Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 E 4th Street; 2nd Floor
Thursday to Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 4PM; Monday, Nov 6th at 8PM
$30 Tickets; $25 Seniors/Students
Written by Charles Ludlam Directed by Everett Quinton Presented in association with Howl Arts
On the 50th Anniversary of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company and 30 years since Ludlam's death, La MaMa celebrates the artistry of Charles Ludlam. A fully produced revival of Ludlam's early masterwork Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide directed by Everett Quinton is the centerpiece of the Ludlam celebration. Conquest is an epic collage inspired by Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great that is as outrageous and timely today as when first performed in 1967.
In addition to Conquest, readings, panels, and other special events will be presented in association with Howl Arts.
About the Artists
Charles Ludlam was an Americanactor, director, and playwright. Ludlam joined John Vaccaro's Play-House of the Ridiculous, and after a falling out, became founder of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company in New York City in 1967. He taught or staged productions at New York University, Connecticut College for Women, Yale University, and Carnegie Mellon University. He won fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. He won six Obie Awards, the Rosamund Gilder Award for distinguished achievement in the theater in 1986 and in2009, Ludlam was inducted posthumously into the American Theater Hall of Fame.