Friday, October 4, 2013

"Sticks and Bones" with David Selby, 1971


STICKS AND BONES was a 1971 off-Broadway stage production written by David Rabe. A black comedy poking fun at traditional "Ozzie & Harriet" sit-coms of the past, the play starred David Selby as a blind Vietnam war veteran struggling to re-adjust to his world. I recently acquired a folder of DARK SHADOWS newspaper clippings that included a few notices about the production, including this story from an unidentified publication. Selby gets a pretty good review in the piece.

In 1972, actor Drew Snyder took over the role of "David" for Broadway production of the play at the John Golden Theatre in New York (Selby was likely busy shooting UP THE SANDBOX with Barbra Streisand at the time.) The "stand-by" for that role was none other than Peter Weller, who recently co-starred with Selby in BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS.

1 comment:

Dennis Donlon said...

The review is from the New York Daily News.

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