La MaMa Blogs: Israel Horowitz Returns to La MaMa

Monday, November 7, 2016

Israel Horowitz Returns to La MaMa

Nearly fifty years after the premiere of Line at La MaMa, playwright Israel Horowitz returns to La MaMa with the New York premiere of Man in Snow.

Back in 1967, when Line premiered, Horowitz was given a budget of $80 for his show and was told he could keep whatever he didn't spend on the production.  According to Jonathan Zeller at “The only piece of scenery in the show is a piece of adhesive tape on the floor,” he says. “I cleared a profit of about 78 dollars.”  

You can see the original program for the La MaMa production of Line at the La MaMa Arichives Digital Collection.

Man is Snow  tells the story of David, who is recently retired and mourning the loss of his young son, as re-visits Mt. McKinley in Alaska, a mountain he summited at age 25. He’s not climbing this visit. Instead, he is guiding a group of Japanese honeymooners who hope to conceive a child under the spell of the Northern Lights. This powerful, passionate drama was originally written by Israel Horovitz 20 years ago for BBC Radio 4 and is now being re-visited and totally re-conceived for the stage.

The cast includes Will Lyman, Ron Nakahara, Paul O'Brien, Sandra Shipley, Ashley Risteen and Francisco Solorzano. Mr. Horowitz also directs.

There will post show discussions with Israel Horowitz and the cast of Man in Show follwing the Sunday matinees on November 13th and November 20th.

La MaMa presents
NY Premiere of Gloucester Stage Company's Production of


Written & Directed by Israel Horovitz
Presented in association with Barefoot Theatre Company & Compagnia Horovitz-Paciotto 

November 11 - November 27, 2016 
Thursday to Saturday at 7:30PM; Sunday at 2PM 
- additional perf Monday, Nov. 14th at 7:30PM

The First Floor Theatre at La MaMa
74A East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors; ten tickets priced at $10 each are available, in advance only, for every performance as part of La MaMa's 10 @ $10 tcketing initiative

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

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