The Highest Tree

Play - Original

Longacre Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: November 4, 1959
  • Closing Date: November 21, 1959
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 21

Playwright: Dore Schary


A well-known atomic scientist is diagnosed with leukemia, likely due to his work, and advocates for an end to nuclear bomb tests while dealing with his family's troubles.


Opening Night Cast

Diana Douglas Mary Macready
Kenneth MacKenna Aaron Cornish
William Prince Dr. Robert Leigh
Howard St. John Frederick Ashe
Richard Anderson Caleb Cornish
Joe De Santis Bronislau Partos
Larry Gates John Devereaux
Frank Milan Steven Cornish
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Dore Schary Writer
  Dore Schary Director
  Donald Oenslager Scenic Design
  Marvin Reiss Costume Design
  Donald Oenslager Lighting Design
  Peter Davis General Manager
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