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"CAPTAIN BRASSBOUND'S CONVERSION" opened April 17th, 1972 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City and closed after only 16 performances.)
The play starred INGRID BERGMAN and PERNELL ROBERTS
and featured ERIC BERRY, JAY GARNER, LEO LEYDEN, RICHARD COX, JACK DAVIDSON, ZITO KOZAN, LOUIS GUSS, LLOYD HOLLAR, DENNIS TATE, YUSEF BULOS, BEN MASTERS and GEOFF GARLAND

Book by BERNARD SHAW
Sets designed by MICHAEL ANNALS
Costumes designed by SARA BROOK
Lights designed by WILLIAM H. BATCHELDER
Directed by STEPHEN PORTER
Produced by ROGER L. STEVENS and ARTHUR CANTOR by arrangement with H. M. TENNENT LTD.

Like all of George Bernard Shaw’s comedies, Captain Brassbound’s Conversion has a message: The play explores the relationship between the law, justice, revenge and forgiveness. It provided a perfect role for the movie star Ingrid Bergman, as an English tourist in Morocco, and for Pernell Roberts (of TV’s Bonanza) as the pirate she hires as a guide to lead her to a castle in the desert.

The set (by Michael Annals) represents the exterior of a house in Morocco in Acts I & III, and the castle in the desert in Act II. It was a unit set that shifted to make the scene change. Everything was desert brown. Even the 40 foot high full surround cyclorama was a mottled brown with some purple and blended into the floor cloth. Each Act takes place at a different time of day: Act I, Sunset to night, Act II, high noon, Act III, morning.