ROCK & ROLL THEATER PRESENTS: COWBOY MOUTH, A PLAY BY SAM SHEPARD & PATTI SMITH. Sam Shepard, Patti Smith.

ROCK & ROLL THEATER PRESENTS: COWBOY MOUTH, A PLAY BY SAM SHEPARD & PATTI SMITH

[New York: The 57 Club, 1978]. Attractive poster for a set of performances of Cowboy Mouth, from October 19-21, 1978, at The 57 Club, a New Wave nightclub in the East Village. The play was co-written in a week in 1971 by Sam Shepard and Patti Smith, while they lived together in the Chelsea Hotel. The play had just a handful of performances in 1971; it was revived in 1978, well after Smith was famous, by Stanley Strychacki, who ran The 57 Club. "Well, we put on "Cowboy Mouth" by Sam Shepard, who was just becoming established at the time. They brought new colors to the play and stirred up a lot of interest, packing the club for may nights in the process. This was a rock'n'roll play, the fruit of a joint collaboration with Patti Smith. Written in 1971, it was an early attempt at combining rock'n'roll with theater, forging the way for megaproductions like "Tommy" and "Jesus Christ, Superstar." The story is actually a conversation between two lovers who argued about music, life and love, and how to find solutions and new roads in rock'n'roll" (Strychacki, Stanley. Life as Art: The Club 57 Story, p.21). Not found in OCLC. Item #3963

Original illustrated poster, offset printed in black and red on white stock, measuring 21.5cm x 35.5cm (8.5" x 14"). Mild toning and handling to extremities, with a short tear and a tiny bruise near upper edge; unbacked; Near Fine.

Price: $850.00

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