The Cave Dwellers

Play - Original

Bijou Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 19, 1957
  • Closing Date: January 11, 1958
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 97

Playwright: William Saroyan


A group of broken-down performers take shelter in an abandoned theatre, grasping for a living by day and enacting their past triumphs and dreams at night.


Opening Night Cast

John Alderman The Silent Boy
A Young Man
Francine Amdur The Young Queen
Vergel Cook Woman with Dog
The Mother
Ivan Dixon An Arab Chief
The Young Opponent
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Opening Night Production Credits

  William Saroyan Writer
  Bernardo S├ęgall Music
  Carmen Capalbo Director
  William Pitkin Scenic Design
  Ruth Morley Costume Design
  Lee Watson Lighting Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Actress in a Play Eugenie Leontovich Nominee
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