PHOTO CALL: Flashback to 1983: The Tooth of Crime

News   PHOTO CALL: Flashback to 1983: The Tooth of Crime
 
With La MaMa's revival of its landmark 1983 production of Sam Shepard's The Tooth of Crime soon to open, take a look back at the original production.
Ray Wise as Hoss in La MaMa's 1983 production of The Tooth of Crime.
Ray Wise as Hoss in La MaMa's 1983 production of The Tooth of Crime. Photo by Jerry Vezzuso<p></p>

In 1983, La MaMa mounted a production of The Tooth of Crime under the direction of George Ferencz. Sam Shepard's play originally premiered in New York in 1972, but this time, Ferencz staged the entire work as a rock concert. In 1997, Shepard rewrote the the play as Tooth of Crime (Second Dance) which is the only version for which performance rights are available. To celebrate La MaMa's 45th anniversary, though, Shepard is allowing one more production of the original script with Ferencz directing and Ray Wise reprising his Obie-winning role as Hoss.


Raul Aranas and Ray Wise in the '83 production. Both will reprise their roles in the 2006 version.
Raul Aranas and Ray Wise in the '83 production. Both will reprise their roles in the 2006 version. Photo by Susan Piper Kublick
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