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The Ponder Heart   

Music Box Theatre, (2/16/1956 - 6/23/1956)
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Opening Date: Feb 16, 1956    
Closing Date: Jun 23, 1956 Total Performances: 149

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A comedy in three acts
Setting: In and around a small town in the South, a few years ago.

Production Staff
Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov; Based on a story by Eudora Welty
Directed by Robert Douglas
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Frank Spencer; Lighting Design by Ben Edwards
Business Manager: Victor Samrock; Company Manager: Leonard Field
Production Stage Manager: Philip Mathias; Stage Manager: Tony Kraber; Assistant Stage Mgr: James Karr
Music Advisor: Lehman Engel
Lighting Supervisor: Klaus Holm; Press Representative: William Fields; Associate Press Representative: Walter Alford and Reginald Denenholz; Production Assistant: Malcolm Wells; Master Carpenter: Lawrence Bland
David Wayne
Uncle Daniel Ponder
Will Geer
Dorris R. Gladney
Juanita Hall
Don Hanmer
De Yancey Clanahan
Sarah Marshall
Bonnie Dee Ponder
Una Merkel
Edna Earle Ponder
Daniel Bergin
Jurors and Spectators
Joe Bishop
Jurors and Spectators
Theodore Browne
Edwin Buckley
Purdel Peacock
Vinie Burrows
William Dwyer
Mary Farrell
Mrs. Bodkin
Donald Foster
Dr. Eubanks
Tom Geraghty
Jurors and Spectators
Barbara Jean Gilliam
Harold Grau
Mr. Peacock
Jim Holden
Jurors and Spectators
J. Talbot Holland
James Karr
Charlotte Klein
Mrs. Peacock
Johnny Klein
Richard Klein
Bruce Peacock
Tony Kraber
David Leland
Mr. Springer
Alan Manson
Dwight Marfield
Truex Bodkin
John Marriott
Big John
Junior Marshall
John McGovern
Judge Waite
Helen Quarrier
Treva Peacock
Richard Rothrock
Jurors and Spectators
Jeanne Shelley
Johnnie Ree Peacock
Lieselotte Singer
Jurors and Spectators
Ruth White
Teacake Magee
Noel Williams
Tony Award®
winner 1956 Best Featured Actress in a Play [winner]
Una Merkel
1956 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Ben Edwards
1956 Stage Technician [nominee]
Lawrence Bland
Theatre World
winner 1956 Award [recipient]
Sarah Marshall