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Play List 1983
Date Title Production Information
January 1 AN EVENING AN AFTERNOON
(A new one-man musical)
Playwright: Tad Truesdale
Director: Tad Truesdale
Composer: J. Hamilton Grandison
January 11 THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD or HOW NOT TO DO IT AGAIN Playwright: Jean Claude van Italie (A new play from translations of Tibetian texts.)
Director: Assurbanipal Babilla
Composer: Steve Gorn
January 19 FANTASIES OF PUSHKIN Company: Saint Petersburg Players
Nationality: Russian
Playwright: Edward Staroselsky
Director: Edward Staroselsky
January 27 RESIDENT ALIEN Company: The Attic Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Nationality: France
Playwright: Marianne Marcellin
Director: Katherine Adamov
Composer: Guy Klucevsek
February 3 THE AMERICAN MYSTERIES (Creation) Playwright: Matthew Maguire
Director: Matthew Maguire
Composer: Glenn Branca, Vito Ricci (with Rashid Ali) and Clodagh Simonds (With piano treatment by Brian Eno)
February 12 THE TOOTH OF CRIME Company: La MaMa & Syracuse Stage
Playwright: Sam Shepard
Director: George Ferencz
Composer: Sam Shepard
February 16 LETS START A MAGAZINE Company: A Hard Werken Netherlands Association
Nationality: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Based on e.e. cummings poems
March 3 & 4 NEW MUSIC AT LA MAMA Playwright: Jeffrey Lohn
Director: Jeffrey Lohn
Composer: David Friedman, Barbara Jazinski, James Irsay, Rocco diPietro, Suzanne de Montigny's and Amy Reich
March 11

WORLD THEATRE DAY CELEBRATION

A GLIMPSE OF AFRICA
Choreography: C.K. Ganyo
Director: Jerry Gathsmah
Odomankoma Kyerema Cultural Troupe - International Children's Theatre Ghana, West Africa

A 3RD WORLD CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
Rituals & Folk Arts Tarditions from Asia, Africa, North & South America - Staged by Cecile Guidote Alvarez

Company: La MaMa TWITAS & ITI w/ Art Safari, Inc.
April 1 BARNUM'S LAST LIFE Company: STEPA
Playwright: Richard Ploetz
Director: Paul Lazarus
April 1 HOT LUNCH APOSTLES Company: The Talking Band
Playwright: Sidney Goldfarb
Director: Paul Zimet
Composer: Sybille Hayn, Ellen Maddow, Harry Mann
April 1 PLAGUES FOR OUR TIME Playwright: Eve Merriman
Director: Tom O'Horgan
Composer: Tom O'Horgan
April 21 I DIED YESTERDAY Playwright: Nick Markovich
Director: Robert Speller
Composer:
April 26, 27 DARPANA DANCERS OF INDIA featuring internationally acclaimed artists Mrinalina Sarabhai and Mallika Sarabhai - A program of South Indian classical dance and music.
April 28 GOOD-BYE GOOD-BYE Company: Teatron Company
Nationality: Israel
Playwright: Company Piece
Director: Rina Yerushalmi
Composer: Gerald Busby

April 30

STORYTELLING Company: TWITAS
An afternoon of storytelling; A Native American Indian Folk tAle and Turn of The Century Viignettes on Nantucket featuring JANE ALEXANDER and JANE LIND
May 5 SOLARIS DANCE THEATRE Contemporary dance.
May 5 11PM AT LA MAMA

Featuring guest artists such as Maggie Soboil, a South African now living in New York - a one woman show.

A comedy group Blown Apple present a combination of songs, scenes and monologues. Rick Richardson is Artistic Director.

May 13 MIN TANAKA / EMOTION Nationality: Japan
A new one man piece. This marks the first time EMOTION has been performed in the U.S.
May 17 TANGO GLACIALE Company: Falso Movimento - Mickery, Amsterdam
Nationality: Italy
Playwright: Mario Martin
Soundtrack: Daghi Rondanini
A multimedia piece performed by the Falsom Mivimento troupe parodying a variety of themes.
May 19 KEEPING HOUSE Playwright: Lynn Siefert
Director: Tim Whitby
May 20 JADE Playwright: Mel Wong
Director: Mel Wong
Composer: Skip La Plante
May 25 CONJUR WOMAN Playwright: Beatrice Manley-Blau
Director: George Ferencz
Composer: Cecil McBee
May 25 IN THE BEGINNING...LUCIFER...THE BIBLE Playwright: Esteban Fernandez Sanchez
Director: Esteban Fernandez Sanchez
June 7 LIGHT OPERA Company: Western Winds
Playwright: Charlie Morrow
Director: Tom O'Horgan
Composer: Charlie Morrow
June 15 TOUR OF HELL Playwright: Tom Murrin
Director: Tom Murrin
July 8 DUCK DANCE Playwright: Jeffrey Lohn
Director: Jeffrey Lohn
Acoustic & Electric Music
June 30 MIN TANAKA / EMOTION Repeat performance see: May 13, 1983
August 30 UNCLE VANYA Playwright: Anton Chehov Translation by Jean Claude van Italie
Director: Andrei Serban
September 1 THE ARBOR Company: Saliko Co.
Playwright: Andrea Dunbar
Director: Leo Shapiro
September 8 THE SAD LAMENT OF PECOS BILL ON THE EVE OF KILLING HIS WIFE,
SUPERSTITIONS
Playwright: Sam Shepard
Director: Julie Herbert
Composer: Catherine Stone
September 16 11PM AT LA MAMA Playwright: Shami Chaikin, Joyce Griffen, Jeffrey Herman, Akin Babatunde, Spiderwoman Theater, Manuel Lutgenhorst & Co.
Director: Rick Richardson
October 10 DIVERSIONS: OR PROOF THAT IT'S POSSIBLE TO LIVE Playwright: Aubrey Simpson
Director: John-Michael Tebelak
Composer: Dale Mc Intosh
November 3 ONCE IN DOUBT Playwright: Ray Barry
Director: David Saint
Composer: Harry Mann & Ellen Maddow
November 3 - 27 11PM AT LA MAMA featuring guest artists such as Nancy Heiken, a gifted singer, musician and actress; Robbie McCauley and SEDITION, a revue inspired by the social condition; Luis Leal & Co. a group of folkloric dancers, singers, and musicians; Pedro Baez and Cantameria, a group of Latin American performers; Tad Truesdale, a writer and director whose works have been produced at La MaMa Henry Bradley & Jasper McGruder, blues in the folk tradition. Rick Richardson is Artistic Director of 11PM AT LA MAMA
November 11 CELEBRATION OF TRADITIONAL CULTURES
Part 1 - GALA / BENEFIT MARATHON
Company: TWITAS
FACE Cultural Plan for World Commmunication's Year
November 12 & 13 PART II & III - INDIGENOUS RITUAL / MUSIC Celebration of Tradition Cultures organized by TWITAS / LA MAMA
November 30 HERE / NOW TWO-IN-ONE Nationality: Korea
Choreographer: Sin Cha Hong
December 1 DAMNEE MANON,
SACREE SANDRA
Playwright: Michael Tremblay
Director: George Ferencz
Composer: Jack Maeby
December 8 FIVE OF US Company: River Arts Repertory
Playwright: Len Jenkin
Director: Larry Sacharow
December 22 PEOPLE PUPPETS AND OTHER DUMMIES,
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Puppetry Exhibit - Gretchen Green and Gina Romano
December 28 HAPPY DAYS Playwright: Samuel Beckett
Director: Rick Lonon
December 1 - 23 11PM AT LA MAMA Guest artists Tad Truesdale, Henry Bradley & Jasper McGruder (see above) continued performances; The Talking Band In Concert composed of songs, poems, and theatre fragments performed by Ellen Maddow, Harry Mann, Tina Shepard, and Paul Zimet.