Am I Blue (play)

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Am I Blue
Written by Beth Henley
Characters John Polk Richards
Ashbe Williams
The Barker
The Bum
The Hippie (Clareece)
The Whore
Date premiered 1974
Original language English
Genre Comedy

Am I Blue is a play by Beth Henley and was written in 1972 and first performed in 1974 at Southern Methodist University. It would have its Off-Broadway premiere on January 10, 1982 at the Circle Repertory Company, in a night of plays called Conflunece (also featuring Conflunce by John Bishop and Thymus Vulgaris by Lanford Wilson).


A bar, the street, the living room of a run down apartment, Fall, 1968


The original production in 1974 at Southern Methodist University starred John Tillotson and Marci Glaser.

It premiered at the Circle Repertory Company on January 10, 1982. The show was directed by Stuart White, set design by Bob Phillips, costumes by Joan E. Weiss, lighting design by Mal Sturchio, and sound by Chuck London and Stewart Werner. The cast starred Jeff McCracken (John Polk Richards), June Stein (Ashbe Williams), Pearl Shear (Hilda), Jimmy Ray Weeks (The Barker), Edward Seamon (The Bum), Ellen Conway (The Hippee), and Katherine Cortez (The Whore).

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