Triple Play

One Act - Original

Playhouse Theatre

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Synopsis

An evening of three one-acts and a monologue, including Tennessee Williams' Portrait of a Madonna, Anton Chekhov's Some Comments on the Harmful Effects of Tobacco, and Sean O'Casey's A Pound On Demand and Bedtime Story. Portrait of a Madonna follows a deranged Southern belle who is convinced that the love of her life, who rejected her for someone else, visits her for sex every night. Some Comments on the Harmful Effects of Tobacco is a monologue given by a smoker who has been sent by his domineering wife to lecture on tobacco's effects, when he would rather talk about his wife. A Pound On Demand is a comedy in which a drunk and his sober sidekick must deal with the matter of his account in a Dublin post office. In Bedtime Story, an Irish prostitute fleeces the Puritanical bachelor whom she has just serviced.

 

A Pound on Demand: Opening Night Cast

Hume Cronyn Jerry
George Mathews Policeman
William Biff  McGuire in A Pound on Demand William Biff McGuire Sammy
Margot Stevenson Girl in Charge
Jessica Tandy in A Pound on Demand Jessica Tandy The Public
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A Pound on Demand: Opening Night Production Credits

  Sean O'Casey Writer
  Hume Cronyn Staging
  David Hays Setting
  Anna Hill Johnstone Costume Design
  David Hays Lighting Design
  Peter Davis General Manager
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Bedtime Story: Opening Night Cast

Hume Cronyn John Jo Mulligan
William Biff  McGuire in Bedtime Story William Biff McGuire Daniel Halibut
Jessica Tandy in Bedtime Story Jessica Tandy Angela Nightingale
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Bedtime Story: Opening Night Production Credits

  Sean O'Casey Writer
  Hume Cronyn Staging
  David Hays Setting
  Anna Hill Johnstone Costume Design
  David Hays Lighting Design
  Peter Davis General Manager
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Portrait of a Madonna: Opening Night Cast

Hume Cronyn The Doctor
George Mathews The Porter
William Biff  McGuire in Portrait of a Madonna William Biff McGuire Elevator Boy
John Randolph Mr. Abrams
Margot Stevenson The Nurse
Jessica Tandy in Portrait of a Madonna Jessica Tandy Miss Lucretia Collins
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Portrait of a Madonna: Opening Night Production Credits

Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams Writer
  Hume Cronyn Staging
  David Hays Setting
  Anna Hill Johnstone Costume Design
  David Hays Lighting Design
  Peter Davis General Manager
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Some Comments on the Harmful Effects of Tobacco: Opening Night Cast

Hume Cronyn Prof. Ivan Ivanovitch Nyukhin
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Some Comments on the Harmful Effects of Tobacco: Opening Night Production Credits

Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov Writer
  Hume Cronyn Staging
  David Hays Setting
  Anna Hill Johnstone Costume Design
  David Hays Lighting Design
  Peter Davis General Manager
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1958 - 1959

 
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