Short Eyes

Play - Original

Vivian Beaumont Theater

Data not verified
  • First Preview: May 9, 1974
  • Opening Date: May 23, 1974
  • Closing Date: August 4, 1974
  • Previews: 16
  • Performances: 102

Playwright: Miguel Pinero


The inmates of a prison band together sexually, personally and in their shared hatred of an incarcerated child molester.


Opening Night Cast

Hollis Barnes Mr. Brown
Chuck Bergansky Sgt. Morrison
Bimbo Juan Otero
Joseph Carberry Charlie "Longshoe" Murphy
William Carden Clark Davis
Tito Goya Julio "Cupcakes" Mercado
Ben Jefferson John "Ice" Walker
J.J. Johnson William "El Raheem" Johnson
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Miguel Pinero Writer
  Marvin Felix Camillo Director
  David Mitchell Scenic Design
  Paul Martino Costume Design
  Spencer Mosse Lighting Design
  Dorman Allison Hair Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1974 Outstanding Director Marvin Felix Camillo Winner
1974 Outstanding New Playwright Miguel Pinero Winner
1974 Outstanding Set Design David Mitchell Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1974 Best American Play Miguel Pinero Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Play   Nominee
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