Zalmen, or The Madness of God

Play - Original

Lyceum Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 11, 1976
  • Opening Date: March 17, 1976
  • Closing Date: April 3, 1976
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 22

Playwright: Elie Wiesel


Russian authorities investigate rumors of a protest by a rabbi that was inspired by his brilliant, or crazy, beadle Zalmen in the 1950s.


Opening Night Cast

Joseph Wiseman The Rabbi
Polly Adams Nina
Richard Bauer Zalmen
David Little Alexei
David Margulies in Zalmen, or The Madness of God David Margulies The Doctor
Paul Sparer The Chairman of The Synagogue Council
Lee Wallace The Inspector from The Ministry of Religious Affairs
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Elie Wiesel Writer
  Alan Schneider Director
  William Ritman Scenic Design
  Marjorie Slaiman Costume Design
  Richard Nelson Lighting Design
  Laurel Ann Wilson General Manager
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