Comedy in 2 acts
Place and Time: Terre Haute, Indiana; November 4 and some
days later, in the 1980's, more or less (Willum is a Vietnam
Persons of the Play:
M, celebrating his 34th birthday, architect,
lacking in gumption
F, Willum's girlfriend
M, Willum's sardonic friend, theater critic
WARNOCK "Ticky" WALDGRAVE
M, Willum's client; "The last time Mr.
Waldgrave smiled was forty-seven years ago, and then it was
F, Warnock's wife, "a picture of tasteful,
studied patience, but not because her life is devoid of
M, 8 years old, "there are good little boys;
there are also precocious little boys, which is to say bad
little boys whom we can somehow find it in our hearts to
forgive. Thor is neither. Thor is a monster..."
M, Willum's fellow Vietnam veteran, a house
guest from Hell
VARIOUS TAPE-RECORDED VOICES
Set: second-floor architect's living room/studio, a large
friendly room in the treetops
Productions: Milwaukee Repertory Theater, April,1981;
Royal Exchange Theatre Company, Manchester, England, April,
Hayes Theater, New York, March, 1987 [Internet Broadway Database entry].
- WILLUM CUBBERT: Larry Shue
- TANSY McGINNIS: Kristine Thatcher
- AXEL HAMMOND: Daniel Mooney
- WARNOCK WALDGRAVE: Henry Strozier
- CLELIA WALDGRAVE: Rose Pickering
- THOR WALDGRAVE: Matthew Knuth
- RICK STEADMAN: James Pickering
- WILLUM CUBBERT: David Horovitch
- TANSY McGINNIS: Shelley Borkum
- AXEL HAMMOND: Gary Waldhorn
- WARNOCK WALDGRAVE: Don Henderson
- CLELIA WALDGRAVE: Sally Gibson
- THOR WALDGRAVE: Matthew Barker/Oliver Findlay
- RICK STEADMAN: Derek Griffiths
New York cast:
- WILLUM CUBBERT: Mark Hamill
- TANSY McGINNIS: Patricia Kalember (Broadway debut)
- AXEL HAMMOND: Peter Riegert
- WARNOCK WALDGRAVE: Wayne Tippit
- CLELIA WALDGRAVE: Peggy Cosgrave
- THOR WALDGRAVE: Timmy Geissler
- RICK STEADMAN: Robert Joy
Quoted material above is taken directly from the
published text of the play.
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