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Play List 1979
Date Title Production Information
January 10 HEARING SOLAR WINDS Director: David Hykes
January 11, 13, 14 CHILD YEAR CORPS PROJECT Director: Cecile Guidote
January 18 BOOK OF ETIQUETTE Playwright: William M. Hoffman
Director: John Vaccaro
Composer: John Braden
February 1 FUGUE IN A NURSERY Playwright: Harvey Fierstein
Director: Eric Concklin
Composer: Ada Janik
February 7 MAN AND ARTIFACT Company: Pupodrom Puppet Theatre from Austria
Director: Dietter Kaufman
February 9 THE DEAD CLASS Company: Cricot 2 Theatre Co-Poland
Director: Tadeusz Kantor
February 16 THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Company: Pan Asain Repertory
Playwright: Carlo Goldoni
Director: Tisa Chang
Composer: Simeon Westbrook
March 1 DARK TWIST Playwright: Jeff Weiss
Director: Jeff Weiss
Composer: James Sanchez Lopez
featuring: Nicky Paraiso
March 9 RE-ARRANGEMENTS Director: Joseph Chaiken
Composer: Peter Golub & Skip La Plante
March 30 THE BIRDS Playwright: Aristophanes
Director: Renos Mandis
Composer: William Schimmel
March 22 BOUND FEET / NIJINSKY Playwright: Winston Tong
Director: Winston Tong
April 5 A MORROCAN EVENING-INOSIS
Company: The Morrocan Berber Ballet
Director: Hassan Wakrim
April 6 3RD WORLD LITURGY Director: Cecile Guidote
April 6-8 SPIRAL COMPLEX Nation: Japan
Director: Minoru Hatanaka
April 7 INDONESIAN DANCE THEATRE Director: Wayan Diya
April 11 FRAGMENTS OF A GREEK TRAGEDY Director: Andrei Serban
Composer: Elizabeth Swados
April 12 PAINTING ON GLASS Playwright: Francoise Grund Khaznadar
April 19 BEOWULF, A PAGEANT Playwright: Ingrid Furlong
Director: Ingrid Furlong
Composer: Roger Bourland
April 19 CESC GELABERT Nation: Spain
Director: Cesc Gelabert
April 19, 20

THATS HOW THE RENT GETS PAID

Playwright: Jeff Weiss
Director: Jeff Weiss
Performed at Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 29 LA MAMA CETA TWITAS Nation: Istituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar
Director: Cecile Guidote
May 3 GOD'S FORGOTTEN Nation: Cape Town, South Africa
Playwright: Pieter-Dirk Uys
Director: Mavis Taylor
May 3 DREAMS OF A MISCHIEVOUS HEART SHIPWRECKED ON ILLUSION Company: Brazillian Dramatic Co.
Playwright: Ernesto de Albuguerque vieira Santos Filho
Director: Slo Kvenki
May 5 La MaMa Repertory Troupe opened with Andrei Serban's THE TRILOGY at the Jerusalem Spring Festival - 12 performances in 17 days
May 10 BUTTERFLY LOVE
Company: Zignali I Theatre
Director: Ching Yeh
Composer: Brooks Williams
a contemplation in motion
May 14 THE ELEPHANT IS DEAD Nation: Japan
Playwright: Kobo Abe
Director: Kobo Abe
An Exhibiton of Images
May 24 AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID Playwright: Jeff Weiss
Director: Jeff Weiss
May 28 POINT OF ORIGIN Company: The Veterans Ensemble Theatre Company
Playwright: Thomas Bird
May 31 GOD! ITS TOO LATE (Japan) Playwright: Yutaka Okada
Director: Yutaka Okada
Composer: Yukiko Amino
June 7 ELIZABETH I,
THE LOST LETTER
Company: Bulandra Theatre of Romania
Playwright: Paul Foster & Ion Caragiale
Director: Liviu Ciulei
June 11 THEATRE OF LATIN AMERICA
June 14 AND THE SOUL SHALL DANCE Company: Pan Asian Repertory
Playwright: Watako Yamauchi
Director: Tisa Chang
June 28 VULGAR LIVES Playwright: Rosalyn Drexler
Director: John Vaccaro
Composer: Richard Weinstock
July 13 ANG TATAY MONG KALBO Company: Phillipine Forum of New York, Inc & Ningas Magazine
Director: Cecile Guidote
July 16 La MaMa officially closed for the season
July 20 LOVE IS NOT FOR SALE Playwright: Renaldo Eugenio Ferrada
Director: Diogenes Grassal
a reading of a musical play
July 28, 29 Cooper Square Festival. All La MaMa theatres were used for dance, poetry reading and the presentation of two plays, SWEET SARA LOVE by Charles Fuller and THE TAKING OF MISS JANIE by Ed Bullins, directed by Thomas Murrin. La MaMa-CETA's LATIN RHYTHMS and La MaMa puppet show KEEP IT CLEAN were participants.
August THE ARCHITECT AND THE EMPEROR OF ASSYRIA represented La MaMa at Tarmina Festival in Sicily
October 6, 13 MUSIC AT LA MAMA SERIES Composer: David Hykes
October 8 MORROCAN NIGHT Director: Hassan Wakrim
October 10 AND THE SOUL SHALL DANCE
Company: Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Playwright: Wakako Yamauchi
Director: Tisa Chang
October 24 WIDOWS AND CHILDREN FIRST Playwright: Harvey Firestein
Director: Eric Concklin
October 27 RAT "VANEMUISE",
NAITLEJA-LAVASTAJA
Nation: Estonia
Director: Evald Hermakula
November 8 SEXY SAINT JAMES Playwright: Robert Sealy
Director: Fred Kolouch
Composer: Alan Lloyd
November 14 RECENT RUINS Playwright: Meredith Monk
Director: Meredith Monk
Composer: Meredith Monk
December 6 DRAWING ROOM TRAGEDY Playwright: Joseph Renard
Director: Joseph Renard
December 14 A PIECE OF MONOLOGUE Playwright: Samuel Beckett
December 26 THE MYSTIC PAPER BEASTS Playwright: Melisande Potter
Director: Melisande Potter
December 27 THE NUTCRACKER IN THE LAND OF NUTS Playwright: Ronald Tavel
Director: John Vaccaro
Composer: Simeon Westbrooke