Comedy - Original

48th Street Theatre

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  • Opening Date: November 1, 1944
  • Closing Date: January 15, 1949
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 1775

Playwright: Mary Chase


A harmless, alcoholic middle-aged man drives his sister crazy by insisting that his friendship with an invisible white rabbit is real, in Mary Chase's comic fantasy.


Opening Night Cast

Frank Fay Elwood P. Dowd
Dora Clement Betty Chumley
Robert Gist E. J. Lofgren
Frederica Going Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet
Josephine Hull Veta Louise Simmons
John Kirk Judge Omar Gaffney
Fred Irving Lewis William R. Chumley, M.D.
Tom Seidel Lyman Sanderson, M.D.
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Mary Chase Playwright
  Antoinette Perry Director
  John Root Settings
  Margaret Pemberton Costume Supervisor
  Thomas Kilpatrick General Manager
  Clarence Taylor Company Manager
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Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1945 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Mary Chase Winner
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