The Father

Play - Revival

Cort Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: November 16, 1949
  • Closing Date: January 14, 1950
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 69

Playwright: August Strindberg


A captain and his wife disagree over how to raise their daughter, with the wife going so far as to insinuate the daughter is not her husband's in order to drive him insane and get her way, in August Strindberg's 1887 indictment of marriage and religion.


Opening Night Cast

Raymond Massey The Cavalry Captain
Mady Christians Laura
Philip Huston The Pastor
Grace Kelly in The Father Grace Kelly Bertha
Paul Larson Larsen
Mary Morris The Nurse
John Davenport Seymour The Doctor
Charles Snyder Gustafson
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Opening Night Production Credits

August Strindberg August Strindberg Writer
  Robert L. Joseph Book Adaptation
  Raymond Massey Director
  Donald Oenslager Scenic Design
  Eleanore Goldsmith Costume Design
  Donald Oenslager Lighting Design
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1950 Theatre World Award Grace Kelly Winner
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