Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 E 4th Street; 2nd Floor
Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 4pm
Readings and Excerpts from Sam Shepard’s Plays, Prose And Poetry Directed By Neil La Bute, Lois Weaver, Scott Wittman and Joel Zwick
American playwright, actor, author, and director, Sam Shepard, who died on July 27, 2017, was a prominent playwright whose work spanned decades. Sam did much of his early work at La MaMa and was one of the playwrights championed by La MaMa founder, the late Ellen Stewart. His original scripts, playbills, production photos and posters are part of the La MaMa Archives.
Weekend with Sam kicks off on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30PM, with Scott Wittman directing Hawk Moon featuring excerpts and monologues from Hawk Moon, Motel Chronicles, Tongues, Cowboy Mouth and other works read by Matthew Broderick, John Slattery, J. Smith-Cameron, Phil Burke, Erin Markey, Deirdre O’Connell, Betsy Aidem, Monk Hopper and Larry Saltzman (on guitar). Readings continue on Sunday, February 3 at 4PM with a triple bill of works by Sam Shepard. The program begins with Killer’s Head, directed by Lois Weaver and featuring Peggy Shaw reading the role originated by Richard Gere, followed by two unpublished, early plays originally produced at La MaMa: Dog, directed by Joel Zwick, featuring Harry Mann and Zack Segel and Rocking Chair directed by Neil LaBute, featuring Fred Weller and Gia Crovatin.
Photo used with permission by John Pilson.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7:30pm
Hawk Moon Directed by Scott Wittman
features excerpts and monologues from Hawk Moon, Motel Chronicles, Tongues, and Cowboy Mouth
Cast Betsy Aidem | Matthew Broderick | Phil Burke Monk Hooper | Erin Markey |Deirdre O’Connell John Slattery |J. Smith-Cameron Larry Saltzman (on guitar)
Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 4pm
Killer’s Head Directed by Lois Weaver Cast: Peggy Shaw
Dog Directed by Joel Zwick Cast: Harry Mann & Zack Segel
The Rocking Chair Directed by Neil LaBute Cast: Fred Weller & Gia Crovatin