Les Blancs

Play - Original

Longacre Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 11, 1970
  • Opening Date: November 16, 1970
  • Closing Date: December 19, 1970
  • Previews: 30
  • Performances: 40

Playwright: Lorraine Hansberry


An African man who has been schooled in Europe returns home for his father's funeral and finds himself torn between two cultures in an atmosphere of racial violence.


Opening Night Cast

Marie Andrews Dr. Marta Gotterling
Humbert Allen Astredo Dr. Willy Dekoven
Gregory Beyer African Child
Ladji Camara Drummers
Lili Darvas Madame Neilsen
Joan Derby Witch Doctor
Gwyllum Evans Second Soldier
George Fairley Second African
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Opening Night Production Credits

Lorraine Hansberry Lorraine Hansberry Writer
  John Berry Director
  Peter Larkin Scenic Design
Jane Greenwood Jane Greenwood Costume Design
  Neil Peter Jampolis Lighting Design
  Jack Shearing Sound Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Outstanding Performance James Earl Jones Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Jane Greenwood Nominee
1971 Featured Actress in a Play Lili Darvas Nominee
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