Poor Murderer

Play - Original

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 13, 1976
  • Opening Date: October 20, 1976
  • Closing Date: January 2, 1977
  • Previews: 8
  • Performances: 87

Playwright: Pavel Kohout

Synopsis

An actor is interrogated in an insane asylum and led to believe that he actually killed the actor who played Polonius opposite his Hamlet during a performance of that scene from Shakespeare's play, in Czechoslovakian playwright Pavel Kohout's political thriller.

 

Opening Night Cast

Ruth Ford Third Actress
Larry Gates Professor Drzhembitsky
Laurence Luckinbill Anton Ignatyevich Kerzhentsev
Kevin McCarthy in Poor Murderer Kevin McCarthy First Actor
Maria Schell First Actress
Julie Garfield Second Actress
Ernest Graves Third Actor
Peter Maloney in Poor Murderer Peter Maloney Fourth Actor
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Pavel Kohout Writer
  Herbert Berghof Translated from Kohout's Czech play and the German version of G. and A. Baumrucker
  Laurence Luckinbill Translated from Kohout's Czech play and the German version of G. and A. Baumrucker
  Herbert Berghof Director
  Howard Bay Scenic Design
  Patricia Zipprodt Costume Design
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