Photo by Eric Stephen Jacobs
Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 / 7 pm
Jackie Curtis’ Glamour, Glory and Gold
A Staged Reading Directed by Brian Butterick
As part of Love Among the Ruins, Some Serious Business and Howl! present Jackie Curtis’ legendary Glamour, Glory and Gold, directed by the incomparable Brian Butterick. The staging of the play in 1988 was one of the most legendary events held at 56 Bleecker Street. Taylor Mead, poet, painter, and comedian extraordinaire, was tapped by Dean Rolston to direct a cast that boggles the mind even today: the great actor Ondine (Pope Ondine of Warhol’s Factory); the iconoclastic performer and playwright Harry Koutoukas of the proto Off-Off-Broadway Caffe Cino; Ruby Lynn Reyner, star of John Vaccaro’s Playhouse of The Ridiculous; John Edward Heys, star of Charles Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company; the brilliant critic, writer, and playwright Gary Indiana; and “the erudite, maddening, extraordinary Dame Margo Howard-Howard—best described as having the body of a woman and the head of a fish,” as Penny Arcade says in her essay for the catalog.