Walk into this revolution-red theater—with its narrow First Floor Theater, its spectacularly barnlike next-door Ellen Stewart Theatre and the groovy attic Club Theater—and you are transported back in time to the New York scene's ’60s heyday. The mama herself, the late Ellen Stewart, first opened La MaMa's doors in 1961; it has since produced major figures like Tadeusz Kantor, Andrei Serban and Ping Chong, along with younger multicultural, dance-theater and avant-garde artists.
|Venue name:||La MaMa E.T.C.||Contact:|
74A E 4th St
|Cross street:||between Bowery and Second Ave|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave, 6 to Bleecker St|
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I've been here once for a friend's production, and I just loved the whole vibe. It's such a community theater space. I walked into the red and brick building and obtained by ticket from a small corer counter. 10 minutes prior to the show, and older lady opened the door to the stairs and made the announcement. Everybody seemed to know everybody. We all climbed a bunch of stairs to the small theater, which was just a room with seats. And the show was certainly experimental, but obviously taken seriously by its actors. Even though I'm not totally sure what happened, there were laughs, and I enjoyed it.