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Les Blancs   

 
Longacre Theatre , (11/15/1970 - 12/19/1970)
First Preview:Oct 11, 1970 Total Previews:30
Opening Date:Nov 15, 1970   
Closing Date:Dec 19, 1970 Total Performances:40

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: A Mission compound and the Matoseh hut in Africa


Production Staff
Produced by Konrad Matthaei
Written by Lorraine Hansberry; Final Text adapted by Robert Nemiroff
Directed by John Berry
Scenic Design by Peter Larkin; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Neil Peter Jampolis; Sound Design by Jack Shearing
General Manager: Paul B. Berkowsky; Company Manager: Edward A. Blatt
Staff Associate: Stephanie Bass; Production Stage Manager: Martin Gold; Stage Manager: Charles Briggs
Ritual: Louis Johnson; African Language Consultant: Josiah Ade Ilori; General Advisor: Abe Enklewitz; Script Associate: Charlotte Zaltzberg; Press Representative: Max Eisen, Warren Pincus and Milly Schoenbaum
Cast
Marie Andrews Dr. Marta Gotterling
Humbert Allen Astredo Dr. Willy Dekoven
Gregory Beyer African Child
Ladji Camara Drummers
Lili Darvas Madame Neilsen
Joan Derby Witch Doctor
Gwyllum Evans Second Soldier
George Fairley Second African
Clebert Ford Peter
Earle Hyman Abioseh Matoseh
James Earl Jones Tshembe Matoseh
Cameron Mitchell Charlie Morris
Garry Mitchell First Soldier
Charles Moore Warrior
Charles Payne Drummers
Ralph Purdom Major George Rice
Harold Scott Eric
Dennis Tate First African
William Ware Third African
Understudies: Charles Briggs (First African, Second African, Third African), Gwyllum Evans (Dr. Willy Dekoven), George Fairley (Peter), Clebert Ford (Abioseh Matoseh), Earle Hyman (Tshembe Matoseh), Butch Jackson (Drummers), Garry Mitchell (Charlie Morris, Major George Rice) and Dennis Tate (Eric)
Tony Award®
 1971 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Lili Darvas
 1971 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Jane Greenwood
Drama Desk Award
winner 1971 Outstanding Performance [winner]
Performer: James Earl Jones