"The Ponder Heart" - Music Box Theatre (1956)
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Our playbill of "The Ponder Heart", performed at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway, was dated February 25, 1956 by Norman Landau, the gentlemen who saw the production and kept the playbill. He also noted on the cover that the production was "Poor", but taped newspaper clippings to the inside including a review by Brooks Atkinson.


Name Role
Theodore Browne Jacob
Vinie Burrows Sarah
David Leland Mr. Springer
Una Merkel Edna Earle Ponder
Don Hanmer De Yancy Clanahan
John Marriott Big John
Juanita Hall Narciss
Edwin Buckley Purdel Peacock
Ricky Klein Bruce Peacock
Helen Quarrier Treva Peacock
Jeanne Shelley Johnnie Ree Peacock
Harold Grau Mr. Peacock
Charlotte Klein Mrs. Peacock
Barbara Jean Gilliam Eloise
David Wayne Uncle Daniel Ponder
Will Geer Dorris R. Gladney
Sarah Marshall Bonnie Dee Ponder
Noel Williams Sam
Johnny Klein Rodney
Junior Marshall Willie
Ruth White Teacake Magee
John McGovern Judge Waite
Donald Foster Dr. Eubanks
Dwight Marfield Truex Bodkin
Mary Farrell Mrs. Bodkin
J. Talbot Holland Al
William Dwyer Clyde
James Karr Clerk
Tony Kraber Bailiff
Alan Manson Foreman
Daniel Bergin ensemble
Joseph Bishop ensemble
Tom Geraghty ensemble
Jim Holden ensemble
Richard Rothrock ensemble
Lieselotte Singer ensemble

Production Staff

Name Position
The Playwright's Company Producer
Joseph Fields Playwright
Jerome Chodorov Playwright
Robert Douglas Director
Ben Edwards Scenic and Lighting Design
Frank Spencer Costumes
Lehman Engel Music Advisor
Klaus Holm Lighting Supervisor
Richard Burns Asst. to Mr. Edwards
Florence Klotz Asst. to Mr. Spencer
Ira Senz Hair-pieces
Jessie Zimmer Stockings
Victor Samrock Business Manager
William Fields Press Representative
Leonard Field Company Manager
Walter Alford Associate Press Rep
Reginald Denenholz Associate Press Rep
Philip Mathias Production Stage Manager
Tony Kraber Stage Manager
James Karr Asst. Stage Manager
Malcolm Wells Production Assistant
Violet Welles Production Secretary
Harry Romar Master Electrician
Joseph Cassidy Asst. Electrician
Harry Gorta Asst. Electrician
Larry Bland Master Carpenter
Ernest Taylor Asst. Carpenter
Joe Lynn Master of Properties
Joe Zaniewski Asst. Property Man
Minnie Eisele Wardrobe Mistress
Victor Lloyd Dresser for Mr. Wayne
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