Peterpat (1965). Written by Enid Rudd
. Featuring songs by Walter Marks. Music arranged by Walter Marks. Directed by Joe Layton
. Longacre Theatre: 6 Jan 1965- 23 Jan 1965 (21 performances + 9 previews that began on 29 Dec 1964). Cast: Joan Hackett
(as "Pat"), Dick Shawn
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
I think of my relationship with any audience as a love affair. It lasts only a little while but I always look forward to a happy ending. For both of us.
The irony of his death on stage is that it went "unnoticed" because of Shawn's strict instructions to stage crews. He would tell all concerned that he was liable to do anything at any time, including pratfalls, and that they were not to react to this. At his last performance, it did not occur to anyone...