Play - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: February 21, 1946
  • Closing Date: February 28, 1946
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 9

Playwright: Robert Ardrey


A black soldier returns to his Southern town after World War II to find it rife with the prejudice he expected to be gone, forcing him to face down the Ku Klux Klan in order to marry his sweetheart and forge a life for himself, in Robert Ardrey's play.


Opening Night Cast

Ossie Davis Jeb Turner
Christopher Bennett Jefferson
Harry Bolden Simpson
Laura Bowman Amanda Turner
Grover Burgess Mr. Gibney
Edwin Cushman Dr. Hazelton
Ruby Dee in Jeb Ruby Dee Libby George
Maurice Ellis Julian
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Robert Ardrey Writer
  Herman Shumlin Staging
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
  Patricia Montgomery Costume Design
  Jo Mielziner Lighting Design
  Herman Shumlin Producer
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