And That's How the Rent Gets Paid


Weiss' first one-man play. "Welcoming the audience into his 'home,' [Weiss] regaled them with tales of his attempts to raise the cash to pay his back rent, while indulging tangetially in [an array of stories and other interludes]. Full of ad-libs and improvised asides, Weiss' performance [in the August 1966 debut] was as compelling as a good stand-up routine, but it also grew increasingly disturbing, as the exhibition of wit gave way to the exhibtion of seemingly very real neuroses..."

Source: Stephen Bottoms, Playing Underground: A Critical; History of the 1960s Off-Off-Broadway Movement (Michigan, 2006), p. 330.