Period of Adjustment

Play - Original

Helen Hayes Theatre

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  • First Preview: November 9, 1960
  • Opening Date: November 10, 1960
  • Closing Date: March 4, 1961
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 132

Playwright: Tennessee Williams


Two couples, one married for five years and the other recent newlyweds, experience ups and downs in their relationships, in Tennessee Williams' comedy.


Opening Night Cast

Barbara Baxley Isabel Haverstick
James Daly Ralph Bates
Robert Webber George Haverstick
Lester Mack Mr. McGillicuddy
Rosemary Murphy Dorothea Bates
Nancy R. Pollock Mrs. McGillicuddy
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams Writer
  George Roy Hill Director
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
Patricia Zipprodt Patricia Zipprodt Costume Design
  Jo Mielziner Lighting Design
  Joseph Harris General Manager
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1960 - 1961

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Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Most Promising Female Performer Rosemary Murphy Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Actress in a Play Barbara Baxley Nominee
1961 Featured Actress in a Play Rosemary Murphy Nominee
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