Playbill for Brooklyn Academy of Music's Production of The Black Rider. William S. Burroughs, Tom Waits, Robert Wilson.

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]

Price: $25.00

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