The Six Characters (from left to right) James Keach as the son, H.B. Barnum III as the boy, Claire Touchstone as the little girl, Julie Adams as the mother, Beverly Todd as the stepdaughter and Andy Griffith as the father face the viewer

Six Characters in Search of an Author

Luigi Pirandello
Broadway Digital Archive
Directed by Stacy Keach

As a group of actors prepare for a rehearsal, six mysterious strangers challenge the company with the proposition that their story is more interesting than the play at hand. As each character's story begins to unfold, fact and fiction both unravel as the director loses sight of what is acting and what is real.

Production duration: 1 hr 27 min
Broadway Digital Archive

Cast & creative team

Characters

  • Rudy
    Harold Oblong
  • The Ingenue
    Deborah Winters
  • The Juvenile
    Jeremy Foster
  • The Leading Man
    Laurence Hugo
  • Wilson
    Richard Marion
  • Larry
    Philip Epstein
  • The Weightlifter
    Reb Brown
  • The Director
    John Houseman
  • The Character Lady
    Pat Hitchcock
  • The Character Man
    Leon Charles
  • The Makeup Man
    Wil Albert
  • The Leading Lady
    Timothy Blake
  • The Father
    Andy Griffith
  • The Mother
    Julie Adams
  • The Stepdaughter
    Beverly Todd
  • The Son
    James Keach
  • The Boy
    H.B. Barnum III
  • The Little Girl
    Claire Touchstone
  • Madam Pace
    Pat Ast

Team

  • Stacy Keach
    Director
  • Norman Lloyd
    Producer
  • James Shanahan
    Art Director
  • Mary Ann Biddle
    Set Decorator
  • Tom Schamp
    Lighting Designer
  • Noel Taylor
  • Sam Christensen
    Casting
  • Melnick / Holstra
    Casting
  • Cal Slater
    Technical Director
  • Ken Dettling
    Lighting Director
  • Maurice Stein S.M.A.
    Make-Up
  • Janis Clark
    Hair Stylist