Opening Date
Oct 09, 1980
Closing Date
Nov 30, 1980
1st Preview
Sep 22, 1980
1st Preview
Sep 22, 1980


ANTA Playhouse
(Oct 09, 1980 - Nov 30, 1980)

A Moscow tenement. The 1920s.

ANTA Managing Director: Alfred De Liagre, Jr.
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
Semyon Semyonovich Podsekalnikov
Senya, the would-be suicide
Serafima Ilyinishna
Senya's mother-in-law
Aristarkh Dominikovich Grand-Skubik
an intellectual
Maria Lukyanovna
Masha, Senya's wife
a gypsy woman (violin)
Cleopatra Maximovna
a beauty who has seen better days
Alexander Petrovich Kalabushkin
the upstairs neighbor
a gypsy woman (tambourine)
Margarita Ivanovna
Senya's close and dear friend
Yegor Timofeevich
a Marxist
a gypsy man (mandolin)
A Young Boy
a gypsy man (violin)
Father Yelpidy
a priest
Raisa Filippovna
Cleopatra's rival
Waldemar Arsenyevich Pugachov
a butcher
a gypsy woman (balalaika)
Woman with young boy
Victor Victorovich
a writer
a gypsy man (guitar)
Standby: Russell Horton (Semyon Semyonovich Podsekalnikov)
Understudies: Susan Edwards (Raisa Filippovna), Cheryl Giannini (Serafima Ilyinishna, Cleopatra Maximovna), Christopher Loomis (Alexander Petrovich Kalabushkin, Waldemar Arsenyevich Pugachov, Father Yelpidy), Derek Meader (Victor Victorovich), Polly Pen (Pervaya, Vtoraya, Tretya, Woman with young boy, Margarita Ivanovna), John Seeman (Yegor Timofeevich, Pervy, Trety, Vtoroy, A Young Boy) and Leda Siskind (Maria Lukyanovna)

Tony Award®


Best Scenic Design

1981 Nominee
Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto

Drama Desk Award


Outstanding Actor in a Play

1981 Nominee
Derek Jacobi
Week Ending Gross % Gross Pot. Attendance % Capacity # Previews # Perf.
Statistics supplied are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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