Premiere: January 1974
Theater for the New City – NYC

“Fred Neumann gives a really inspired performance as the b-beaver…Mabou Mines is a unique and genuinely enjoyable theatre.”
-The Village Voice

Text + Direction: Lee Breuer


JoAnne Akalaitis
Ruth Maleczech
Fred Neumann
David Warrilow
Dawn Gray (Later replaced by Bill Raymond)

Set Design: Tina Girouard
Set Adapted for Performances: Steve Bennyworth + Thom Cathcart
Light Frames: Thom Cathcart
Light Ball: Steve Bennyworth
Curtain Puppetry: Terry O’Reilly

Production History

Performed as a work-in-progress at:
The Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC – June, 1972
The Whitney Museum, NYC – April, 1972

Performed as part of “A Valentine for Marcel Duchamp”
Museum of Modern Art, NYC – February, 1974

Byrd-Hoffman School of Byrds, NYC – March, 1974

Recreated by The Rude Mechanicals, Austin, Texas:
A re-enactment of Mabou Mines’ legendary 1974 Performance
co-directed by Madge Darlington and Shawn Sides
presented as part of our Contemporary Classics series
October 27-November 13, 2011 at The Off Center