RED EYE OF LOVE
I finally had a success, of sorts, with Red Eye of Love. Sam Cohn and I, in association with Julia Miles, produced the show at The Living Theatre in 1961. Julia was then Sam's girlfriend, later his wife. She went on to found The Women's Project.
Sam had found Red Eye of Love at a reading in a bar-restaurant on Long Island in the 1950's. He took an option, and then, in his usual way, he did nothing about it. Julia eventually took matters into her own hands and produced the play at St. Anne's in Brooklyn. Sam asked me to go along with him to see it.
I went reluctantly. I had heard a reading of the play a few years before with Geraldine Page, and I did not find it particularly funny.
And so, one Friday night, towards the end of March, Sam and I rode the subway to Brooklyn to see Red Eye of Love. And I fell in love with the play. MORE...