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Dorothy's Old Greenwich Village Haunts - Catholic Worker odds & ends
April 1st, 2009
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Dorothy's Old Greenwich Village Haunts
"Last night Ammon Hennacy and I went to The Living Theater to see The Connection, which has been so much talked about...I remembered as I sat in the comfortable theater seats (it is a 'little theater' and does not accommodate more than a few hundred) the early Provincetown Playhouse on McDougal Street in 1918 when Christine (Ell) had a restaurant on the second floor, and the theater itself was bare as a barn, and had only benches for seats, But it was there that Eugene O'Neill's first one-act plays were produced. Jig Cook was the producer."---from the July-August, 1960 issue of The Catholic Worker.

Behind the scaffolding in this photo are the building(s) which housed The Provincetown Playhouse, Christine Ell's restaurant and the LIberal Club, all known to Dorothy. RS

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Date:April 2nd, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
Provincetown Playhouse c. 1935 (http://newdeal.feri.org/images/u82.gif). Original building? NYU is currently working on the 3rd or 4th transformation since O'Neill's day.
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