The Member of the Wedding

Play - Original

Empire Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: January 5, 1950
  • Closing Date: March 17, 1951
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 501

Playwright: Carson McCullers


A lonely young Southern girl escapes into fantasy with her black cook and young cousin, hoping to join her brother and his fiancée on their honeymoon for more fantastic adventures.


Opening Night Cast

Ethel Waters Berenice Sadie Brown
Julie Harris in The Member of the Wedding Julie Harris Frankie Addams
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Carson McCullers Writer
  Harold Clurman Director
  Lester Polakov Scenic Design
  Lester Polakov Costume Design
  Lester Polakov Lighting Design
  Thomas V. Bodkin Company Manager
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1950 Best American Play Carson McCullers Winner
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