So now you have most of the information about this wonderful upcoming event. If you are ready to purchase tickets go HERE!
Theatre at St. John’s in Association with Yorick Theater Company
FIRST EVER REVIVAL OF
Starring and Directed by
Vaudevisuals interviewed Ridiculous Theatrical Company member Everett Quinton. He discusses his revival of Charles Ludlam‘s ‘Critics Choice’ play “Galas” which is coming to Theater at St. John’s in Greenwich Village for a Limited Run.
June 13-28th, 2019.
(Originally produced in 1983 to rave reviews ‘One of the 10 Best Plays of the Year’. New York Times and Time Magazine)
The playing schedule for GALAS is as follows: Monday through Sunday evenings at 8pm, with official opening scheduled for Sunday, June 16th. There is an additional matinee performance on Sunday, June 16th at 3pm. There will be no performances on Tuesday, June 18th; Monday, June 24th; and Thursday, June 27th. Tickets are $25 and are available online HERE!
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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and celebrating World Pride!
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NY Times article about Everett Quinton’s “Life After Ludlam“.
To see videos of Charles Ludlam’s work go here.
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During his visit to NY last year I was fortunate to interview Steve Samuels. I met Steve when he was the General Manager of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company which was created by the brilliant Charles Ludlam. (pictured above)
I was so lucky to have seen many of The Ridiculous Theatrical Companies productions including The Mystery of Irma Vep, The Ventriloquist’s Wife, Corn, Camille, Reverse Psychology, Salammbo, The Artificial Jungle.
“Theater is life itself—you give people two hours of your life, onstage. Time is all we have, and sharing that with people is different from just creating an object.”
“What I do is not gay theater — it’s something much worse. I don’t ask to be tolerated. I don’t mind being intolerable.”
Charles Ludlam 4/12/43 – 5/28/87
Everett Quinton (left) with Charles Ludlam in “The Mystery of Irma Vep”.
(Photograph Anita & Steve Shevell)
Posting in The New York Times by Frank Rich
(Samuel French Page of Charles Ludlam Plays)
Here is a wonderful write up on ‘Dangerous Minds‘ blog about the great and throughly researched book “Ridiculous!: The Theatrical Life and TImes of Charles Ludlam” by David Kaufman. There is also a video of Charles on the Madeline Kahn show performing in drag. Great piece of TV history.
Steve Samuels worked with David Kaufman on this book as well.
BONUS: Here is a link to Charles Ludlam’s lost 16mm films. Part 1 or 9 parts on YouTube. Click HERE.
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