Requiem for a Nun

Drama - Original

John Golden Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: January 30, 1959
  • Closing Date: March 7, 1959
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 43

Playwright: William Faulkner, Ruth Ford


The formerly wantonish Temple Drake, now respectably married, finds her child dead and her black servant on trial for the murder, in William Faulkner's continuation of the story in his novel Sanctuary.


Opening Night Cast

John Dorman Mr. Tubbs
Christian Flanders Pete
Ruth Ford Mrs. Gowan Stevens
House Jameson Governor
Scott McKay Gowan Stevens
Bertice Reading Nancy Mannigoe
Zachary Scott Gavin Stevens
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ruth Ford Writer
  William Faulkner Writer
  Tony Richardson Director
  Motley Scenic Design
  Motley Costume Design
  Motley Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1958 - 1959

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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1959 Featured Actress in a Play Bertice Reading Nominee
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