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The Wooster Group: The Town Hall Affair
Mar 22 @ 8:30 pm
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
“Peering through The Wooster Group’s technological menagerie, we can see the battle of the sexes more clearly.” — Hyperallergic
“Is there nothing The Wooster Group cannot imagine-or reimagine?” — The New Yorker
The Wooster Group’s newest work THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR delves into the revolutionary fervor of feminist thinking and art “happenings” of 1970s New York. The piece is based on the Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker film Town Bloody Hall, a documentary of a 1971 panel that featured feminist thinkers and activists— including Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, and Diana Trilling — with Norman Mailer serving as an immoderate moderator. Special focus is given to radical lesbian Jill Johnston, who attempted to subvert the event. THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR features performances by Ari Fliakos, Greg Mehrten, Erin Mullin, Scott Shepherd, Maura Tierney, and Kate Valk, and is directed by Elizabeth LeCompte.