by Mark Medoff


The primary characters are a troubled couple caught in an old dark house trapped by a snowstorm. They hear voices, a ball bounces down a stairway, and ghosts may or may not be in attendance. I recall a plot twist at play’s end indicating that the two are actually the ghosts, having been killed in an automobile accident prior to their appearance at the house. Voices featured Julie Harris, a national treasure, and Richard Kiley some seven years after his success in jousting at Broadway windmills.



Opening & Closing Dates
Type & Version
Apr 3, 1972 – Apr 8, 1972
Play / Original
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NY, USA


Opening Night Cast


Julie Harris Claire
Richard Kiley Robert
Lisa Essary Jessica
Scott Firestone John
Patricia Wheel Mother


Opening Night Production Crew


Produced by Jerry Schlossberg, Jerry Hammer and Adela Holzer


Written by Richard Lortz; Original music by Peggy Stuart Coolidge


Directed by Gilbert Cates


Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Hair Design by Ted Azar; Sound Design by Teiji Ito; Make-Up Design by Ted Azar


General Manager: Leonard A. Mulhern and George Thorn; Associate Gen. Mgr: David Relyea


Production Stage Manager: Martin Gold; Stage Manager: Jean Weigel


Production Associate: Seymour Gendal; General Press Representative: Gifford / Wallace, Inc.; Press Representative: Michael Gifford; Miss Harris’ Mink Coat by Jay Furs; Casting: Howard Feuer; Advertising: Willson / Frissora, Inc.

External Links


Voices @ IBDB Internet Broadway Database


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