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written by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman

directed by Kate Levin Farren

Friday December 1st 1978 — Saturday December 23rd 1978

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A thinly-veiled protrait of the legendary Barrymores, the Cavendish clan comprises three generations of legendary American actors: dowager Fanny Cavendish, widow of the premier actor of his day, who at seventy is planning an upcoming tour; brother Herbert, a histrionic player now in his decline; Fanny’s daughter Julie, at the height of her Broadway fame, and son Tony who has forsaken the stage for Hollywood. Heralding the third generation of players, Julie’s daughter Gwen is just beginning a promising ingenue career. When Tony rushes home only to flee to Europe, escaping the attentions of a Polish movie star and Gwen shocks the family by marrying a “non-professional”, it seems the Cavendish name and reputation is threatened.

Cast

Production Staff / Crew

Allison SchneiderStavros Adamides