The Long Dream

Play - Original

Ambassador Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: February 17, 1960
  • Closing Date: February 20, 1960
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 5

Playwright: Ketti Frings


The son of a well-to-do black man who made money by "Uncle Tom"-ing and bargaining with a corrupt police chief discovers his father's past with tragic consequences, in Ketti Frings' adaptation of the Richard Wright novel.


Opening Night Cast

R.G. Armstrong Chief of Police Gerald Canley
Isabelle Cooley Gladys
Jeannette DuBois Citizen of Clintonville
Al Freeman, Jr. Rex (Fishbelly) Tucker
John Garth III Rev. Ragland
Stanley Greene Doc Bruce
Marshall Hill Citizen of Clintonville
Clifton James Clem
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ketti Frings Writer
  Lloyd Richards Director
  Zvi Geyra Scenic Design
  Ruth Morley Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  Arthur Waxman General Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1960 Featured Actor in a Play Lawrence Winters Nominee
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