Dark of the Moon

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Dark of the Moon by Howard Richardson and William Berney. An immensely popular romantic play with songs. Began in a playwrighting workshop at the University of Iowa in 1942. By 1945 it had tried out in Washington and opened on Broadway. Since then it has covered the world. Paul Newman once acted in it; Peter Brook once directed it. And nearly every college in the world has produced it at least once.

Performance history in South Africa

1950s: In South Africa Taubie Kushlick had a huge success with this play on behalf of the University Players in the Fifties.

1954: Presented by the Repertory Theatre Society later known as the Cape Town Repertory Theatre Society, June 1954

1965: Louis Burke and Joan Brickhill staged it for PACT in 1965.

Translations and adaptations


NELM: [Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 61 (1954 production).

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