Children from Their Games

Play - Original

Morosco Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 10, 1963
  • Opening Date: April 11, 1963
  • Closing Date: April 13, 1963
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 4

Playwright: Irwin Shaw


A modern-day misanthrope collects mounting evidence of the pain that exists in the modern world and asks his friend to help him leave it.


Opening Night Cast

Peggy Cass in Children from Their Games Peggy Cass Vera von Stobel
Martin Gabel Melvin Peabody
Gene Hackman Charles Widgin Rochambeau
John McMartin in Children from Their Games John McMartin Sidney Balzer
Ralph Purdum Albert Tulvis
Brenda Vaccaro Melissa Peabody
Bernie West Dr. Hertz
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Irwin Shaw Writer
  Sam Wanamaker Director
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
  Ben Rosenberg Company Manager
  Samuel Lurie Press Representative
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Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1963 Most Promising Male Performer Gene Hackman Winner
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