The Sorrows of Gin

The Sorrows of Gin

John Cheever, adapted by Wendy Wasserstein
Broadway Digital Archive
Directed by Jack Hofsiss

Sigourney Weaver and Edward Herrmann star as an affluent suburban couple whose empty and gin-fuelled lives are observed through the eyes of their neglected eight-year-old daughter, in John Cheever's tense and moving drama.

Contains strong language.

Production duration: 58 min 25 sec
Broadway Digital Archive

Cast & creative team


  • Kip Lawton
    Edward Herrmann
  • Amy Lawton
    Mara Hobel
  • Marcia Lawton
    Sigourney Weaver
  • Rosemary
    Eileen Heckart
  • Nancy Bearden
    Charlotte Moore
  • Beverly Trencher
    Holland Taylor
  • Trace Bearden
    John Harkins
  • Ruby
    Marcella Lowry
  • Mrs Henlein
    Rachel Roberts
  • New Girl
    Sally-Jane Heit
  • Carl
    William Prince


  • Jack Hofsiss
  • Ann Blumenthal
  • Peter Weinberg
  • John Wright Stevens
    Art Director
  • Julie Weiss
    Costume Designer
  • William Knight
    Lighting Designer
  • Jonathan Tunick
  • Joe Tubens, C.H.D.
    Hair Designs
  • Arlette Greenfield
  • Alan Shevlo
    Associate Director
  • Barbara Greenberg
    Production Manager
  • Charlene Harrington
    Stage Manager