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Playwright

Thomas Heggen & Joshua Logan

Performance Dates

October 24-26, 1963

Creative Team

Director - Charles Dodrill

Settings and Lighting - Fred Thayer

Synopsis

Mister Roberts takes place on a U.S. cargo ship that supplies the troops in the Pacific during the final months of World War II. Life on board is monotonous and tedious, and the men are frustrated and bored. They hate the tyrannical captain but feel great affection for Mr. Roberts, one of the officers. The play is mainly about Roberts's attempts to get transferred to combat duty, his relationship with his men, and his conflict with the captain. It also abounds in comic incidents, many of which originated from Heggen's real experiences aboard the USS Virgo (AKA-20), on which he served as a lieutenant from 1944 to 1945.

Disciplines

Acting | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

College Theater, Otterbein University Theater, Drama

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