Rape of the Belt

Play - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: November 5, 1960
  • Closing Date: November 12, 1960
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 9

Playwright: Benn W. Levy


In a twist on a classic Greek myth, Theseus and Heracles come to Themiscyra, the capital of the warrior-women tribe of Amazons, in hopes of claiming their queen's belt. Instead, they must battle two queens and contend with the changing whims of the gods.


Opening Night Cast

Philip Bosco in Rape of the Belt Philip Bosco Heracles
Joseph Bova Theseus
Hilda Brawner Anthea
Constance Cummings Antiope
John Emery Zeus
Pat Nye Hippobomene
Joyce Redman Hippolyte
Avis Scott Diasta
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Benn W. Levy Writer
  Albert Marre Director
  Paul Morrison Scenic Design
  J. Michael Travis Costume Design
  Paul Morrison Lighting Design
  David Lipsky Press Representative
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1960 - 1961

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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Featured Actor in a Play Philip Bosco Nominee
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