A Touch of the Poet

Play - Revival

ANTA Playhouse

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 26, 1967
  • Opening Date: May 2, 1967
  • Closing Date: May 13, 1967
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 5

Playwright: Eugene O'Neill


The first and only finished play in Eugene O'Neill's proposed 11-part "American history" cycle addresses the immigrant experience, focusing on the father-daughter conflict of a once-wealthy, still grandly mannered tavern-keeper outside Boston in 1828 and his headstrong offspring who aligns herself with a rich American.


Opening Night Cast

Les Barkdull Paddy O'Dowd
Denholm Elliott Cornelius Melody
Herb Foster in A Touch of the Poet Herb Foster Nicholas Gadsby
Geoff Garland Mickey Maloy
Jeanne Hepple Sara Melody
Priscilla Morrill Nora Melody
Sloane Shelton in A Touch of the Poet Sloane Shelton Deborah (Mrs. Henry Harford)
Geddeth Smith Patch Riley
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Opening Night Production Credits

Eugene O'Neill Eugene O'Neill 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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