Playbill for Brooklyn Academy of Music's Production of The Black Rider

New York, NY: Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1993. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. First premiered at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Germany in 1990, The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets was a legendary one-time-only collaboration between iconic Beat-&-Beyond writer William S. Burroughs, acclaimed musician Tom Waits & noted avant-garde theater director Robert Wilson. In 1993, the production moved to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a series of performances during November-December. This is the original playbill (or "Bambill") for that production, a part of the 1993 Next Wave Festival. With synopsis; capsule biographies of WSB, Waits & Wilson; many contemporary ads that evoke that time & place; etc. From the collection of Jim McCrary, a poet & educator who resides in Lawrence, Kansas, where he was a friend & associate of WSB in his later years there. An extremely rare item of WSB et al. ephemera, in near-fine condition with only moderate rubbing, creasing & scratching to front, back covers & stapled spine; tiny-to-small spots on front cover mostly in blank areas; minor wear, creasing at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Near Fine. [Item #3080]

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