Run, Little Chillun

Drama - Original

Lyric Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: March 1, 1933
  • Closing Date: June 17, 1933
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 126

Playwright: Hall Johnson

Music: Hall Johnson


Religious and pagan forces conflict in a black Southern town, in this play written and featuring music by African-American spiritual composer Hall Johnson.


Opening Night Cast

Olive Ball The Rev. Sister Luella Strong
Harry Bolden The Rev. Jones
James Thomas Boxwill Brother Lu-Te
Edward Broadnax Brother George W. Jenkins
Olga Burgoyne Mother Kanda
Alston Burleigh Jim
Marietta Canty Bessiola Hicks
Jack Carr Brother Moses
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Hall Johnson Writer
  Frank Merlin Director
  Hall Johnson Choral Director
  Doris Humphrey Choreographer
  Cleon Throckmorton Scenic Design
  Helene Pons Costume Design
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