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Summer and Smoke


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by Tennessee Williams
A Play of the Month presentation.
Starring Lee Remick as Alma
with David Hedison as John Buchanan, Betsy Blair as Mrs. Winemiller, Barry Morse as Rev. Winemiller.

Alma's name means 'Soul' in Spanish, but she's been in love with the boy next door for as long as they can remember and his love affairs have precious little to do with 'soul.'
(Cover story: page 11)


Author: Tennessee Williams
Music arranged and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Costumes: Joyce Hammond
Script Editor: Rosemary Hill
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Alvin Rakoff
Alma: Lee Remick
John Buchanan: David Hedison
Mrs Winemiller: Betsy Blair
Rev Winemiller: Barry Morse
Alma, as a child: Wendy Miller
John, as a child: Bruce Clark
Pearl: Catherine Crewe
Jessie: Pat Starr
Dr Buchanan: Bruce Boa
Dusty: Craig Israel
Vernon: Sean Hewitt
Nellie Ewell: Lynne Frederick
Roger Doremus: David Cargill
Mrs Bassett: Tucker McGuire
Rosemary: Sarah Marshall
Rosa Gonzales: Francoise Pascal
Papa Gonzales: George Margo
Mr Kramer: Richard Pendry

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