The Blacks: A Clown Show

Name: St. Mark's Playhouse
Address: 133 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10009
Production Details
Number of performances: 1408
Opening date: May 4, 1961
Closing date: September 27, 1964


1961 Obie Award
1. Special Citation, Bernard Frechtman
2. Distinguished Performance, Godfrey M. Cambridge
3. Best New Play, Jean Genet
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Sidney Bernstein Producer
George P. Edgar Producer
Andre Gregory Producer
Geraldine Lust Produced in Association
Jean Genet Playwright
Bernard Frechtman Translator
Gene Frankel Director
Talley Beatty Movement
Kim E. Swados Set Designer
Patricia Zipprodt Costume Designer
Lee Watson Lighting Designer
Patricia Zipprodt Mask Design
Max Eisen Press Representative
Robert W. Larkin Press Representative
Lenny Traube Press Representative
Maxwell Glanville Production Stage Manager
Charles Gross Music Supervisor

Actor Role
Maya Angelou Queen
Ethel Ayler Augustus Snow
Cynthia Belgrave Adelaide Bobo
Roscoe Lee Browne Archibald Wellington
Godfrey M. Cambridge Diouf
Charles Campbell Drummer
Charles Gordone Valet
Louis Gossett Edgar Alas Newport News
James Earl Jones Deodatus Village
Helen Martin Felicity Trollop Pardon
Jay J. Riley Governor
Raymond St. Jacques Judge
Cicely Tyson Stephanie Virtue Diop