1960 · New York
by The Living Theatre
New York: The Living Theatre, 1960. First Edition. Season program for the avant-garde New York theatre group, which was founded in 1947 and still exists today. The season's productions included "In the Jungle of Cities," by Bertolt Brecht; "The Connection," by Jack Gelber; "The Marrying Maiden," by Jackson MacLow; and "Women of Trachis," by Sophocles in a version by Ezra Pound (and featuring a young Martin Sheen as Hyllos). 8vo., unpaginated. Near Fine in stapled wrappers, with mild edge sunning. Laid in is a Cue magazine offprint about Judith Malina and Julian Beck, the co-founders of the group. OCLC lists only 5 copies held by libraries. SCARCE.
The Living Theatre has broken new ground (and plenty of rules) for realistic drama since its founding in 1947. The company has produced some of the most-acclaimed, cutting-edge plays to be seen in Off-Broadway theatre, including Jack Gelber's "The Connection," included in this season program. (Inventory #: 751)