner
Jessica Tandy
 

Best Scenic Design

1983 Nominee
Scenic Design by David Mitchell
 

Best Lighting Design

1983 Nominee
Lighting Design by Ken Billington

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Actress in a Play

1983 Winner
Jessica Tandy
 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1983 Nominee
Lighting Design by Ken Billington
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