By: Dan Bacalzo
Jul 1, 2008
Penny Arcade, Justin Bond, Debbie Harry, Susan Hwang, Nancy Magarill,
Nellie McKay, Our Lady J, Austin Pendleton, Tammy Faye Starlite,
Sandra Weigl, and cast members from the Broadway musical Passing
Strange will participate in Revolutionary Acts, a benefit for the
Living Theatre, honoring founder and artistic director Judith Malina.
The event, to be emceed by Murray Hill, will take place at Joe's Pub,
Monday, August 25 at 7pm.
Founded in 1947, The Living Theatre is the oldest experimental
theater group still operating in the U.S. It was started up by Malina
and her first husband Julian Beck (who died in 1985) as an
alternative to the commercial theater. The internationally acclaimed
company is fiercely political, with many of its shows taking place on
the streets as political protests rather than in traditional theater
spaces. Among its best-known productions are Paradise Now, The
Connection, and The Brig.
For more information, visit www.livingtheatre.org.