Performance Art Program

Friday, November 6, 1987


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David Cale (born in Britain, visiting from New York City) presents The Redthroats. Cale's appearance is a touring presentation of THE KITCHEN. [NOTE: Video documentation of this event is at the Hallwalls archives in the Poetry Collection, a special collection of the State University of New York at Buffalo Libraries; to learn more about how Hallwalls is working to make this avaiable for future access, please visit Migrating Media, our partnership with Squeaky Wheel, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and the Experimental Television Center.]

A 6/27/19 NY Times review of Cale's 2019 show We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time, which mentions The Redthroats.

"From The Redthroats, in 1986, you might recognize precursors to the new play’s avian imagery—not just those chickens but also the 'bird and animal hospital' young David maintains in an old shed at the back of his house.…Or if you saw A Likely Story in 2004, you will not be surprised to find Judy Garland popping up here as an effigy of tragedy and transcendence. Garland also figures in The Redthroats, as does a family called the Weirds, whose shy son and brutal father are a lot like the ones depicted in We’re Only Alive" (Jesse Green, NYT, 6/27/19).

Some publications related to this event:
November and December, 1987 - 1987