After his autobiographical Gloucester plays, such commercial works as Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, and such polished dramas as Lebensraum, it can be hard to recall that Israel Horovitz started as an angry, young experimental playwright, going from the dark-comedy and social commentary of Rats to the absurdism-tinged satire of Line. One of his best-known works from that period, 1968's The Indian Wants the Bronx, is currently being revived by Pippo Curley Productions at Off-Off-Broadway's Grove Street Playhouse, through Dec. 19.
Horovitz himself took part in a Q&A session about the piece and his other works, following the evening performance Saturday, Dec. 11.
The Obie-winning Indian, which ran in repertory with Line for many years at the 13th Street Theatre, tells of two angry hoodlums who toy with, and then assault, a non-English speaking Indian man. Gregg Giunta directs.
For tickets ($12) and information on The Indian Wants the Bronx, which began performances Dec. 2, call (212) 591-2357.
-- By David Lefkowitz