Old Acquaintance

Old Acquaintance
Theatre: American Airlines
Status: Closed
(June 01, 2007 - August 19, 2007 )
  • Preview: June 1, 2007
  • Open: June 28, 2007
  • Close: August 19, 2007
Play - Revival
Running Time: 2hrs 10mins

“Old Acquaintance” is about two childhood friends who have grown into very different adults. Though they are both successful authors, independent Katharine “Kit” Markham carries on an affair with a younger man while divorcee Mildred “Milly” Drake refuses to loosen the apron-strings on her teenage daughter, Deirdre. But when Deirdre’s struggles to become more like her idol Kit have far-reaching consequences, the two women who thought they were growing apart may have much more in common than they’d like to admit.

For The Record:

“Old Acquaintance” opened on Dec 23, 1940 at the Morosco under the auspices of Dwight Deere Wiman.  Auriol Lee directed a cast which starred Jane Cowl & Peggy Wood.  In 1943, a film starring Bette Davis & Miriam Hopkins and directed by Vincent Sherman was released by Warner Bros. 

Total Gross: $1,809,462
Average Weekly Gross: $150,789
Total Attendance: 42,829
Average Weekly Attendance: 63%

Staff & Creative Team

Advertising Representative:

Eliran Murphy Group

Press Agent:


Production Stage Manager:

Roy Harris


Michael Wilson


Alexander Dodge


David C Woolard


Rui Rita


Katherine Markham 06/01/2007 - 08/19/2007
Mildred Watson Drake 06/01/2007 - 08/19/2007
Preston Drake 06/01/2007 - 08/19/2007
Deirdre Drake 06/01/2007 - 08/19/2007
Rudd Kendall 06/01/2007 - 08/19/2007
Susan 06/01/2007 - 08/19/2007
Karina 06/01/2007 - 08/19/2007