The Life of Juanita Castro

The Play-House of the Ridiculous was initially an outgrowth of Ronald Tavel's rejected Factory screenplay, Shower, produced as a play in July 1965. By the following year, the company had a name, a theater, a key playwright (Tavel) and a director (John Vaccaro) as well as performers that included Mario Montez, Lola Pashalinski, and Charles Ludlam. In fall 1967, there was a split in the company, and Charles Ludlamís splinter became known as The Ridiculous Theatrical Company. The Ridiculous performance style was bawdy, polysexual, and in-your-face.


The Play-House of the Ridiculous

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