Jolly's Progress

Play - Original

Longacre Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: December 5, 1959
  • Closing Date: December 12, 1959
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 9

Playwright: Lonnie Coleman


A black maid in Alabama, who has been seduced by her employer and fired by his wife, finds refuge in a teacher-student relationship with a sympathetic writer, whom the town assumes is seducing the girl.


Opening Night Cast

Wendell Corey David Adams
Eartha Kitt in Jolly's Progress Eartha Kitt Jolly Rivers
Joanne Barry Portia Bates
Vinnette Carroll in Jolly's Progress Vinnette Carroll Dora
Humphrey Davis Thompson Bates
Laurie Main Mr. Scarborough
Ellis Rabb Reverend Furze
Anne Revere Emma Ford
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Lonnie Coleman Writer
  Alex Segal Director
  George Jenkins Scenic Design
  Gene Coffin Costume Design
  Masque Sound Engineering Company Sound Design
  Peter Davis General Manager
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