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Jean Kerr & Eleanor Brooke

Performance Dates

February 26-27, 1960

Creative Team

Director - Mary Ann Anderson

Set Designer - Larry Kantner

Technical Director - Pat Lamb

Lighting - Marden Blackledge

Production Supervisor - Charles Dodrill


The play was originally conceived by Eleanor Brooke and was written as an exercise in the drama course at Catholic University in which she was a pupil of Walter Kerr, drama critic of the New York Herald Tribune. Her teacher encouraged her to rewrite the play, which she did several times, and she finally asked a fellow drama student Jean Kerr, wife of Mr. Kerr, to collaborate with her in the final revision.

The play opened on April 1, 1954, with Cloris Leachman, Jackie Cooper, and Donald Cook in starring roles, and closed on November 27 of the same year. Otterbein is very happy to present this modern comedy.


Acting | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History


College Theater, Otterbein University Theater, Drama

King of Hearts

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