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Contents Production notes and credits............... Introduction.................. Candles to the Sun........... Notes......................... The action of the play takes place in a mining camp in the Red Hill section of Alabama and covers a period of about ten years. Characters in this reading text: BRAM HESTER FERN LUKE JOEL STAR BIRMINGHAM RED TIM ADAMS MRS. ABBEY SEAN O'CONNOR ETHEL SUNTER MISS SIMPSON TERRORISTS MINERS MINERS' WIVE Candles to the Sun, by Thomas Lanier Williams, was first produced on March 18th and 20th 1937 by The Mummers of St. Louis, directed by Williard H. Holland, with the following cast: Bram Pilcher Wesley Gore Hester Genevieve Albers Star Jane Garrett Joel (as a boy) Donald Smith Mary Wallace Jean Fischer Tim Adams Al Hohengarten Fern Viola Perle Luke (as a boy) Lewis Turner Mrs. Abbey Mae Novotny Ethel Sunter Mary Hoehnberger Luke Sam Halley, Jr. Birmingham Red Willard Holland Joel Gene Durnin Whitey Sunter Fred Birkicht Sean O'Conner Frank Novotny 1st Miner Leland Brewer 2nd Miner Ralph Johanning 3rd Miner George Drosten Terrorist Leader Joseph Giarraffa Miner's Wives Lucile Williamson, Ann Bono, Irene Wisdom, Lillian Byrd Other Miners, Women and a Gang of Terrorists INTRODUCTION [to come]
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Strikes and lockouts Drama, Poor families Drama, Labor unions Drama, Coal miners Drama, Alabama Drama