Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide

November 2, 2017 - November 19, 2017


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 American actor, 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 UniversityConnecticut College for WomenYale University, and Carnegie Mellon University. He won fellowships from the GuggenheimRockefeller 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 in 2009, Ludlam was inducted posthumously into the American Theater Hall of Fame.