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Performance Clips 1975-1985
An introduction to the early work of The Wooster Group, this collection of chronological clips from the first ten years of the Group's work includes material from Three Places In Rhode Island (SAKONNET POINT, RUMSTICK ROAD, NAYATT SCHOOL, and POINT JUDITH (an epilog)); dance pieces HULA and FOR THE GOOD TIMES; and the first two parts of The Road To Immortality, ROUTE 1 & 9 and L.S.D. (...JUST THE HIGH POINTS...). Featuring Spalding Gray, Ron Vawter, Jim Clayburgh, Libby Howes, Willem Dafoe, Kate Valk, and Peyton Smith. Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte. 75 minutes.
L.S.D. (...JUST THE HIGH POINTS...)
Turn on, tune in, and drop out with The Wooster Group's L.S.D. (...JUST THE HIGH POINTS...), a four-part examination of hysteria and hallucinations. The piece features readings from Beat generation authors, the writings and recordings of Dr. Timothy Leary, and scenes from Arthur Miller's The Crucible and Michael Kirby's The Hearing. Recorded at The Performing Garage in 1985. Featuring Nancy Reilly, Jim Clayburgh, Ron Vawter, Matthew Hansell, Michael Kirby, Jeff Webster, Norman Frisch, Michael Stumm, Steve Buscemi, Peyton Smith, Anna Köhler, and Kate Valk. Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte. 75 minutes.
Subtitled "A Documentary on Theater Life in Eight Dances," FISH STORY is the companion piece to BRACE UP! and explores the last eight pages of Chekhov's Three Sisters refracted through the prism of a Geinin theater troupe. Recorded at The Performing Garage in 1994. Featuring Kate Valk, Scott Renderer, Dave Shelley, Jeff Webster, Roy Faudree, Christopher Kondek, Beatrice Roth, Jack Frank, Karen Lashinsky, and Peyton Smith. Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte. 60 minutes.
THE HAIRY APE
Eugene O'Neill's 1922 Expressionist drama. Recorded on tour in Berlin's Hebbel Theater in 1997. Featuring Willem Dafoe as Yank, Kate Valk, Peyton Smith, Scott Renderer, Dave Shelley, Scott Shepherd, Roy Faudree, Shaun Irons, and Ari Fliakos. Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte. 75 minutes.