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Broadway Theatre Archive
Actors: Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Ruth White, Tom Carlin
Director: Don Richardson
Genres: Comedy, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
Husband and wife Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson star as a 38-year-old truck driver and a weary cigarette girl from a nightclub who elope and discover they know very little about each other in this bittersweet 1954 Broadway c... more »
A Broadway Treasure!
Sylviastel | 09/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I liked Lullaby but I would loved it in color. But watching Ruth White at 46 years old play the overbearing mother-in-law and mother to Eli Wallach and his real-life wife Anne Jackson is quite entertaining. I work in Ruth's hometown of Perth Amboy, New Jersey and I ordered Lullaby to give away as Christmas presents because even though Ruth died prematurely at 55 years old in 1969. This is one of her best performances! If you like watching a real-life married couple like Eli and Anne. Remember they have been married at least 50 years and in this business, that is quite an accomplishment for this New York acting couple. Sadly, Ruth never married nor had any children. Acting was her life. She postponed her career to care for her aging parents. Ruth was special that way! By her thirties, she returned to acting in New York City and on Broadway but always came home to Perth Amboy, New Jersey. If you like Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach, you will love seeing them together in their younger days. If you like the overbearing mother-in-law in this production, you will love Ruth White's performance."
A mama's boy elopes!
Rizzo | Denver, CO | 05/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What an amusing, funny and memorable theatre play. The 1954 stage performance is verteran and married actors, Eli Wallach as Johnny, a 38-year old mama's boy and his new wife, Eadie, who works as a cigarette girl in a Gay Paree nightclub where she met Johnny. Ruth White, a brilliant actor plays the role of the overbearing, domineering mama. See White with her tenderness in the human spirit when she saves and talks to a dolphin in Let Me Hear You Whisper (Broadway Theatre Archive). To watch Eli Wallach play the nervous, mama's boy is a gem of theatre!
The settings take place in the train from New York, honeymoon hotel room, and Mother Horton's home. Other than the 3 main characters, an equally funny storyline involves the flirty and curious bellboy of the hotel.
Johnny has dated Eadie only three times previous to their elopement. They got married not knowing each other, and Johnny struggles in his quest to break away from his mother's control. When they move into her home, it gets more crazy.
One of the funniest theatre plays I have seen in a long time.. The 5-act play runs an hour and 30 minutes. See it, you will enjoy it!.....Rizzo