Tobacco Road

Drama - Original

Theatre Masque (December 04, 1933 - January 13, 1934)
48th Street Theatre (January 15, 1934 - September 15, 1934)
Forrest Theatre (September 17, 1934 - May 31, 1941)
Data not verified
  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: December 4, 1933
  • Closing Date: May 31, 1941
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 3182

Playwright: Jack Kirkland


The Lester family of Georgia sharecroppers are the subject of Jack Kirkland's adaptation of Erskine Caldwell's novel.


Opening Night Cast

Sam Byrd Dude Lester
Ashley Cooper Henry Peabody
Henry Hull Jeeter Lester
Ruth Hunter Ellie May
Dean Jagger Lov Bensey
Lamar King Captain Tim
Maude Odell Sister Bessie Rice
Patricia Quinn Grandma Lester
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Jack Kirkland Writer
  Anthony Brown Director
  Robert Redington Sharpe Scenic Design
  Sam Spachner Company Manager
  Mary March Press Representative
  Anthony Brown Producer
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