Back to Methuselah

Comedy - Original

Garrick Theatre

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  • Opening Date: February 27, 1922
  • Closing Date: April 29, 1922
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 25

Playwright: George Bernard Shaw


The travails of humankind, from Adam and Eve through those of an old man in 31,000 A.D., are dramatized and satirized by George Bernard Shaw.


Back to Methuselah was presented in three parts. Part 1 opened on February 27, 1922; Part 2 opened on March 6, 1922; and Part 3 opened on March 13, 1922.


Opening Night Cast

Walter Abel Acis
Martha-Bryan Allen The Newly-Born
The Envoy's Daughter
Clelia Benjamin Ecrasia
Albert Bruning Franklyn Barnabas
The Elderly Gentleman
George Gaul The Ghost of Adam
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Opening Night Production Credits

George Bernard  Shaw George Bernard Shaw Writer
  Alice Lewisohn Staged Part II (The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas)
  Agnes Morgan Staged Part II (The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas)
  Frank Reicher Staged Part IV (The Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman)
  Philip Moeller Staged Part V (As Far as Thought Can Reach)
  The Theatre Guild Producer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1921 - 1922

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