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Idiot's Delight

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Performed Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29 - Nov. 4, 5, 1955, at the Whitman Theater, 21 North Park. Asst. Director of Whitman Theater: Arlene Dumond; Art Director: Richard J. Rasmussen Asst. Director: Terry Townley Cast: Gail DeGrace (Dumptsy); Robert Flexer (Donald Navadel); Terry Townley (Orchestra Leader); John Wagener (Drummer); Ricki Ross (Trumpeter); Waitresses: Shirley Ruble, Terry Latourette; Gene Greenlee (Pittaluga); Steve Merrill (Auguste); Marvin Montney (Captain); Robert Wills (Dr. Waldersee); Val Lewton (Mr. Cherry); Dale Penrose (Mrs. Cherry); Nagle Jackson (Harry Van); Leslie Bennett (Shirley); Nancy Gilmore (Beulah); Sonja Christopher (Bebe); Sandra Fitch (Francine); Jackie Westwood (Elaine); Charlotte Wilson (Edna); Marilyn Schilling (Flo); Nick Mason (Major); Bob Shearer (1st Officer); Duane Peterson (2nd Officer); Paul Hennig (3rd Officer); Ian Tervet (4th Officer); Jerry Nelson (Quillery); Ruby Mayo (Irene); Charmaine Rivers (Secretary); Nancy Lind (Main); Frank Morral (Weber); Ruth Harrer (Understudy for Irene) Asst. Stage Manager: Byron Ehle, Corinne Bellas; Electricians: Carol Rometech, Charles Hower; Costume Mistress: Harriet Hart; House Manager: Lou Todd; Asst. House Manager: Sally Yoder

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Robert Sherwood


Rod Alexander

Set Design

Richard J. Rasmussen

Costume Design

Jeannette Jackson

Props Design

Carol Bramhall, Sharol Rae Cannon

Sound Design

John Bailey

Stage Manager

Glinda Coombs

Image Caption

Stage of the Whitman Theatre, before opening of Robert E. Sherwood's "Idiot's Delight." Left (white shirt), Prof. Rod Alexander; on ladder, Prof. Richard J. Rasmussen

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