The Father

Play - Revival

Circle in the Square Theatre

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  • First Preview: March 13, 1981
  • Opening Date: April 2, 1981
  • Closing Date: April 26, 1981
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 29

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

Frances Sternhagen in The Father Frances Sternhagen Laura
Ralph Waite in The Father Ralph Waite The Cavalry Captain
Molly Adams Laura's Mother
Jessica Allen Emma
W.B. Brydon Doctor Östermark
Peter Crombie Nöjd
David Faulkner Svaird
Pauline Flanagan Old Margaret
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Opening Night Production Credits

August Strindberg August Strindberg Writer
  Harry G. Carlson Translator
  Göran Graffman Director
  Marjorie Kellogg Scenic Design
Jennifer von Mayrhauser Jennifer von Mayrhauser Costume Design
  Arden Fingerhut Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1980 - 1981

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