Quantity: 1 available
Book Condition: Near Fine
Very clean and surprisingly hard to find booklet published on the occasion of the Cleveland Play House's 75th Anniversary celebration in 1990. Measures 8-1/2" tall and 11" across and is printed on quality coated paper. Amply illustrated with black and white photographs, many of them stills from the plays. There are also photos of the buildings, one of Tennessee Williams, and a great one showing a busload of actors with a sign on the side of the bus that reads "Cleveland Play House Touring Repertory Company". In addition to the history of the Play House, the spotlight shines on the various artistic directors and their eras from Raymond O'Neil (1916-1921) to Josephine R. Abady who began in 1988 and was the current director at time of publication. Also, interesting is the section which lists the many new plays which premiered at the Play House, including "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" 1969-70, the most honored play in Cleveland Play House history which won Best American Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Drama Critics Circle Award, Obie Award, Drama Desk Award and selected for The Best Plays of 1969-70. The last section discusses the various buildings from which the Cleveland Pay house operated. A nice piece of Cleveland memorabilia.