Set My People Free

Play - Original

Hudson Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: November 3, 1948
  • Closing Date: November 27, 1948
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 29

Playwright: Dorothy Heyward


A slave who was once an African prince is inspired to plan an uprising against the white population of Charleston, S.C., until the head house slave reluctantly warns the master.


Opening Night Cast

Somer Alberg Trader Henri
Thomas Anderson Jesse Blackwood
Edith Atuka-Reid Tina
Harry Bolden Belleisle
John Bouie Perault Prioleau
Samuel Brown 1st Drummer
Eric Burroughs Mingo Harth
Tyler Carpenter Patrolman
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Dorothy Heyward Writer
  Martin Ritt Staging
  Ralph Alswang Scenic Design
  Ernest Schrapps Costume Design
  The Theatre Guild Producer
  Allyn Rice Associate Producer
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