A Cry of Players

Play - Original

Vivian Beaumont Theater

Data not verified
  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: November 14, 1968
  • Closing Date: February 15, 1969
  • Previews: 4
  • Performances: 72

Playwright: William Gibson


Will, a young Englishman, rebels against the constraints of his marriage and his society until he runs away to join a troupe of actors — and presumably to write plays for them under the name William Shakespeare.


Opening Night Production Credits

William Gibson William Gibson Writer
  Gene Frankel Director
  David Hays Scenic Design
  Patricia Quinn Stuart Costume Design
  John Gleason Lighting Design
  Gary Harris Sound Effects
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Outstanding Performance Frank Langella Winner
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