Moby Dick

Drama - Original

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: November 28, 1962
  • Closing Date: December 8, 1962
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 13

Playwright: Orson Welles


A company of actors is seen rehearsing a dramatic adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick, in Orson Welles' play.


Opening Night Cast

Rod Steiger Actor-Manager, later Father Mapple and Captain Ahab
Bruno Gerussi Young Actor, later Ishmael
Judith Doty Young Actress' Understudy
Bill Fletcher Member of the Company, later Elijah
Max Helpmann Cynical Actor, later Flask
John Horton in Moby Dick John Horton Member of the Company, later The Mastheader and Voice of the Bachelor
Frances Hyland Young Actress, later Pip
Lex Monson Member of the Company, later Queequeg
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Opening Night Production Credits

Orson Welles Orson Welles Writer
  Douglas Campbell Director
  Klaus Holm Lighting Design
  Irving Squires General Manager
  Richard Maney Press Representative
  Martin Shwartz Press Representative
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