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Mister Johnson   

 
Martin Beck Theatre, (3/29/1956 - 5/05/1956)
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Opening Date: Mar 29, 1956    
Closing Date: May 05, 1956 Total Performances: 44

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A drama in three acts
Setting: The "landscape" of the town of Fada, in Nigeria, British West Africa



Production Staff
Produced by Cheryl Crawford and Robert Lewis
Written by Norman Rosten; Based on the novel by Joyce Cary
Directed by Robert Lewis
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by William and Jean Eckart; Lighting Design by William and Jean Eckart
Company Manager: Joseph Moss
Production Stage Manager: John Effrat; Assistant Stage Mgr: Alan Shayne and James E. Wall
General Press Representative: Ben Washer and Louis Sheaffer
Cast
John AkarBenjamin
Ruth AttawayMother
David BerahzerUncle
Ensemble
Geffrey BiddeauGuard
Percival BordeChief
Ensemble
Alphonse CimberGuard
Clayton CorbinPoliceman
Ensemble
Thayer DavidGollup
Lawrence FletcherBulteel
La Verne FrenchSecond Brother
Ensemble
Louise GilkesEnsemble
Philip HepburnSalch
Ensemble
Earle HymanMister Johnson
Curtis JamesPetitioner
Ensemble
Margie JamesGirl
Earl JonesMoma
Rosetta LeNoireMatumbi
Esther LiburdEnsemble
Charles McRaeAdamu
Harold NurseIsa
Ensemble
Brock PetersAjali
Samuel PhillsGuard
Josephine PremiceBamu
Pearl ReynoldsEnsemble
Jay RileyWaziri
Gaby RodgersCelia
Rai SaundersAudu
Ensemble
William SylvesterRudbeck
Mary WaitheEnsemble
James E. WallAliu
Bamu's Brother
Milton WilliamsBrimah
Understudies: Percival Borde (Brimah, Moma), Clayton Corbin (Aliu, Mister Johnson), Thayer David (Bulteel), Curtis James (Adamu), Anne Meacham (Celia), Pearl Reynolds (Bamu, Matumbi), Jay Riley (Ajali), Rai Saunders (Benjamin), Alan Shayne (Gollup, Rudbeck) and Mary Waithe (Mother)
Theatre World
winner 1956 Award [recipient] 
  Earle Hyman
winner 1956 Award [recipient] 
  Gaby Rodgers