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Mister Johnson   

Martin Beck Theatre, (3/29/1956 - 5/05/1956)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Mar 29, 1956    
Closing Date: May 05, 1956 Total Performances: 44

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A drama in three acts
Setting: The "landscape" of the town of Fada, in Nigeria, British West Africa


Production Staff
Produced by Cheryl Crawford and Robert Lewis
Written by Norman Rosten; Based on the novel by Joyce Cary
Directed by Robert Lewis
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by William and Jean Eckart; Lighting Design by William and Jean Eckart
Company Manager: Joseph Moss
Production Stage Manager: John Effrat; Assistant Stage Mgr: Alan Shayne and James E. Wall
General Press Representative: Ben Washer and Louis Sheaffer
Cast
John Akar
Benjamin
Ruth Attaway
Mother
David Berahzer
Uncle
Ensemble
Geffrey Biddeau
Guard
Percival Borde
Chief
Ensemble
Alphonse Cimber
Guard
Clayton Corbin
Policeman
Ensemble
Thayer David
Gollup
Lawrence Fletcher
Bulteel
La Verne French
Second Brother
Ensemble
Louise Gilkes
Ensemble
Philip Hepburn
Salch
Ensemble
Earle Hyman
Mister Johnson
Curtis James
Petitioner
Ensemble
Margie James
Girl
Earl Jones
Moma
Rosetta LeNoire
Matumbi
Esther Liburd
Ensemble
Charles McRae
Adamu
Harold Nurse
Isa
Ensemble
Brock Peters
Ajali
Samuel Phills
Guard
Josephine Premice
Bamu
Pearl Reynolds
Ensemble
Jay Riley
Waziri
Gaby Rodgers
Celia
Rai Saunders
Audu
Ensemble
William Sylvester
Rudbeck
Mary Waithe
Ensemble
James E. Wall
Aliu
Bamu's Brother
Milton Williams
Brimah
Understudies: Percival Borde (Brimah, Moma), Clayton Corbin (Aliu, Mister Johnson), Thayer David (Bulteel), Curtis James (Adamu), Anne Meacham (Celia), Pearl Reynolds (Bamu, Matumbi), Jay Riley (Ajali), Rai Saunders (Benjamin), Alan Shayne (Gollup, Rudbeck) and Mary Waithe (Mother)
Theatre World
winner 1956 Award [recipient]
Earle Hyman
winner 1956 Award [recipient]
Gaby Rodgers
   
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