Deep Are the Roots

Drama - Original

Fulton Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: September 26, 1945
  • Closing Date: November 16, 1946
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 477

Playwright: Arnaud D'Usseau, James Gow


A black G.I. returns to the Southern plantation he grew up on expecting a warm welcome, only to find himself denied a scholarship and run out of town on a trumped-up charge of stealing.


Opening Night Cast

Barbara Bel Geddes in Deep Are the Roots Barbara Bel Geddes Genevra Langdon
George Dice Chuck Warren
Evelyn Ellis Bella Charles
Carol Goodner Alice Langdon
Lloyd Gough Howard Merrick
Gordon Heath Brett Charles
Andrew Leigh Sheriff Serkin
Helen Martin Honey Turner
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Arnaud D'Usseau Writer
  James Gow Writer
Elia Kazan Elia Kazan Director
  Howard Bay Scenic Design
  Emeline C. Roche Costume Design
  Max Allentuck Company Manager
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Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1946 Most Promising Female Performer Barbara Bel Geddes Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1946 Theatre World Award Barbara Bel Geddes Winner
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