New York Shakespeare Festival

Produced by JOSEPH PAPP



Book by Michael Weller
Lyrics by Michael Weller and Jim Steinman
Music by Jim Steinman
Directed by Kim Friedman

Setting by Miguel Romero
Lighting by Ian Caldedron
Choreography by Lindsay Ann Crouse
Musical Direction and Arrangements by Steve Margoshes

Associate Producer Bernard Gersten

Cast (in order of speaking)

MUSICIANS: Jim Steinman, piano; Steve Margoshes, piano and banjo; David Bradnum, guitar.

*Equity member appearing through the courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association.

Events in this play took place in Japan and Vietnam in 1968


  1. JAPAN one Zama Army Hospital, B. Ward
  2. VIETNAM two Parade grounds, Camp Sally
  3. three An off base hooch near Camp Sally
  4. four A clearing near the hooch
  5. five Major Dillon’s office, Camp Sally
  6. six Parade grounds, Camp Sally
  7. seven Major Dillon’s office
  8. eight Behind B Mess Hall, Camp Sally


  1. one Major Dillon’s office
  2. two Recreation grounds, Camp Sally
  3. three An outdoor stage, the resettlement hamlet
  4. four A clearing near the hamlet
  5. five Supply grounds, Camp Sally
  6. six Parade grounds, Camp Sally
  7. seven The resettlement hamlet, Main Street
  8. eight Parade grounds, Camp Sally

There will be a ten-minute intermission

SETH ALLEN (Luke, Gerald Moore) most recently appeared as Pontius Pilate in the Broadway production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” He is completeing a cycle in this production in that he was in the first anti-Vietnam war play, “Viet Rock.” An original member of the Open Theater and the La Mama Troupe, he won the Obie Award as Best Actor of the Year for his performance in “Futz.” In London he originated the role of Mike in the Royal Court production of Michael Weller’s “Cancer.” He directed the La Mama productions of Adrienne Kennedy’s “A Rat’s Mass,” Sam Shepard’s “Melodrama Play” and Ed Bullins’ “Street Sounds.” A writer, his first play, “Sissy” was a recent off-off-Broadway success, and his new play, “Blonde Roots,” a musical, will be produced later this season. His films include “Alice’s Restaurant,” “Catch-22” and “Futz.” He will soon be seen opposite Diana Sands in the film “Honeybaby” and in the John Cassevetes TV pilot, “Nightside.” He is a member of the Nichiren Shoshu Academy. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

LUIS AVALOS (Costucci, Lient. Maddox) was born in Havana Cuba. He is a regular with The Electric Company and a member of the Lincoln Center Repertory Company. Mr. Avalos is featured in the soon to be released film “Badge 373” and has won two International Advertersing Awards for his performance in Dr. Pepper commercials. He is a graduate of the N.Y.U. School of the Arts.

RICHARD CASPER (Spookie) recently appeared in “Much Ado About Nothing” on Broadway and on television, and understudied the role of Claudio. Equally at home acting, singing or dancing, his recent credits include Dick in “Dames at Sea” and “1776” with William Daniels and Howard da Silva. Richard is a graduate of Northwestern University.

LEATA GALLOWAY (Nin Hua) was recently seen in “The Trials of Oz” and “Ms. Nefretiti Regrets” at La Mama. She made her Broadway debut as an original cast member of “Hair” and played in the musical for two and a half years. More recently Leata has appeared on Broadway in “Dude” and last season’s production of “Soon.” Her off-Broadway appearances include roles in “Iphigenia” at the New York Shakespeare Festival as well as the London production at the Young Vic. She made her film debut in “Cotton Comes to Harlem” and has played nightclubs, made commercials and appeared on the Carson, Griffin, Frost and Soul Shows. Miss Galloway has a five octave voice range and her friends call her “The Star.”

BAXTER HARRIS (Major Dillon) was seen in “American Hurrah,” “The Serpent” and “Ubu Cocu” with the Open Theater. He appeared in “The Wicked Women Review” for the West Beth Feminist Playwright’s Collective and in Douglas Turner Ward’s “The Reckoning.” Mr. Harris was born in Columbus, Kansas, the home of the largest ball of string in the world.

MARY BETH HURT (Uncle Remus, Nurse) is a graduate of the N.Y.U. School of the Arts. She spent last year in England where she worked at the Questor’s Theatre as Mrs. Phineas in “Happy Haven” and appeared in “The Rymers of Eldritch” at the Dundalk, Ireland, Drama Festival. She returned to New York in September and appeared in Michael Weller’s “Tira” at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.

GRAHAM JARVIS (Doctor, Sgt. Price) is a veteran of many different areas of theatrical activity. He was a member of the original Lincoln Center Repertory when it was at Washington Square and also appeared off-Broadway in “Eh,” “The Trials of Oz” and Elaine May’s “Adaptation” in which he created the role of the Grandmaster. Ove the years he has appeared in many television shows, including “All in the Family” and at present can be seen in several commercials. His Broadway appearances include “Orpheus Descending,” “The Best Man,” “The Investigation” and Peter Ustinov’s “Halfway Up the Tree,” among others. He has in recent years appeared in a dozen movies, some of which are “The Out-of-Towners,” “A New Leaf,” “Cold Turkey,” “The Traveling Executioner” and “What’s Up, Doc?”

BARRY KEATING (Brown, Father Doland) has directed “Woyzeck,” “Good Woman of Setzuan,” and “Seven Deadly Sins” for the Stone Theater Repertory in Westernn, Mass. He directed the original production of Jim Steinman’s “Dream Engine” at Amherst College as an independent study thesis. In 1972 Mr. Keating acted with People and Players Theater in Boston. He attended N.Y.U. School of the Arts.

TOM LEO (Owlsy, Nathan, Joe) spent two years with the Off Center Theatre, a children’s repertory group. He appeared in “The Wicked Woman Revue” for the Westbeth Playwright’s Collective.

MEAT LOAF (Rabbit) was born in Dallas, Texas, and attended North Texas State University. His first Broadway appearance was in “Hair” and most recently in the off-Broadway production of “Rainbow.” In 1971 he had two singles and one album on the national record charts on Motown label. If you care to, you may go immediatly after this performance to the Cafe La Mama on 4th street and see him in the Paul Foster production of “Silver Queen.”

KIM MILFORD (Trout, Wiley) stopped having birthdays awhile ago but at the tender age of sixteen he came to New York City on a school vacation and was sitting in a restaurant (a la Lana Turner) and got a Broadway choreographer asked him to audition for a show. He got the part and opened at the Palace Theater in “Henry, Sweet Henry.” The next year included living with the Judy Garland family, a trip around the world and other nonsense. Next he played the parts of Woof and Claude in “Hair” on Broadway right after it opened, and played the part of Sebastian in “Your Own Thing” off-Broadway and left the city to play the Courier in the national company of “1776”. He came back to te Big Apple to play the angel Tommy regularly on CBS “Secret Storm” tele-series, then graduated to playing the son of God in the national tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar” then switched to the role of Judas when the tour played the Kennedy Center last July. He left the tour when Jeff Beck spotted him and asked him to be his new lead singer. He toured with Beck and wound up in L.A. where he won critical acclaim in the Los Angeles production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.” Kim figures he must be least 86 by now.

JOSH MOSTEL (Eastacre, Sugar, Nathan) was born on the shortest day of the year in 1946. When he was 12 years ikd e got his first professional job, appearing with the boy’s chorus of the New York Metropolitian Opera Company in “Carmen,” “La Gioconda,” and “Boris Gudonov.” His voice then changed and he was unemployed for 10 years. Josh generally answers P-K4 with the Center Counter game.

KATHLEEN TOLAN (Fiona) is a member of Andre Gregory’s Manhattan Project.

DENNIS BIRCHALL (Spookie) was born in Lincoln, R.I. and earned a B.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Rhode Island. He was a soloist with the State Ballet of Rhode Island for several years before moving to New York. He is currently a member of the Young American Dance Company. He is equally comfortable as an actor and singer.

MICHAEL WELLER (Playwright) attended Stockbridge School. He has a B.A. in music composition from Brandeis Univercity and he received a diploma in playwriting from Manchester University in England. Mr. Weller has resided in London for the past seven years, and most of his plays have been produced in Europe. Last season “Moonchildren” was presented on Broadway and “Now There’s Just the Three of Us” was presented at the Chelsea Theatre Center.

JIM STEINMAN (Composer, Lyricist, Pianist) has played in a gaggle of rock and roll bands and has written book, music and lyrics for a rock theatre spectacle called “Dream Engine” which Joseph Papp has under option for production next season. The work was written for David Bowie and Bowie will hopefully star in it. Jim loves the music of Wagner and The Beach Boys more than any other kind.

KIM FRIEDMAN (Director) was born in Atlantic City. She has studied with Robert Rabinowitz, worked with Mel Shapiro and John Guare on “Two Gentlemen of Verona” and was fed in New York by Herb and Dolores Danska. In New York she has directed “Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner” and “The Wicked Woman Revue.”

MIGUEL ROMERO (Set Designer) assisted New York Shakespeare Festival designer Ming Cho Lee last summer at the Delacorte Theater. He studied under Oliver Smith at N.Y.U. where he recently designed Machiavelli’s “Mandragola” directed by Carl Weber.

IAN CALDERON (Lighting Designer) received a Tony Nomination this season as lighting designer of Jason Miller’s Tony-Award-winning play “That Championship Season,” and also designed the lighting for “Sticks and Bones,” which won the Tony Award last year. His other work for the Shakespeare Festival includes “Subject to Fits,” “Underground,” “Slaughterhouse Play,” “The Corner” and the recent production of “The Cherry Orchard.” He designed the R.F.K. Theater’s “Ballet Brave” on Broadway, “The Moondreamers” off-Broadway, some twenty productions for Cafe La Mama and he has also done concert lighting for Duke Ellingtn, Odetta and Dizzy Gillespie. Mr. Calderon is a graduate of Hunter College, where he studied with Charles Elson and while at Yale designed the American premier of Ionesco’a “Macbeth.”

LINDSAY ANN CROUSE (Choreographer) joined the New York Shakespeare Festival for the Broadway production of “Much Ado About Nothing.” This is her first project at the Public Theater. She likes it here.

STEVE MARGOSHES (Musical Director and Arranger) is a graduate of Julliard School of Music where he studied piano and composition. He is the founder of the Hamilton Face Band, a rock group he composed songs for and traveled with. More recently he was Music Director and Arranger for James Rado’s “Rainbow.”

Staff for “More Than You Deserve”


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