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Murderous Angels

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Conor Cruise O'Brien 

  • Synopsis

    Based on the author's experiences with the United Nations force in Katanga, the play depicts political events in Congo involving Dag Hammarskjoeld, Secretary General of the UN, who, it is alleged, connived in the murder of Congolese premiere Patrice Lumumba.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    1970

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Mark Taper Forum

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    First performed in Ireland at the Gaiety Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, 1971. Directed by Laurence Bourne.

Original Cast  
Mrs. Agnes Sprule Gwen Arner
U.S. Ambassador Paul Ballantyne
British Consul Paul Ballantyne
Rose Rose Barbara Colby
Moise Tshombe Robert DoQui
Embassy Secretary David Dukes
James Bonham Richard Easton
Col. Alcibiade Zbyre Bruce Gordon
Patrice Lumumba Lou Gossett
Mr. Calvin Gilbert Green
Rajat Asdal Gilbert Green
Soviet Ambassador Ben Hammer
Father Boniface Herbert Jefferson Jr.
Godefroid Munongo Sam Laws
Roger Gheyssels William Lucking
Baron D'Auge Robert Pastene
Mr. Ainsworth Joseph Ruskin
Diallo Diop George Stanford Brown
Monsignor Polycarpe Tom Toner
Dag Hammarskjold George Voscovec
Pauline Lumumba Ula Walker
Sir Henry Large-White Byron Webster
Viscount Tamworth Ian Wolfe
Production Team  
Director Gordon Davidson
Film by Sterling Johnson
Settings by Peter Wexler
Lighting Gilbert V. Hemsley Jr.
Costumes Lewis Brown
Sound Pia Gilbert

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