A Hatful of Rain

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A Hatful of Rain is a play by American playwright Michael V. Gazzo (1923-1995)[1]. A hard-hitting American drama set in the Lower East side of New York, first performed on Broadway and in London in 1955-1956.

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Performance history in South Africa

1957: First produced in South Africa at the Library Theatre in 1957 by The Company of Three and directed by Stuart Brown, with Ivan Berold, Marjorie Gordon and Jenny Gratus.

1966: Presented by CAPAB in November 1966 at the Hofmeyr Theatre directed by the New York director Stanley Waren [2] starring Johann Nell (John Pope Snr), visiting British actor Michael Mellinger (Johnny Pope), Yvonne Bryceland (Celia Pope), Norman Coombes (Mother), Glynn Day (Apples), Percy Sieff (Polo Pope) and Susan Blake (Putski). Set designed by Michael Clarke.



Tucker, 1997. 111.

A Hatful of Rain theatre programme, 1966.

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