Tonight at 8:30

One Act - Revival

ANTA Playhouse

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 26, 1967
  • Opening Date: May 3, 1967
  • Closing Date: May 13, 1967
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 5
  • Tonight at 8:30 is comprised of Fumed Oak, Still Life, Ways and Means

Playwright: Noël Coward

Synopsis

An evening of one-act plays by Noel Coward. In Ways and Means, a debt-plagued gambler and his wife are saved from final disgrace when a chauffeur who had planned to rob them saves them instead. Still Life depicts the frustrated secret affair between two married middle-class people. Fumed Oak follows a middle-aged salesman who has earned enough money to tell off his wife, mother-in-law and daughter and to leave them.

Note: The original 1936 production of Tonight at 8:30 contained nine one-act plays performed over three evenings, including We Were Dancing, The Astonished Heart, Red Peppers, Hands Across the Sea, Fumed Oak, Shadow Play, Ways and Means and Still Life. Six one-acts (Red Peppers, Hands Across the Sea, Fumed Oak, Family Album, Shadow Play, and Ways and Means) were performed in a 1948 revival. Only three of the one-acts were performed in the 1967 revival.

 

Fumed Oak: Opening Night Cast

Joan Force Mrs. Rockett
Geoff Garland Henry Gow
Patricia Guinan Elsie
Sloane Shelton in Fumed Oak Sloane Shelton Doris Gow
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Fumed Oak: Opening Night Production Credits

Noël Coward Noël Coward Writer
  G. Wood Director
  Will Steven Armstrong Scenic Design
  Alvin Colt Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  Mary Bryant Press Representative
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Still Life: Opening Night Cast

Les Barkdull Young Man
Joan Bassie Mildred
John Church Stanley
Denholm Elliott Alec Harvey
Joan Force Dolly Messiter
Geoff Garland Bill
Patricia Guinan Beryl Waters
Jeanne Hepple Myrtle Bagot
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Still Life: Opening Night Production Credits

Noël Coward Noël Coward Writer
  Jack Sydow Director
  Will Steven Armstrong Scenic Design
  Alvin Colt Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  Mary Bryant Press Representative
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Ways and Means: Opening Night Cast

Les Barkdull Gaston
Joan Bassie Stella Cartwright
John Church Toby Cartwright
Joan Force Nanny
Herb Foster in Ways and Means Herb Foster Stevens
Patricia Guinan Princess Elena Krassiloff
Jeanne Hepple Olive Lloyd-Ransome
Geddeth Smith Lord Chapworth "Chaps"
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Ways and Means: Opening Night Production Credits

Noël Coward Noël Coward Writer
Nina Foch Nina Foch Director
  Will Steven Armstrong Scenic Design
  Alvin Colt Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  Mary Bryant Press Representative
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