The Rivalry

Drama - Original

Bijou Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: February 7, 1959
  • Closing Date: April 18, 1959
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 81

Playwright: Norman Corwin


Norman Corwin dramatizes the Lincoln-Douglas debates, in which Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas campaigned against each other for a position in the Illinois state senate, chiefly over the subject of slavery.


Opening Night Cast

Richard Boone Abraham Lincoln
Jim Campbell Townsperson
Martin Gabel Stephen A. Douglas
Nancy Kelly Adele Douglas
Woodrow Parfrey Republican Committeeman
Alisa Dawson Lady Democrat
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Norman Corwin Writer
  Norman Corwin Director
  David Hays Scenic Design
  Motley Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  Arthur Waxman General Manager
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