The Poison Tree

Play - Original

Ambassador Theatre

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  • First Preview: January 7, 1976
  • Opening Date: January 8, 1976
  • Closing Date: January 11, 1976
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 5

Playwright: Ronald Ribman


The dehumanizing effects of time spent in contemporary prisons are examined in this play by Ronald Ribman.


Opening Night Cast

Moses Gunn Benjamin Hurspool
Cleavon Little Willy Stepp
Peter Masterson Officer DiSantis
Dick Anthony Williams Bobby Foster
Northern J. Calloway Charles Jefferson
Robert Symonds Sgt. Coyne
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ronald Ribman Writer
  Charles Blackwell Director
  Marjorie Kellogg Scenic Design
  Judy Dearing Costume Design
  Martin Aronstein Lighting Design
  Jose Véga General Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Actor in a Play Moses Gunn Nominee
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