Operation Sidewinder

Play - Original

Vivian Beaumont Theater

Data not verified
  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: March 12, 1970
  • Closing Date: April 25, 1970
  • Previews: 13
  • Performances: 52

Playwright: Sam Shepard


In Sam Shepard's play racial and cultural tensions come to a boil just as a military computer built to resemble a rattlesnake mysteriously ends up in the desert.


Opening Night Cast

Paul Benjamin Blade
Roberts Blossom Billy
Philip Bosco in Operation Sidewinder Philip Bosco Captain Bovine
Catherine Burns Carhop
Barbara Eda-Young Honey
Ray Fry Doctor Vector
Joseph Mascolo Colonel Warner
Garrett Morris Blood
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Sam Shepard Writer
  The Holy Modal Rounders Music composed and performed by
  Michael Schultz Director
Douglas W. Schmidt Douglas W. Schmidt Scenic Design
  Willa Kim Costume Design
  John Gleason Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1969 - 1970

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1970 Outstanding Costume Design Willa Kim Winner
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