The Cocktail Party
The original text
A contemporary verse version of Euripides's Alcestis, set in a drawing room and a psychiatrist's consulting room. Made its debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 1949 and premiered on Broadway on January 21, 1950,
South African productions
1951: Produced by Marda Vanne for the National Theatre Organisation, opening 6 August 1951 in Pretoia, with André Huguenet ("Sir Henry Harcourt-Reilly"), Gwen Adeler ("Julia"), Marda Vanne, Robert Whitfield, Ronald Wallace, Hymie Shapiro, Merilyn Oates ("Celia"), Marcia Colville ("Lavinia"), Frank Wise (Lavinia's husband). Décor by Nina Campbell-Quine.
The Rand Daily Mail, 25 July 1951.
Helikon, 1(2). December 1951.
Lantern, 1(5):521. May 1952.
Inskip, 1972. p.151.
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