Seize the Day

Playwrights: Saul Bellow and Mary Otis

Director: Herbert Berghof

Cast: Charles Nelson Reilly, Walt Witcover, Alexander Scourby, David Hurst, Carol Pearce, George Mathews, Lou Gilbert, Brooks Rodgers, Ling Chang, Jeremy Stevens, Tom Johnston, Oliver Berg, Marlene Mancini, Don Berry, Elizabeth Dillon, Michael Corder, Shirley Bodtke, Kathryn Scott, William Hickey and Uta Hagen

Lighting Designer: Tony Quintacalla Production Manager: Henri Caubisens Assistants to Herbert Berghof: Marlene Mancini and Edith Emmet House Manager: John Matthiessen

Seize the Day was performed in February of the years 1967-1968.


This is a play about a man with a corrupt life of balancing the difficulties of money and women trouble. He seeks advice from his father which leads to disappointment being that he wanted to hear advice different from what he was just hearing. He’s in a tough predicament which results in unhappiness and drug use.