The Cryptogram
A.R.T. Season
February 2, 1995

Set in 1959, the play follows a ten-year-old boy who tries to understand why his father has not arrived to pick him up for a fishing trip.  Unable to sleep, he discovers a letter telling him that his father is leaving the family.  In the course of the play, his mother Donny discovers that she is ill-equipped to comfort her haunted insomniac son or deal with her close family friend Del, who has facilitated her husband's infidelities.

Creative team
Written and directed by David Mamet
Set design by

John Lee Beautty

Costume design by Harriet Voyt
Lighting design by

Dennis Parichy

Cast
Del

Ed Begley Jr.

Donny Felicity Huffman
John

Shelton Dane

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Venue

55 Temple Street
Boston, MA