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L.S.D. (. . . Just the High Points . . .) [videorecording]

Title
L.S.D. (. . . Just the High Points . . .) [videorecording] / The Wooster Group presents ; composed by the Wooster Group ; directed by Elizabeth LeCompte ; [video director] Kit Fitzgerald.
Publication
New York, 1984.

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Description
1 videodisc (DVD) (87 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title
  • LSD (Just the high points)
  • Road to immortality, part two: L.S.D. (. . . Just the High Points . . .)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Drama.
Note
  • No credits on tape. Production information gathered from program.
  • L.S.D. (. . . Just the High Points . . .) is the second section of a Wooster Group trilogy of plays collectively titled The road to immortality. A videorecording of the third part of the trilogy, Frank Dell's The temptation of St. Anthony, is available on NCOV 1625.
  • In addition to material pertaining to Dr. Timothy Leary and his experimentation with L.S.D., this production also uses excerpts from writings by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg, Alan Watts, William S. Burroughs, Aldous Huxley, Arthur Miller, and others.
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits (note)
  • Designed by Jim Clayburgh ; film and video, Ken Kobland ; technical director, Jeff Webster ; costumes, Kate Valk and Peyton Smith ; additional text, Ann Rower ; band director, Michael Stumm ; dramaturg, Norman Frisch.
Performer (note)
  • Ron Vawter, Steve Buscemi, Jim Clayburgh, Norman Frisch, Matthew Hansell, Michael Kirby, Anna Köhler, Nancy Reilly, Elion Sacker, Peyton Smith, Michael Stumm, Kate Valk, Jeff Webster.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped by The Wooster Group at the Performing Garage, New York, N.Y., 1984.
Biography (note)
  • In November of 1984, playwright Arthur Miller threatened to file a lawsuit against the Wooster Group for using a portion of his play The crucible in this performance piece. Rather than delete the segment, the Wooster Group chose to close the production.
Call Number
NCOV 2634
OCLC
355821520
Title
L.S.D. (. . . Just the High Points . . .) [videorecording] / The Wooster Group presents ; composed by the Wooster Group ; directed by Elizabeth LeCompte ; [video director] Kit Fitzgerald.
Imprint
New York, 1984.
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits
Designed by Jim Clayburgh ; film and video, Ken Kobland ; technical director, Jeff Webster ; costumes, Kate Valk and Peyton Smith ; additional text, Ann Rower ; band director, Michael Stumm ; dramaturg, Norman Frisch.
Cast
Ron Vawter, Steve Buscemi, Jim Clayburgh, Norman Frisch, Matthew Hansell, Michael Kirby, Anna Köhler, Nancy Reilly, Elion Sacker, Peyton Smith, Michael Stumm, Kate Valk, Jeff Webster.
Event
Videotaped by The Wooster Group at the Performing Garage, New York, N.Y., 1984.
Biography
In November of 1984, playwright Arthur Miller threatened to file a lawsuit against the Wooster Group for using a portion of his play The crucible in this performance piece. Rather than delete the segment, the Wooster Group chose to close the production.
Local Note
Gift of Gregory F. Mehrten.
Added Author
LeCompte, Elizabeth, director.
Clayburgh, Jim, set designer.
Kobland, Ken, video designer.
Webster, Jeff, production personnel.
Valk, Kate, costume designer.
Smith, Peyton, costume designer.
Rower, Ann, 1938-
Stumm, Michael, musician.
Frisch, Norman, dramaturg.
Vawter, Ron, actor.
Buscemi, Steve, 1957- actor.
Clayburgh, Jim, actor.
Frisch, Norman, actor.
Hansell, Matthew, actor.
Kirby, Michael, 1931-1997, actor.
Kohler, Anna, actor.
Reilly, Nancy, actor.
Sacker, Elion, actor.
Smith, Peyton, actor.
Stumm, Michael, actor.
Valk, Kate, actor.
Webster, Jeff, actor.
Fitzgerald, Kit, videographer.
Wooster Group, producer.
Wooster Group. L.S.D. (. . . Just the High Points . . .)
Mehrten, Greg, donor.
Added Title
LSD (Just the high points)
Road to immortality, part two: L.S.D. (. . . Just the High Points . . .)
Research Call Number
NCOV 2634
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