Mourning Becomes Electra

Drama - Revival

Circle in the Square Theatre

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  • First Preview: November 2, 1972
  • Opening Date: November 15, 1972
  • Closing Date: December 31, 1972
  • Previews: 14
  • Performances: 55

Playwright: Eugene O'Neill


Eugene O'Neill retells the Greek trilogy The Oresteia as the tale of the Mannon family, who lives in New England just after the Civil War and must cope with incestuous and murderous feelings among their various members.


Opening Night Cast

Colleen Dewhurst Christine Mannon
Stephen McHattie Orin Mannon
Alan Mixon Capt. Adam Brant
Pamela Payton-Wright Lavinia Mannon
Donald Davis Brigadier Gen. Ezra Mannon
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Opening Night Production Credits

Eugene O'Neill Eugene O'Neill Writer
Theodore Mann Theodore Mann Director
  Marsha L. Eck Scenic Design
  Noel Taylor Costume Design
  Jules Fisher Lighting Design
  William Conn Company Manager
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Outstanding Performance Pamela Payton-Wright Winner
1973 Outstanding Performance Colleen Dewhurst Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Actress in a Play Colleen Dewhurst Nominee
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