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Play List 1966
Date/ Opened Show Name Details
January 1 MISS NEFERTITI REGRETS

Playwright: Tom Eyen
Director: Tom Eyen
Composer: Ilene Berson & Tom Eyen

January 9 RUTH YORCK (reading) Playwright: Ruth Yorck
Director: Walter Brown
January 11 SOON JACK NOVEMBER Playwright: Sharon Thie
Director: John Coe
January 26 BACKDROP
& TEN POUNDS OF GROUND
Playwright: Susan Sherman
Director: Susan Sherman & Peter Levin
February 2 WHO PUT THE BLOOD ON MY LONG STEMMED ROSE & ENACTMENT Playwright: Mary Mitchell
Director: Ed Setrakian & Jordan Charney
Composer: Gary Friedman & Noah Howard
February 9

LULLABY FOR A DYING MAN

Playwright: Ruth Landshoff Yorck
Director: Walter Leyden Brown
This was our first "Ruth Yorck Memorial Show." Ruth died of a heart attack in the lobby of the Broadway Theatre during a matinee of Peter Brook's production of Marat/Sade. She died in Ellen Stewart's arms crying out, "OMM!" Ellen ran into the theatre shouting for a doctor. The audience thought she was part of the play. Ruth was related to the Fischer Verlag publishing house in Frankfurt, Germany. She was responsible for our first publications of plays in Germany, and, in fact, the world. The first La MaMa play published was HURRAH FOR THE BRIDGE by Paul Foster.
February 10 THE MAGICIANS
& THE REUNION
Playwright: Merrill Williams & Michael Mathais
Director: James E. Dwyer & Walter Sanchez
February 10 MACBEE Playwright: George Harris
Director: George Harris
Composer: Walter Harris
February 16 THE DUMB DANCER Playwright: Asif Currimbhoy
Director: Ned Bobkoff
Composer: Harold Schram
February 23 THE MAGIC REALISTS Playwright: Megan Terry
Director: Tom Bissinger
March 2 LOVE ME OR I'LL KILL YOU Playwright: Daniel Haben Clark
Director: Phoebe Wray
March 9 - 17

BIRDBATH,
WAR,
THIS IS THE RILL SPEAKING,
CHICAGO,
THE RECLUSE
& THANK YOU MISS VICTORIA

Tom O' Horgan and the La MaMa and the La MaMa Troupe returned from their long stay in Europe and now presented on the La MaMa Stage the plays they presented in Europe.

Ted Mann then produced these six plays at the Martinique Theatre.

March 9 BIRDBATH
& WAR
Playwright: Leonard Melfi & Jean Claude Van Itallie
Director: Tom O'Horgan
Composer: Tom O'Horgan
Ted Mann produced this at the Martinique Theatre
March 13 THIS IS THE RILL SPEAKING
& CHICAGO
Playwright: Lanford Wilson & Sam Shepard
Director: Tom O'Horgan
Composer: Tom O'Horgan
Ted Mann produced this at the Martinique Theatre
March 17 THE RECLUSE
& THANK YOU MISS VICTORIA
Playwright: Paul Foster & William Hoffman
Director: Tom O'Horgan
Composer: Tom O'Horgan
Ted Mann produced this at the Martinique Theatre
March 23 THE NEXT THING Company: The Open Theatre
Playwright: Michael Smith
Director: Jacques Levy
March 30 THE TRIAL OF JUDITH MALINA AND JULIAN BECK Company: The Open Theatre
Director: Tom Bissinger
April 5 MISS NEFERTITI REGRETS Playwright: Tom Eyen
Director: Tom Eyen
Composer: Ilene Berson & Tom Eyen
April 20 THE FAMILY JOKE Playwright: David Starkweather
Director: Joseph Hamer
April 27 THREE CLOWNS
& COMINGS AND GOINGS
Company: The Open Theatre
Playwright: Megan Terry & Bertolt Brecht
Director: Peter Feldman & Joe Chaiken
May 4 THE HUNGRY ONES Playwright: Asif Currimbhoy
Director: John A. Coe
May 11 NERO'S GAME,
THE VICTIM
& AFTER DINNER
Playwright: Louis Galterio, Peter Luce & Louis Galterio
Director: Peter Simon
May 18 VIET ROCK Playwright: Megan Terry
Director: Peter Feldman, Joe Chaikin, Megan Terry
May 21 THERE IS A METHOD TO THEIR MADNESS Company: The Eldorado Players
Playwright: George Harris
May 25 VIET ROCK Playwright: Megan Terry
Director: Peter Feldman, Joe Chaikin, Megan Terry
June 1 OPEN SEASON ON BUTTERFLIES Playwright: Louis Ackerman
Director: Jeffrey Bennett
June 6 THUNDERBIRDS Company: American Indian Dance Company
Director: Louis Mafsic
June 9 OPEN SEASON ON BUTTERFLIES Playwright: Louis Ackerman
Director: Jeffrey Bennett
June 15 DISCIPLE OF THE INSANE
& PUMP: A HAPPENING
Playwright: Kai Cheng & Joseph Schlichter
Director: James Albright & Joseph Schlichter
June 29 POTSY Playwright: Lee Baxendahl
Director: John Chace
July 6 WINDOW Playwright: Jean Reavy
Director: Tom O'Horgan
July 13 THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH Playwright: Lanford Wilson
Director: Lanford Wilson
This play then moved to the Cherry Lane Theatre
July 27 THE MADONNA IN THE ORCHARD Playwright: Paul Foster
Director: Tom O'Horgan
Composer: Tom O'Horgan
August 3 PICNIC ON THE BATTLEFIELD Playwright: Fernando Arrabal
Director: Glen Nielsen
August 10 WHY TUESDAY NEVER HAS A BLUE MONDAY Playwright: Robert Heide
Director: Ron Link
Composer: Elliot Kaplan
August 17 ISLAND INFINITY: A TRIBUTE TO FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA ON THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH Playwright: Nelly Vivas
Director: Nelly Vivas
Composer: Robert J. Sacker
August 24 AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID Playwright: Jeff Weiss
Director: Ricardo Martinez
August 31 THERE'S THE WRONG NUMBER OF TEETH Playwright: Saul Paul Sirago
Director: Saul Paul Sirago
September 7 MEDITATIONS & FLASHBACK Playwright: Michael Goldman
Director: Ron Link
September 14 AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID Playwright: Jeff Weiss
Director: Ricardo Martinez
September 21 SOMETIMES JAM TODAY
(Moved to the Bowery Lane Theatre)
Playwright: Story Talbot
Director: Edward Setrakian
September 28 MOTHER WAS SOBER
AND IT WAS SO MUCH FUN
& THE RESSURRECTION OF
PHILLIP JEROME MICHAEL
Playwright: Edward Setrakian
Director: Edward Setrakian
October 5 AUTOBIOGRAPHY & HOT FISH (with: The La MaMa Troupe) Playwright: Robert Hart
Director: Tom O'Horgan
October 12 - November 9   From October 12 until November 9, La MaMa was dark. Equity demanded we pay actors a full salary which was impossible to do. This resulted in the Actor's Equity " Coffeehouse Code", and we paid actors $30.00 each per week.
October

La MaMa Europen Tour #2

The La MaMa Troupe, under the direction of Tom O' Horgan, made their second European tour. The plays were CHICAGO by Sam Shepard, THIS IS THE RILL SPEAKING by Lanford Wilson, AMERICA HURRAH by Jean Claude Van Itallie, and TATOO PARLOR by Tom Le Bar. They played in Stockhom, Zagreb and Nottingham. The players were: Kevin O' Connor, Victora Lipari, Marie-Claire Charba, Jaque Lynn Colton, Marilyn Roberts, Katena Mandas, Tom O' Horgan and Paul Foster. They filmed BOXIGANGA in Denmark and returned to New York in early December.
November 9 THE CONTESTANTS Playwright: Bruce Kessler
Director: Wilson Lehr
December 7 GIVE MY REGARDS OF OFF OFF BROADWAY Playwright: Tom Eyen
Director: Ron Link
Composer: Walter Harris
December 12 LOS MIMOS EXPERIMENTALES
(with: Los Grillos Company - Peru)
Playwright: Sara Elotilde Joffre
December 21 THE HESSIAN CORPORAL
(with: the La MaMa Troupe)
Playwright: Paul Foster
Director: Tom O'Horgan
Composer: Tom O'Horgan
December 26 LOS MIMOS EXPERIMENTALES
(with: Los Grillos Company - Peru)
Playwright: Sara Elotilde Joffree
December THE HESSIAN CORPORAL
(with: the La MaMa Troupe)
Playwright: Paul Foster
Director: Tom O'Horgan
Composer: Tom O'Horgan


Admission: $1.00