The Suicide

Comedy - Original

ANTA Playhouse

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  • First Preview: September 22, 1980
  • Opening Date: October 9, 1980
  • Closing Date: November 30, 1980
  • Previews: 20
  • Performances: 60

Playwright: Nikolai Erdman


In Nikolai Erdman's 1928 play, an unemployed man who fails to learn to play the tuba properly considers suicide, with his neighbor exploiting that suicide to several bidders who want to further their own agendas.


Opening Night Cast

Derek Jacobi in The Suicide Derek Jacobi Semyon Semyonovich Podsekalnikov
Grayson Hall Serafima Ilyinishna
John Heffernan Aristarkh Dominikovich Grand-Skubik
Angela Pietropinto in The Suicide Angela Pietropinto Maria Lukyanovna
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Nikolai Erdman Writer
  George Genereux, Jr. Translator
  Jacob Volkov Translator
  Jonas Jurasas Director
  Ara Fitzgerald Movement
Santo Loquasto Santo Loquasto Scenic Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Actor in a Play Derek Jacobi Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Santo Loquasto Nominee
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