The New Troupe

Organization

"The New Troupe's old name was the La MaMa Repertory Troupe, but O'Horgan, the Chicagoan who has successfully directed several plays for off-Broadway's Cafe La Mama, and Ellen Stewart, the founding mother of La Mama, reached a parting of the ways and the rechristening became necessary.";"In the 1970s O'Horgan was presented with further opportunities to explore his manifold talents. In 1970 he led a new company on tour in the U.S. and abroad, the New Troupe, presenting two plays by Sam Shepard ["Melodrama Play" and "The Holy Ghostly"] and O'Horgan's own "Gurton's Apocalyptic Needle," an adaptation of medieval drama."

Richard Christiansen, "New Troupe plans three plays here," Chicago Daily News, 1970.;Tom O'Horgan Theatrical Papers, http://www2.scc.rutgers.edu/ead/manuscripts/ohorganf.html
active dates


: 1970

active dates: 1970

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