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Broadway Actor To Play Lead In Southern Players Production
Broadway Actor To Play Lead In Southern Players Production
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TitleBroadway Actor To Play Lead In Southern Players Production
AuthorDaily Egyptian
DescriptionThe Southern Players will open the 1962-63 drama season with a production of "Marseille, " featuring Broadway and television actor Frederick O'Neal.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1962 September 21
Volume44
Issue1
Page(s)10
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
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TranscriptBroadway Actor To Play Lead In Southern Players Production

The Southern Players will open the 1962-63 drama season with a production of "Marseille, " featuring Broadway and television actor Frederick O'Neal.
The play is an adaptation by Sidney Howard of Maurice Pagnol's "Marius, " which was recently produced on Broadway as a musical comedy entitled "Fanny."
O'Neal a stage veteran of 37 years, more recently is known to the nation's television viewers as Patrolman Wallace on the "Car 54, Where Are You?" series. Theatergoers will remember him for his major roles in "Anna Lucasta, ""Lost In The Stars, " and other Broadway productions.
The 52-year-old actor studied at the New Theater School of the American Theater Wing and founded the American Negro Theater in New York in 1940. He is vice-president of Actor's Equity Association, a theatrical union.
O'Neal will be a visiting professor of theater this year and will conduct a graduate seminar. He is replacing Archibald McLeod, the theater department chairman, who is on leave as a Fuibright lecturer in India during this school year.
Directing the eight performances of "Marseille" will he Moredecai Gorelik, research professor in the theater department. The play opens October 26.
Four other plays will be offered by the Players.
"Shepherd of the Hills, " Charlotte McLeod's adaptation of a Harold Bell Wright novel, will open November 30. It will be directed by Charles Zoeckler, associate professor.
This play will be presented by the Players in 30 Illinois communities October 16 to November 24 during their annual road tour.
The third presentation will be Luigi Pirandello's "Right You Are, " which will be directed by Christian Moe, assistant professor. It opens February 1.
Mrs. Eelin Harrison, costume designer for the theater department will direct her first play here when the Players offer "Raisin in the Sun, " written by Lorraine Hansberry. The curtain opens on April 12.
Closing the 1962-63 season, the Players will perform "Look Homeward Angel, " Ketti Fring's Pulltizer prize winning adaptation of Thomas Wolfe's novel. It will be directed by Sherwin Abrams, associate professor.
Season tickets are on sale for $3.50. Single admissions are $1.25.


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