Review from the Village Voice of August 8th, 1974:http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1 ... 95,2470273
And yes, this very definitely sounds intriguing. It's by some guy named Donald Sanders, who might well make an interesting interview subject about the play:
Donald T. Sanders, Executive Artistic Director
Mr. Sanders is a founder of the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts (MIFA) and has been its executive artistic director since 1993. As executive artistic director Sanders has brought distinguished artists and companies to Massachusetts including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Vanessa and Corin Redgrave, Prunella Scales, Tito Puente, Hilton Ruiz, Eddie Palmieri, Dublin’s Gate Theatre, England's Out of Joint, Complicite and Shakespeare’s Globe companies, the Netherland’s OT Rotterdam and National Reisopera, Cuba’s Ballet National de Cuba and France's Olivier Py, Joel Pommerat and the Comedie Francaise. In 2002 Sanders was made a Chevalier dans L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the Republic of France. Under his leadership MIFA is spearheading the restoration and reopening of the historic Victory Theatre in downtown Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Mr. Sanders graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. and was awarded a Thouron Fellowship. He received a Certificate in Drama (C.I.D.) from the University of Bristol, England, and an M.F.A. in Directing from the Yale School of Drama where he was assistant to Nikos Psacharapoulos and drama master of Stiles College. As a director Sanders is known for his stage adaptations from novels, direction of new plays and classics. His professional career began at Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival/ Public Theater, which presented his Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs and Old New York by Edith Wharton. New Jazz at the Public presented his 33 Scenes on the Possibility of Human Happiness and Thomas Cole, A Waking Dream, two music theater works both with scores by Henry Threadgill and Dubrovsky the opera by William Russo with a libretto by Sanders. Other New York Shakespeare Festival/Joseph Papp Public Theater credits include The America Pig, an Anti-Imperialist Vaudeville and The Owl's Story by Ted Hughes. Off-Broadway directing and producing credits include Aesop’s Fables, a rock opera by William Russo, book by Jon Swan, and The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill, libretto by Berthold Brecht and new plays From the Memoirs of Pontius Pilate by Eric Bentley, The Party by Arnold Weinstein and The Red Robins by Kenneth Koch with sets by Roy Lichtenstein, Red Grooms and Alex Katz. In 2009 Sanders directed Stella in the Bois De Boulogne by Tara Prem and Jane Wood with Paul Sorvino and Mira Sorvino.
In New York City Sanders is director of theatrical productions for Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC). For ERC Sanders directed Seduction, Smoke and Music by James Mello, starring Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack at the Tuscan Sun Festival, Cortona Italy. Mr. Sanders has received awards from the NEA, New York Sate Council of the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
This woman was involved with the sets, costumes and lights:http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/theatre/vjames.html
The play ran in March in 1975 for a year over '74/'75 at the East 4th Street Theater, 79 East 4th Street, according to several issues of New York magazine from that period. In 1976, Peter Weller, who played Lee, of course, in the Cronenberg film, appeared in the same Public Theater in a play. Missed his Interzone intersection there by two years; would take him 15 years to find another one.