The Insect Comedy

Comedy - Revival

City Center

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: June 3, 1948
  • Closing Date: June 12, 1948
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 14

Playwright: Karel Capek, Josef Capek


A wanderer falls into a drunken sleep in a forest and dreams that he can observe the lives of the insects, which have many of the same characteristics in their relationships as human lives do.


Opening Night Cast

Ted Allegretti Another Ant
Tom Avera Journalist
Robert Busch Another Male Beetle
1st Snail
Mack Busch 2nd Snail
Another Messenger
Stanley Carlson Male Beetle
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Josef Capek Writer
  Karel Capek Writer
  José Ferrer Staging
  Hanya Holm Choreographer
  Herbert Brodkin Scenic Design
  Emeline C. Roche Costume Design
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