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Guide to the Records of the Practical Theatre Company 1979/2011

Overview of the Collection

Practical Theatre Company

Title:

Records of the Practical Theatre Company

Dates:

1979-2011

Dates:

1979-1989

Size:

21.00

Repository:

Northwestern University Archives

Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Abstract:

The Practical Theatre Company (PTC) was a Chicago-based theatre company founded by Northwestern University students and active throughout the 1980s. Its productions included new plays, satiric agitprop, rock and roll events, and a series of successful improvisational comedy revues. The PTC, whose motto was “Art is Good”, is notable for the fact that the entire cast of its 1982 improvisational comedy revue, “The Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee” (Brad Hall, Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Gary Kroeger and Paul Barrosse) was hired by Saturday Night Live.  The collection is arranged in four series: Subject Files, Production Files, Photographs, and Oversized Materials.

Historical Note

The Practical Theatre Company was a Chicago-based theatre company founded by Northwestern University students and active throughout the 1980s. Its productions included new plays, satiric agitprop, rock and roll events, and a series of successful improvisational comedy revues. The PTC, whose motto was “Art is Good”, is notable for the fact that the entire cast of its 1982 improvisational comedy revue, The Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee (Brad Hall, Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Gary Kroeger and Paul Barrosse) was hired by Saturday Night Live. At its peak in the mid-1980s, The Practical Theatre Company operated two theatre spaces: the 42-seat storefront John Lennon Auditorium in Evanston, Illinois and a 150-seat cabaret in Piper’s Alley at North & Wells in Chicago. During that period, with its run of hit improvisational revues, the PTC briefly rivaled The Second City as Chicago’s leading comedy troupe.

Early Years 1979-1980

The Practical Theatre Company, was founded in 1979 under the name Attack Theatre at Northwestern University by Brad Hall, Paul Barrosse, Robert Mendel, and Angela Murphy as a not for profit theatre company dedicated to the production of improvisational comedy and new plays. The company’s first show, “Clowns,” a play about two improvisational comedians written and performed by Artistic Directors Brad Hall and Paul Barrosse, opened on April 11, 1979 at Shanley Hall on the NU campus. In September of ’79, Attack Theatre’s inaugural season closed with a pair of one-act plays staged at National College of Education: “Playgrounds,” by Brad Hall and “On the Fritzz,” by Grace McKeaney and Lewis Black, with a cast featuring Laura Innes.

In 1980, after officially changing its name to The Practical Theatre Company, the group moved to Evanston’s Noyes Cultural Arts Center for its second season. Among the shows that season was the first of the group’s improvisational comedy revues, “Bag O’ Fun.” The show’s mix of slapstick, satire, absurdist comedy, agitprop, and literary sophistication tied together with music and offbeat song and dance numbers established a unique style and format that the PTC would refine in more than a dozen revues over the next seven years.

The John Lennon Auditorium (1981)

In the fall of 1980, the company relocated to a leased storefront at 703 Howard Street on the border of Evanston and Chicago. The company named their new storefront theatre space The John Lennon Auditorium. Ironically, just two months after they christened their new theatre in his honor, John Lennon was killed on December 8, 1980.

The 42-seat John Lennon Auditorium (The JLA) was designed by actor and theatrical designer Louis DiCrescenzo, whom Brad Hall had met when they were both in the cast of the original production of “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?”. Material support from other Chicago theatres helped the PTC to build The JLA. Artistic Director Robert Falls of Wisdom Bridge Theatre (located further east on Howard Street) was renovating his space and donated his old theatre seats. Stuart Oken and Jason Brett of The Apollo Theatre in Lincoln Park donated lighting equipment.

"Thrills & Glory"

The Practical Theatre Company’s third season, its first at the John Lennon Auditorium, proved to be a turning point for the group. The season opened on March 21, 1981 with “Thrills & Glory,” the group’s second improvisational comedy revue. Rush Pearson, Gary Kroeger and Reid Branson joined Paul Barrosse in the cast. In one sketch, a squad of American soldiers found themselves on the eve of battle in Basra, Iraq. In its choice of satiric targets, The PTC was often ahead of its time. Later that season, a premiere of the dark comedy “Stunning Achievements in Iowa,” by Mark D. Kaufman was a critical success, earning the group its first of many Joseph Jefferson awards.

"Scubba Hey"

The turning point that third season came when the prominent director Sheldon Patinkin came to the JLA to judge the group’s third improvisational comedy revue “Scubba Hey” for the Joseph Jefferson Committee. Patinkin’s involvement with The Practical Theatre helped to accelerate the young company’s development, artistically and from a business standpoint.

“Scubba Hey” featured Barrosse, Hall, Pearson and Julia Louis Dreyfus, whom Barrosse and Pearson met when they performed together in the 1980 Mee-Ow Show at Northwestern. “Scubba Hey” was a critical and box office hit, and the group closed its first season at the JLA with “Beggar’s Holiday,” an original comedy which opened on November 28, 1981 to a glowing review by Richard Christiansen of The Chicago Tribune, who called the PTC, "as zany a bunch of intellectual clowns as the Earth can hold."

"The Brothers Bubba"

The PTC’s second season in the John Lennon Auditorium opened on April Fools Day, 1982 with “The Brothers Bubba,” the group’s fourth improvisational comedy revue. Under the guidance of Sheldon Patinkin, Hall, Barrosse, Pearson, Gary Kroeger, and Jane Muller crafted the company’s most successful show to date, as 1,314 ticket buyers crammed into the 42-seat JLA over the six-week run. It was clear that, given the company’s increasing popularity, a larger space (in addition to the JLA) was needed to mount the group’s next improvisational comedy revue.

Attack Theatre and The Practical Women

Meanwhile, the "Attack Theatre" name was revived for a series of agitprop after-shows under the direction of Terry McCabe, another Northwestern alum. Attack Theatre took on social and political issues like gun control and the abuse of women in short, provocative pieces, staged after the main stage shows at the JLA. Other after-shows featured The Practical Women, a project led by PTC co-founder Angela Murphy, designed to encourage female talent in the male-dominated improvisational comedy environment.

The Piper's Alley Theatre and "Saturday Night Live"

Sheldon Patinkin was responsible for introducing the PTC to Second City founder Bernard Sahlins, with whom they reached an agreement to open a cabaret in a Piper Alley’s space behind Second City. The 150-seat Piper’s Alley Theatre was designed by Louis DiCrescenzo specifically to be the home of the PTC’s comedy revues.

"The Golden Jubilee"

The first show at the Piper's Alley Theatre, “The Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee,” opened on July 28, 1982 and put the Practical Theatre in the national spotlight when it caught the attention of Saturday Night Live producers Dick Ebersol and Bob Tischler. Just weeks into the show’s run, Ebersol and Tischler hired the four stars of the show, Hall, Barrosse, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Gary Kroeger, as writers and performers on the well-known NBC late night comedy program.

The association with Saturday Night Live would cause considerable change within the PTC. Artistic Directors Hall and Barrosse split their time between working at SNL in New York and returning to Chicago on their breaks to oversee the Practical Theatre Company, especially pre-production and rehearsals for “Megafun,” the group’s next comedy revue in Piper’s Alley, and the opening of The Practical Women’s first main stage show at The John Lennon Auditorium, “A Cast of Squirrels Before Swine,” featuring Angela Murphy, Isabella Hoffman, Lynn Baber, Sandy Snyder and Ileen Getz. “Squirrels Before Swine’s” 13-week run at the JLA was the PTC's longest to date.

"Megafun"

The PTC’s second improvisational comedy revue at Piper’s Alley, “Megafun,” opened on March 24, 1983 and became the company’s longest-running, most successful show to date. Featured in the cast were Tom Virtue, Richard Kind, Victoria Zielinski, Jeff Lupetin, Lynn Anderson, Jamie Baron and Jane Muller. To have followed its breakthrough national success with another critical and popular hit established The Practical as arguably the preeminent comedy company in Chicago.

"Babalooney” and Off-Broadway

In the summer of 1983, after one season of SNL, Barrosse returned to full time work with the Practical Theatre Company and the group’s third comedy revue at Piper’s Alley, “Babalooney,” featuring Barrosse, Rush Pearson, Jamie Baron, Jane Muller, Lynn Baber and Rod McLachlan, with Larry Shanker on piano and Ronny Crawford on drums. In his review of the show, Richard Christiansen at The Chicago Tribune wrote, "it’s encouraging, as well as entertaining, to see the Practicals still turning out the same sweet, zany humor that first endeared them to audiences. They may have lost some of their membership to Saturday Night Live in New York and to Second City next door, but as this revue proves, they have not lost their capacity for fun." An enthusiastic Variety review caught the attention of Arthur Cantor, a New York based theatrical producer, who brought the show to the Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village in February 1984. “Babalooney” was not nearly as successful Off Broadway as it was in Chicago. The show received mixed reviews from New York critics and closed after three weeks.

Association with The Goodman Theatre

By the spring of 1984, The PTC was no longer operating in the Piper’s Alley Theatre, though it continued to stage shows at the John Lennon Auditorium in Evanston, most notably “Soapbox Sweepstakes,” a satire of the 1984 Presidential election campaigns which ran for 31 weeks, right up to Election Day. The PTC’s next comedy revue, “The Merry Guys Who Windsurf,” was staged at the Goodman Theatre studio and directed by Barrosse with a cast including Herb Metzler, John Goodrich, Ross Salinger, Kit Falsgraf, Rod McLachlan and Lynn Baber. Merry Guys was well reviewed by critics, and Bury St. Edmund at The Chicago Reader opined, "The Merry Guys Who Windsurf is going to be your basic summer comedy hit." But “Merry Guys” failed to draw large audiences to The Goodman Studio. The group continued its association with The Goodman’s Artistic Director Greg Mosher, who cast many PTC ensemble members (and musical director Larry Shanker) in his adaptation of A Christmas Carol' at the Auditorium Theatre, a landmark 3900-seat theatre in downtown Chicago. The production, whose cast included Barrosse, Hall, Frank Galati, Laura Innes and Del Close, received mixed reviews from critics.

The Last Years 1985-1988

In 1985, the Company refocused its efforts on staging plays at the John Lennon Auditorium, but after producing a pair of one-act plays, it became apparent that the 42-seat theatre would not provide enough revenue to meet the costs of an Actor’s Equity Contract the PTC had signed earlier in the year, and the group left the theatre it had built.

"Art, Ruth & Trudy"

In May 1986, the Practical Theatre Company opened its next improvisational comedy revue, “Art Ruth & Trudy” at Club Victoria, nearly two years since its last revue closed at The Goodman Studio. Featuring Barrosse, Victoria Zielinski, Jamie Baron, musical director Steve Rashid on piano, and guided by Sheldon Patinkin, Art, “Ruth & Trudy” received very positive reviews and became the longest running show in the company’s history. The show then moved to the larger Briar Street Theatre and on to the even larger Vic Theatre where it finished its 9-month run.

"Bozo the Town"

In 1987, the company premiered its last comedy review of the 1980s: “Bozo the Town” at The Vic Theatre. With Barrosse, Zielinski and Kyle Hefner in the cast, backed by Steve Rashid on piano and Don Stiernberg on guitar, “Bozo the Town” received mixed reviews and ran for two months.

"Rock Me!"

That same year, Sheldon Patinkin worked with Barrosse and Hall to develop “Rock Me!,” a show about an aging garage band for Columbia College’s New Musicals Project. On August 1, 1988, The Practical Theatre performed “Rock Me!” to a sold-out house at The Apollo Theatre. Joining Hall and Barrosse in the cast were Zielinski, Rush Pearson, Peter Van Wagner and keyboardist Larry Schanker. The production also starred fellow Northwestern alum, Megan Mullally. Rock Me! would be the last PTC performance in Chicago for 23 years.

The PTC Returns 2010

After a 22-year hiatus, the Practical Theatre Company reemerged in June 2010 when Paul Barrosse, Victoria Zielinski, and Steve Rashid opened “The Vic & Paul Show” in Los Angeles. They brought the improvisational comedy revue to Chicago for a one-week run in June 2011: the first PTC show in Chicago in 23 years. “The Vic & Paul Show” returned to Chicago in December 2011 for a two week run at Mayne Stage in the north side Rogers Park neighborhood.

Graphic Artists

The Practical Theatre Company worked with a number of distinguished graphic artists during its history, notably Ron Crawford, Gary Whitney, Paul Guinan and John Goodrich.

Rock & Roll

The group’s house rock and roll band, Riffmaster & The Rockme Foundation became a fixture on the Chicago club scene in the mid-1980s and continues to play together on occasion, most recently in 2010 at SPACE in Evanston, the college town where The Practical Theatre began. Another notable band formed by PTC members were The Daves.

Production History

Clowns (1979)

Subnormal (1979)

Playgrounds (1979)

On the Fritzz (1979)

Bag O’ Fun (1980)

Nightfall (1980)

Citizen Stumpick (1980)

Sant O’Claus on the Christmas Beat (1980)

Thrills & Glory (1981)

Subnormal (1981)

Stunning Achievements in Iowa (1981)

Scubba Hey (1981)

Beggar’s Holiday (1981)

The Brothers Bubba (1982)

Song of the Snells (1982)

No Restroom for the Wicked (1982)

The Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee (1982)

A Cast of Squirrels Before Swine (1982)

The Practical Theatre Company Meets Godzilla (1982)

Megafun (1983)

Diary of a Madman (1983)

Babalooney (1983)

My Dog Ate It (1983)

Flight (1983)

Tomato (1983)

A Passion for Being Nice (1983)

Wild Connections (1983)

Hula-Rama (1983)

The Diamond Anniversary Comedy Ball & Cakewalk (1984)

Beats Workin’: The Best of the Practical Theatre Company (1984)

Soapbox Sweepstakes: The 1984 Election Revue (1984)

The Merry Guys Who Windsurf (1984)

Noonday Demons (1985)

Wendell and Betty in the Throes of Anarchy (1985)

Art, Ruth & Trudy (1986)

Deer Season (1986)

Bozo the Town (1987)

Rockme! (1988)

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). University Theatre

Practical Theatre Company

Topical Term

College theater--Illinois--Evanston

Improvisation (Acting)

Theater

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Accession # 11-153

Accruals

The collection also contains material from Accession # 12-7, donated by Rush Pearson on 1/11/2012.

Separated Materials

24 VHS tapes (#2813-2836) of productions have been removed and placed in the Archives’ Video collection. DVD copies (#335-359) of the VHS tapes have been removed and placed in the Archives’ DVD collection. Titles of production films listed below.  Some mold-damaged items from Accession #12-7 were photocopied and discarded.  A number of posters from this accession were also removed and added to Series 31/6/77, Records of the Mee-Ow Show, as an addition.

Conditions Governing Use

Paul Barrosse is the creator of these materials and wishes to retain any copyrights.  Northwestern University has the rights to use the material per the Deed of Gift.

Conditions Governing Access

None

Scope and Contents

The collection is arranged in four series: Subject Files, Production Files, Photographs and Oversized Materials.

The Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title and contain general information about theatre budgets, history, board meetings, actors, box office numbers, etc.  These files document the development of the company’s general vision, administrative processes, physical setting, cast auditions, and interaction with the Chicago theatre/improvisation world. Examples of material include consultant’s reports, staff contact sheets, grant applications, miscellaneous histories and notes, season schedules and proposed schedules, physical renovation materials, touring information, and improvisation workshop practices, among other topics.

The Production Files are arranged alphabetically by production title and contain scripts, notes, reviews, promotional materials, and more for each production. These files document the artistic and administrative history of the productions, including developing material for shows, rehearsal and performance notes, collateral material for promoting shows, and press coverage.

The Photographs are arranged alphabetically and contain pictures of individual actors (headshots and performance shots) and of the casts of various productions.  There are some actor photographs in audition files in the Subject Files series as well.

Finally, the Oversized Materials contain several large subject files, and some production posters.  These include material covering the shooting death of David Bell and material relating to the assassination of John Lennon, for whom the John Lennon Auditorium (JLA) was named.

INVENTORY

Subject Files

Box 1

Folder 1

9th Birthday Party Invites

1988

Box 1

Folder 2

50th Opening

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 3

Actor's Equity Association

1984-1986

Box 1

Folder 4

Ads, PTC

1981-1986

Box 1

Folder 5

American Directors Institute

1987

Box 1

Folder 6

Annual Report

1979-1980

Box 1

Folder 7

Annual Financial Reports, PTC

1982-1985

Box 1

Folder 8

Annual Reports, General Not For Profit Corporation Act

1982-1983

Box 1

Folder 9

Artistic Directors' Responsibilities, PTC (Barrosse, Hall)

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 10

Artistic Statement

1983

Box 1

Folder 11

Artistic Plans

1985

Box 1

Folder 12

Artstour Magazine

1986-1987

Box 1

Folder 13

Attack Theatre

1982

Box 1

Folder 14

Attack Theatre, Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws

1979-1980

Box 1

Folder 15

Attack Theatre, Articles Written About

1986

Box 1

Folder 16

Attack Theatre, By-laws

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 17

Attack Theatre, General Materials

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 18

Attack Theatre: Reido Resignation

1982

Box 1

Folder 19

Audited Financial Statements

1982-1983

Box 1

Folder 20

Audition Forms (Completed)

1980-1982

Box 1

Folder 21

Audition Form (Blank)

1983

Box 1

Folder 22

Audition Notices

1983

Box 1

Folder 23

Audition Notice and Audition Form

1984

Box 1

Folder 24

Auditions and Resumes (Includes Photos)

c. 1986

Box 1

Folder 25

Awards Received by PTC (List)

1981-1984

Box 1

Folder 26

Barrosse, Paul, Appointment Calendar

1982

Box 1

Folder 27

Barrosse, Paul

1982-1983

Box 1

Folder 28

Barrosse, Paul, Press

1985

Box 1

Folder 29

Barrosse, Paul, Resume

1991

Box 1

Folder 30

Bell, Dave, Shooting

1983

Box 1

Folder 31

Benefit Invite Lists

1983-1984

Box 1

Folder 32

Biographies - Paul, Brad, and Julia

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 33

Board Meeting Minutes, PTC

1981-1982

Box 2

Folder 1

Board Meeting Minutes, PTC

1981-1985

Box 2

Folder 2

Boarding Meeting Minutes, PTC

1982-1983

Box 2

Folder 3

Boarding Meeting Minutes, PTC

1984-1985

Box 2

Folder 4

Boarding Meeting Minutes, PTC

1984-1985

Box 2

Folder 5

Boarding Meeting Minutes, PTC

1985-1986

Box 2

Folder 6

Boarding Meeting Minutes, PTC

1986

Box 2

Folder 7

Board of Directors report

1980-1982

Box 2

Folder 8

Board Member Materials, PTC

Dec. 1983

Box 2

Folder 9

Box Office Memo

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 10

Box Office Receipts

1981

Box 2

Folder 11

Budgets, Annual

1980-1984

Box 2

Folder 12

Budget

1984-1985

Box 2

Folder 13

Budget, Proposed

1983

Box 2

Folder 14

Budget, Revised

1985-1986

Box 2

Folder 15

Budget, PTC Shows

1983

Box 2

Folder 16

Budget Plan, 3 Year, PTC

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 17

Business Cards Layout, PTC

1982

Box 2

Folder 18

Bylaws

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 19

Cabaret Proposal

1984

Box 2

Folder 20

Calendar, PTC

1984

Box 2

Folder 21

Casey's Script (Baseball Skit)

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 22

Casting

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 23

Certificate, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

1983

Box 2

Folder 24

CIAO Proposal

1983

Box 2

Folder 25

CIAO Proposal

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 26

Citizens Party of Illinois Benefit

1982

Box 2

Folder 27

Clubland Project at The Vic, PTC

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 28

Consultants' Report Prepared for PTC

1982

Box 2

Folder 29

Contact Information, PTC

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 30

Contact Information, PTC

1982

Box 2

Folder 31

Contact Information, PTC and Attack Theatre

1979-1980

Box 3

Folder 1

Contributors, PTC

1980-1984

Box 3

Folder 2

Correspondence, Attorneys

1982

Box 3

Folder 3

Correspondence (Copies)

1980-1981

Box 3

Folder 4

Correspondence, Illinois Attorney General

1981-1982

Box 3

Folder 5

Correspondence, Playwriting

1980-1981

Box 3

Folder 6

Correspondence, Letters of Recommendation

1981-1985

Box 3

Folder 7

Correspondence, PTC and Attack Theatre

1979-1980

Box 3

Folder 8

Correspondence

1982

Box 3

Folder 9

Correspondence

1982

Box 3

Folder 10

Correspondence

1982-1983

Box 3

Folder 11

Correspondence

1983-1984

Box 3

Folder 12

Correspondence

1986

Box 3

Folder 13

Correspondence

1986-1989

Box 3

Folder 14

Creative Impact Group

1989

Box 3

Folder 15

Critic invite lists

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 16

Del Close/Secret Show

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 17

Diamond Anniversary Comedy Ball and Cakewalk

1983

Box 3

Folder 18

"Down to Earth Planning Department Report"

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 19

Engagement Contracts

1981-1982

Box 3

Folder 20

Ensemble Announcement, PTC

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 21

Evanston Arts Council

1980-1982

Box 3

Folder 22

Evanston Arts Council

1981-1982

Box 3

Folder 23

Evanston Arts Council Request

1984-1985

Box 3

Folder 24

Evanston, City of, Correspondence

1981

Box 3

Folder 25

Expenses and income Plans

1982-1983

Box 3

Folder 26

Financial Documents

1982

Box 3

Folder 27

Financial Statements, PTC

1983-1984

Box 3

Folder 28

Financial Statements

1984

Box 3

Folder 29

Financial Statements

1984-1985

Box 4

Folder 1

Forms and Master Copies, PTC

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 2

Freshmen, Letter to, PTC

Fall, 1980

Box 4

Folder 3

Fundraising Letters

1980-1983

Box 4

Folder 4

Fundraising Letters for Renovation

1982

Box 4

Folder 5

Fundraising Letters

1984

Box 4

Folder 6

Gallery Theatre

1986

Box 4

Folder 7

General Promotional Material, PTC

c. 1981

Box 4

Folder 8

Grants, Illinois Arts Council

1981-1982

Box 4

Folder 9

Grant Fund Allocation, Supplementary Info

1983-1987

Box 4

Folder 10

Guinan, Paul

1982

Box 4

Folder 11

Hall, Brad, Acting Resume

1982

Box 4

Folder 12

Hall/Barrosse, 3 year Production Plan

1985-1988

Box 4

Folder 13

History, Miscellaneous PTC

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 14

History, PTC

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 15

History, A Short, PTC

1979-1984

Box 4

Folder 16

History/Biography

1979-1987

Box 4

Folder 17

History, Practical Theatre

ca. 1979-1985

Box 4

Folder 18

Howard Street Budget

1983

Box 4

Folder 19

Huron Theatre

1981

Box 4

Folder 20

Huron Theatre agreement

1981

Box 4

Folder 21

Illinois Arts Council

1986

Box 4

Folder 22

Illinois Arts Council, Program Grant Application

1987

Box 4

Folder 23

Illinois Arts Council Evaluation

1980

Box 4

Folder 24

Illinois Arts Council Application

1981

Box 4

Folder 25

Illinois Arts Council Grant

1981-1982

Box 4

Folder 26

Illinois Arts Council Project

1982-1983

Box 4

Folder 27

Illinois Arts Council Grant

1985-1986

Box 4

Folder 28

Illinois Arts Council Artistour

1987-1988

Box 4

Folder 29

Improv Class

1988

Box 4

Folder 30

Improv Theatre Workshop

1984

Box 4

Folder 31

Industrial Film

1985

Box 4

Folder 32

Info Sent to Bruce O.

1982

Box 4

Folder 33

Information Package, Winter

1982

Box 4

Folder 34

Insurance, PTC

1982-1983

Box 5

Folder 1

ITVA Allstate videos

1985

Box 5

Folder 2

Jefferson Awards Guest List

1982

Box 5

Folder 3

Jefferson Awards Articles

1982-1984

Box 5

Folder 4

Jefferson Awards Program

1983

Box 5

Folder 5

Jefferson Awards

1985-1991

Box 5

Folder 6

Jefferson Awards

1987

Box 5

Folder 7

Jefferson Awards Committee

n.d.

Box 5

Folder 8

John Lennon Auditorium, Box Office

1982

Box 5

Folder 9

John Lennon Auditorium Closes

1985

Box 5

Folder 10

John Lennon Auditorium Design Plans and Construction Permit

1981

Box 5

Folder 11

John Lennon Auditorium

n.d.

Box 5

Folder 12

John Lennon Auditorium Photo List

1973-1980

Box 5

Folder 13

Kid's Show (PTC Children)

1983

Box 5

Folder 14

Kid's Show (PTC Children)

n.d.

Box 5

Folder 15

Gary Kroeger Clippings

n.d.

Box 5

Folder 16

Lease Agreement (703 Howard St.)

1982-1983

Box 5

Folder 17

League of Chicago Theatres Member List

1983

Box 5

Folder 18

League of Chicago Theatres

1987

Box 5

Folder 19

Lease, 703 Howard St.

1981-1984

Box 5

Folder 20

Map, World, PTC Office

n.d.

Box 5

Folder 21

Market Research, PTC

c. 1982

Box 5

Folder 22

Master Mailing List, PTC

September, 1982

Box 5

Folder 23

Meeting Notes, PTC

1982

Box 5

Folder 24

Membership-Card-Thing, PTC

1981-1982

Box 5

Folder 25

Membership-Card-Thing, PTC

1984

Box 5

Folder 26

Membership-Card-Thing, PTC

n.d.

Box 5

Folder 27

Membership Form Letters

1981-1982

Box 5

Folder 28

"Merry Christmas from Riffmaster and the Rock Me Foundation."

1981

Box 5

Folder 29

Miscellaneous Notes, PTC

1979-1983

Box 5

Folder 30

Miscellaneous Notes, PTC

1983-1989

Box 6

Folder 1

Miscellaneous Notes, PTC

1983-1984

Box 6

Folder 2

Miscellaneous Notes, PTC

1983-1985

Box 6

Folder 3

Miscellaneous Notes, PTC

1985

Box 6

Folder 4

Miscellaneous Notes, PTC

1983-1989

Box 6

Folder 5

Miscellaneous Notes, PTC

1985-1988

Box 6

Folder 6

Miscellaneous Notes, PTC

n.d.

Box 6

Folder 7

Murphy-Barrosse, Maura Ann

1986

Box 6

Folder 8

National Endowment for the Arts Request

1982-1983

Box 6

Folder 9

Newsletters, PTC

1982

Box 6

Folder 10

Newsletters/Brochure

1983

Box 6

Folder 11

Newsletters (Never Sent)

1982-1983

Box 7

Folder 1

New Space Proposal

1982-1983

Box 7

Folder 2

New Cabaret Space Proposal

1984

Box 7

Folder 3

New Play Fiesta Budget

1983

Box 7

Folder 4

New Year's Show Schedule

1983

Box 7

Folder 5

New Year's Eve

1985-1986

Box 7

Folder 6

Noyes Stage Diagram and Rental Agreement

1980

Box 7

Folder 7

North Shore Bank Loan, PTC

1984-1986

Box 7

Folder 8

Northwestern "Dialogue" Magazine

1986

Box 7

Folder 9

Notes and Lists, PTC

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 10

Organic Theatre Greenhouse

1986

Box 7

Folder 11

Personal Notes

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 12

Phoebe Project

1981

Box 7

Folder 13

Phone Numbers and Addresses

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 14

Piper's Alley Agreement

c. 1982

Box 7

Folder 15

Piper's Alley Income Potential

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 16

Piper's Alley Press Release

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 17

Planning, PTC

1981-1985

Box 7

Folder 18

Planning, PTC

1983

Box 7

Folder 19

Planning, PTC

1983

Box 7

Folder 20

Planning, PTC

1984

Box 7

Folder 21

Planning, PTC

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 22

Planning, PTC

1986-1987

Box 7

Folder 23

Plans, Summer

1983

Box 7

Folder 24

Policies, Official, PTC

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 25

Press, Articles, PTC

1981

Box 7

Folder 26

Press, Chicago Reader Clippings, PTC

1982

Box 7

Folder 27

Press, Chicago Reader Clippings, PTC

1982

Box 7

Folder 28

Press, Chicago Theatre articles

1985

Box 8

Folder 1

Press, Clippings, PTC

1980-1986

Box 8

Folder 2

Press, Feature Articles, PTC

1982-1984

Box 8

Folder 3

Press, General, PTC

1980-1981

Box 8

Folder 4

Press, General, PTC

1985-1986

Box 8

Folder 5

Press, Press Releases, PTC

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 6

Press, Reviews, PTC

1982-1987

Box 8

Folder 7

Press, Quaecumque, Spring 1980 (pg. 9)

1980

Box 8

Folder 8

Press, Quote Sheet, PTC

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 9

Press, Saturday Night Live, Pre-Press

1982-1983

Box 8

Folder 10

Press, Saturday Night Live Review Clipping

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 11

Press, Schanker, Larry, Clippings

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 12

Production Calendar

1980

Box 8

Folder 13

Production Calendar

1982

Box 8

Folder 14

Production Calendar (New)

1982

Box 8

Folder 15

Production Calendar

1984

Box 8

Folder 16

Production History, PTC

1979-1982

Box 8

Folder 17

Production History, PTC

1979-1985

Box 8

Folder 18

Progress Forms

1982

Box 8

Folder 19

Prospectus, PTC

1981

Box 8

Folder 20

Prospectus, PTC

1983

Box 8

Folder 21

Prospectus, PTC

1984

Box 8

Folder 22

Prospectus, PTC

1984

Box 8

Folder 23

Prospectus, PTC

1984

Box 8

Folder 24

Prospectus, PTC

1984-1985

Box 8

Folder 25

Prospectus, PTC

1985

Box 8

Folder 26

Prospectus, PTC

1985

Box 8

Folder 27

Q&R Recording Studios

1985

Box 8

Folder 28

Piper's Alley Renovation Plans, PTC

1981-1982

Box 8

Folder 29

Restricted Access Materials

1980

Box 8

Folder 30

Resumes

1984-1985

Box 9

Folder 1

Rock Me Foundation

1982-1986

Box 9

Folder 2

Running Orders

n.d.

Box 9

Folder 3

"Rock Me" Foundation

n.d.

Box 9

Folder 4

Rock Me Foundation

1985

Box 9

Folder 5

Rock Me benefit list

n.d.

Box 9

Folder 6

Season, PTC

1979-1980

Box 9

Folder 7

Season, PTC

1980-1982

Box 9

Folder 8

Season, PTC

1982

Box 9

Folder 9

Season, PTC

1983

Box 9

Folder 10

Season, PTC

1984

Box 9

Folder 11

Season, PTC

1985

Box 9

Folder 12

Season Plans, PTC (scrapped)

1986

Box 9

Folder 13

Season Announcements, PTC

1980

Box 9

Folder 14

Season Announcements, PTC

1981

Box 9

Folder 15

Season, Brochure, PTC

1982

Box 9

Folder 16

Season Announcements, PTC

1984

Box 9

Folder 17

Season, Expenses, PTC

1982-1983

Box 9

Folder 18

Season Planning

1985-1986

Box 9

Folder 19

Season Planning

1985

Box 9

Folder 20

Season Proposals

1983-1985

Box 9

Folder 21

Season, Proposed Schedule, PTC

1983-1985

Box 9

Folder 22

Season, Proposed Schedule, PTC

1984-1985

Box 9

Folder 23

Sheffield Space Proposal (3257 N. Sheffield)

1983

Box 9

Folder 24

Staff Memos, PTC

1983-1984

Box 9

Folder 25

Staff Meeting Minutes, PTC

1982

Box 9

Folder 26

Staff Meeting Minutes, PTC

1983-1984

Box 9

Folder 27

Staff Meeting Minutes, PTC

1984

Box 9

Folder 28

Staff Meeting Minutes, PTC

1984

Box 9

Folder 29

Staff Responsibilities, PTC

1983

Box 9

Folder 30

Staff Supplementary Info

1981

Box 9

Folder 31

Stationeries, PTC

n.d.

Box 9

Folder 32

Stormfield Theatre Company

1983

Box 9

Folder 33

Sub-rental agreement with H&R Block (2135 W. Howard St.)

1983

Box 9

Folder 34

Subscription Mailing, PTC

1981

Box 9

Folder 35

Tax Exempt Letter

1980

Box 9

Folder 36

Theatre 1983 Productions, Non-PTC

1983

Box 9

Folder 37

Theatre Leases

n.d.

Box 9

Folder 38

Tours, Promotions, Telemarketing, PTC

n.d.

Box 9

Folder 39

Touring

1983-1984

Box 9

Folder 40

Touring

1988

Box 9

Folder 41

Touring Budget, PTC

1984-1985

Box 10

Folder 1

Touring Contracts, PTC

1985-1986

Box 10

Folder 2

Van Wagner, Peter

c. 1981

Box 10

Folder 3

Victoria Entertainment (The Vic) Contract

1987

Box 10

Folder 4

Vic Theatre Move

1986

Box 10

Folder 5

WMAQ-TV Late Night Comedy Project

1986

Box 10

Folder 6

Workshop, Improv (Wednesdays)

1985

Box 10

Folder 7

Western Surety Co., Evanston City bond

1981-1985

Box 10

Folder 8

Workshop, Improv, PTC

1987

Box 10

Folder 9

Workshop Bits

n.d.

Box 10

Folder 10

Workshop Budget

1986

Box 10

Folder 11

Workshop Press and Ads

1986

Box 10

Folder 12

Zielinski, Victoria, Resume

n.d.

Box 10

Folder 13

Zielinski, Victoria, Press, Theatre

1986-1989

Box 10

Folder 14

Zielinski, Victoria

1986

Production Files

Box 10

Folder 15

"500 New Years of Rock n Roll"

1985

Box 10

Folder 16

"500 New Years of Rock & Roll," Flyers

n.d.

Box 10

Folder 17

"Art, Ruth & Trudy"

n.d.

Box 10

Folder 18

"Art, Ruth and Trudy," Actor's Equity

1987

Box 10

Folder 19

"Art, Ruth & Trudy" Bits

n.d.

Box 10

Folder 20

"Art, Ruth & Trudy," Briar Street Theatre

1986

Box 10

Folder 21

"Art, Ruth and Trudy," Cleveland Playhouse Proposal

1987

Box 10

Folder 22

"Art, Ruth & Trudy," Club Victoria

1986

Box 10

Folder 23

"Art, Ruth and Trudy," Contract

1986

Box 10

Folder 24

"Art, Ruth and Trudy," Financial Statement

1986

Box 10

Folder 25

"Art, Ruth & Trudy," Flyers

c. 1986

Box 11

Folder 1

"Art, Ruth and Trudy," Notes

n.d.

Box 11

Folder 2

"Art, Ruth & Trudy," Clippings

1986

Box 11

Folder 3

"Art, Ruth & Trudy," Clippings

1986

Box 11

Folder 4

"Art, Ruth & Trudy," Clippings

1986

Box 11

Folder 5

"Art, Ruth & Trudy," Clippings

1986

Box 11

Folder 6

"Art, Ruth and Trudy" Press

1986

Box 11

Folder 7

"Art, Ruth and Trudy," Clippings

1986

Box 11

Folder 8

"Art, Ruth and Trudy," Programs

1986

Box 11

Folder 9

"Art, Ruth and Trudy," Schedule and Budget

1986

Box 11

Folder 10

"Art, Ruth and Trudy," Stagebills

1986

Box 11

Folder 11

"Attack," Comic Book and Notes

1983

Box 11

Folder 12

Attack Theatre, "Medicaid"

1982

Box 11

Folder 13

"Babalooney"

1982

Box 11

Folder 14

"Babalooney," Ads

c. 1983

Box 11

Folder 15

"Babalooney," Bits

n.d.

Box 11

Folder 16

"Babalooney," Box Office

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 1

"Babalooney," Budget and Box Office

1983

Box 12

Folder 2

"Babalooney Chicago"

1983-1984

Box 12

Folder 3

"Babalooney," Demo Work

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 4

"Babalooney," New York

1983-1984

Box 12

Folder 5

"Babalooney," New York

1983-1984

Box 12

Folder 6

"Babalooney," New York

1984

Box 12

Folder 7

"Babalooney," New York

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 8

"Babalooney," New York Co-production Agreement

1983

Box 12

Folder 9

"Babalooney," Articles

1983

Box 12

Folder 10

"Babalooney," Articles

1983

Box 12

Folder 11

"Babalooney," New York, PTC Agreement

1983

Box 12

Folder 12

"Babalooney," Notes

1983

Box 12

Folder 13

"Babalooney," Off-Broadway Press

1984

Box 12

Folder 14

"Babalooney," Opening Night Invite List

1983

Box 12

Folder 15

"Bag O' Fun"

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 16

"Bag O' Fun"

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 17

"Bag O' Fun," Bits

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 18

"Beats Workin'"

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 19

Street Theatre Project, "Beggar's Holiday"

1981-1982

Box 12

Folder 20

"Beggar's Holiday"

1981

Box 13

Folder 1

"Beggar's Holiday," Box Office Numbers

1981-1982

Box 13

Folder 2

"Beggar's Holiday," Script

c. 1981

Box 13

Folder 3

"Beggar's Holiday," Street Theatre Project

n.d.

Box 13

Folder 4

"Bozo the Town"

1987

Box 13

Folder 5

"Bozo the Town"

1987

Box 13

Folder 6

"Bozo the Town"

1987

Box 13

Folder 7

"Bozo the Town," Actors Equity Association Security Agreement

1987

Box 13

Folder 8

"Bozo the Town," Bits

1987

Box 14

Folder 1

"Bozo the Town," Box Office

1987

Box 14

Folder 2

"Bozo the Town," Notes and Calendar

1987

Box 14

Folder 3

"Bozo the Town," Articles

1987

Box 14

Folder 4

"Bozo the Town," Vic Theatre Contract

1987

Box 14

Folder 5

"Brothers Bubba"

n.d.

Box 14

Folder 6

"Brothers Bubba," Bits

n.d.

Box 14

Folder 7

"Brothers Bubba," Box Office

1982

Box 14

Folder 8

"Brothers Bubba,"Articles

1982

Box 14

Folder 9

"Brothers Bubba," Press

1982

Box 14

Folder 10

Byfield's/Lettuce Entertain You, Agreement and Show Notes

c. 1982

Box 14

Folder 11

"Christmas Carol," Clippings and Program

1985

Box 14

Folder 12

"Burger Wars," Script

n.d.

Box 14

Folder 13

"A Christmas Carol"

1984

Box 14

Folder 14

"A Christmas Carol," Goodman Theatre

1984

Box 14

Folder 15

"A Christmas Carol," Goodman Theatre

1985

Box 14

Folder 16

"Christmas Carol," Goodman Theatre

1987

Box 14

Folder 17

"A Christmas Carol," Benefit Invitations

1984

Box 14

Folder 18

"Citizen Stumpick," Budget and Box Office

1983

Box 14

Folder 19

"Citizen Stumpick"

1980-1983

Box 14

Folder 20

"Citizen Stumpick," Reviews

1983

Box 14

Folder 21

Crosscurrents, Business and Show Information

1981

Box 14

Folder 22

"DNA," Play by Benny Cimoli

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 1

"Deer Season"

1986

Box 15

Folder 2

"Deer Season," WMAQ-TV

1986

Box 15

Folder 3

Diamond Anniversary Show

1983

Box 15

Folder 4

Diamond Cakewalk Article

1983

Box 15

Folder 5

"Diaries of a Madman"

1983

Box 15

Folder 6

"Diaries of a Madman"

1983

Box 15

Folder 7

"Diaries of a Madman," Reviews and Ads

1983

Box 15

Folder 8

"Dr. Guitar and the Hit Men"

1987

Box 15

Folder 9

"Song of Dr. Guitar"

August, 1987

Box 15

Folder 10

"Dr. Guitar"

1988

Box 15

Folder 11

"Elmo and June Confront Concepts Much Larger Than Themselves," Stormfield Theatre

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 12

"Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee"

1982

Box 15

Folder 13

"Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee"

1983

Box 15

Folder 14

"Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee"

1983

Box 15

Folder 15

"Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee," Clippings

1982

Box 15

Folder 16

"Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee," Fundraising Letters

1982

Box 15

Folder 17

"Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee," Income

1982

Box 15

Folder 18

"Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee," Press Release

1982

Box 15

Folder 19

"Golden Jubilee," Showbook Notes

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 20

"The Gun Piece"

1982

Box 15

Folder 21

"Hands Across Howard," Articles

1983

Box 15

Folder 22

"Hula Rama," Playbill & Article

1983

Box 16

Folder 1

"Hula-Rama," Reviews

1983

Box 16

Folder 2

"In the Jungle of Cities," Program

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 3

"In the Jungle of Cities," Reviews

1982

Box 16

Folder 4

"Kablooey"

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 5

"Kablooey!," Program

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 6

"Kablooey!," Press Release

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 7

"Kablooey," Reviews

1982

Box 16

Folder 8

"Kazoo"

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 9

"Megafun"

c. 1983

Box 16

Folder 10

"Megafun," Ads

1983

Box 16

Folder 11

"Megafun"

1983

Box 16

Folder 12

"Mega-Fun Scripts Collection"

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 13

"Megafun," Box Office

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 14

"Megafun," Budget

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 15

"Megafun," Flyers, Contracts, Articles

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 16

"Megafun," Press

1983

Box 16

Folder 17

"Megafun," Press

1983

Box 16

Folder 18

"Mega-Fun," Reviews

1983

Box 16

Folder 19

"Merry Guys Who Windsurf"

1984

Box 16

Folder 20

"Merry Guys Who Windsurf"

1984

Box 16

Folder 21

"Merry Guys," Bits

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 22

"Merry Guys," Bits

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 23

"Merry Guys Who Windsurf," Box Office and Schedule

1984

Box 16

Folder 24

"Merry Guys Who Windsurf"

1984

Box 16

Folder 25

"Murder at the Old Victoria Theatre"

1986

Box 16

Folder 26

"Murder at the Old Vic"

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 27

"My Dog Ate It"

c. 1983

Box 17

Folder 1

"My Dog Ate It and Other Fables of Education"

n.d.

Box 17

Folder 2

"My Dog Ate It," Box Office

n.d.

Box 17

Folder 3

"My Dog Ate It," Budget

1983

Box 17

Folder 4

"My Dog Ate It," Contracts

1983

Box 17

Folder 5

"My Dog Ate It," Reviews

1983

Box 17

Folder 6

"Mee-Ow"

1980

Box 17

Folder 7

"Nasty, Brutus and Short"

n.d.

Box 17

Folder 8

New Vaudeville Revue

1990

Box 17

Folder 9

New Year's Show Box Office

1982-1983

Box 17

Folder 10

New York Show Proposal

1983

Box 17

Folder 11

"Nightfall"

1980

Box 17

Folder 12

"No Restroom for the Wicked"

1982

Box 17

Folder 13

"No Restroom for the Wicked"

1982

Box 17

Folder 14

"Noonday Demons"

1985

Box 17

Folder 15

"Noonday Demons" and "Wendell & Betty"

1985

Box 17

Folder 16

"Noonday Demons" and "Wendell & Betty," Project Summary

1985

Box 17

Folder 17

"Noonday Demons" and "Wendell and Betty"

1985

Box 17

Folder 18

"On the Campaign Trail With Reed O'Branson"

n.d.

Box 17

Folder 19

"On the Campaign Trail With Reed O'Branson"

n.d.

Box 17

Folder 20

"On the Campaign Trail With Reed O'Branson"

n.d.

Box 17

Folder 21

"Organic Show"

n.d.

Box 17

Folder 22

"Overnight Guest"

1986

Box 17

Folder 23

"Overnight Guest"

1986-1989

Box 17

Folder 24

"Overnight Guest," Article

1986

Box 17

Folder 25

"Playgrounds," Attack Theatre

1979

Box 17

Folder 26

PTC Radio Project

n.d.

Box 17

Folder 27

Radio WXRT, "Holiday Extravaganza"

1983

Box 17

Folder 28

"Restoration," Correspondence

1985

Box 17

Folder 29

"Rock Me"

1985

Box 18

Folder 1

"Rock Me!," Script

21-Jul-88

Box 18

Folder 2

"Rock Me!," Script

28-Jul-88

Box 18

Folder 3

"Rock Me," Apollo

1988

Box 18

Folder 4

"Rock Me," Articles and Flyers

1982

Box 18

Folder 5

"Rock Me," Promo

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 6

"Rock Me," Records

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 7

"Rock n Roll Christmas"

1985

Box 18

Folder 8

"Rock & Roll Christmas"

1989

Box 18

Folder 9

"Roundup," Flyers

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 10

"Scubba Hey!"

1981

Box 18

Folder 11

"Scubba Hey"

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 12

"Scubba Hey," Bits

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 13

"Scubba Hey," Box Office

1981

Box 18

Folder 14

"Secret Show"/Del Close/Official Comedy Surveys

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 15

The Shades, Concert Material

1983

Box 18

Folder 16

"Soapbox Sweepstakes"

1984

Box 18

Folder 17

"Soapbox Sweepstakes"

1984

Box 18

Folder 18

"Soapbox Sweepstakes"

1984

Box 18

Folder 19

"Soapbox Sweepstakes"

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 20

"Soapbox Sweepstakes," Flyers

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 21

"Soapbox," Reviews

1984

Box 19

Folder 1

"Song of the Snells," Ad

1982

Box 19

Folder 2

"Song of the Snells"

1982

Box 19

Folder 3

"Song of the Snells," Contracts

n.d.

Box 19

Folder 4

"Song of the Snells," Press

1982

Box 19

Folder 5

"Subnormal"

1979

Box 19

Folder 6

"Subnormal"

1981

Box 19

Folder 7

"Subnormal," Actor Contracts

1981

Box 19

Folder 8

"Subnormal" and "Stunning Achivements in Iowa," notes

n.d.

Box 19

Folder 9

"Subnormal," Review

1981

Box 19

Folder 10

"Subnormal," Script and Notes

1979

Box 19

Folder 11

"Subgenius"

1982

Box 19

Folder 12

"Stunning Achievements in Iowa"

1981

Box 19

Folder 13

"Stunning Achievements in Iowa," Script

1980

Box 19

Folder 14

"Stunning Achievements in Iowa," Reviews

1981

Box 19

Folder 15

"Squirrels Before Swine"

1982-1983

Box 19

Folder 16

"Thrills & Glory"

1981

Box 19

Folder 17

"Thrills and Glory," Bits

n.d.

Box 19

Folder 18

"Thrills & Glory," Box Office

1981

Box 19

Folder 19

"Thrills & Glory," Reviews

n.d.

Box 19

Folder 20

"Triton"

n.d.

Box 19

Folder 21

"Triton," Script

n.d.

Box 19

Folder 22

"Up Late With Art, Ruth & Trudy"

1986-1990

Box 19

Folder 23

"Vic & Paul Show, The"

2011

Box 19

Folder 24

"Violation," Attack Theatre

1982

Box 19

Folder 25

"Wendell & Betty," Budget

n.d.

Box 19

Folder 26

Westin Gig

n.d.

Box 19

Folder 27

"Willow Street Carnival"

1989

Box 19

Folder 28

"WPTC"

n.d.

Box 19

Folder 29

WTTW "Jubilee," Program

1982

Box 19

Folder 30

"Yuk Shak"

1981

Photographs

Box 20

Folder 1

"Babalooney"

1983

Box 20

Folder 2

"Babalooney," New York

1983-1984

Box 20

Folder 3

"Bag O' Fun"

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 4

Baron, Jaime

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 5

"Beats Workin'"

1982

Box 20

Folder 6

"Beggar's Holiday," and Texas Renaissance Festival

1981

Box 20

Folder 7

Bell, David

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 8

"Brothers Bubba"

1982

Box 20

Folder 9

Cast Photos, PTC

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 10

Cast Photos by Dale York of Photo Impressions, PTC

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 11

"Citizen Stumpick"

1983

Box 20

Folder 12

"Diaries of a Madman"

1983

Box 20

Folder 13

"Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee"

1983

Box 20

Folder 14

Hall, Brad

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 15

"Hula-Rama," Practical Women

1984

Box 20

Folder 16

"In the Jungle of Cities"

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 17

"Kablooey"

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 18

Kaufman, Mark D.

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 19

Kroeger, Gary

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 20

"Mega-Fun"

c. 1983

Box 20

Folder 21

"Merry Guys Who Windsurf"

1984

Box 20

Folder 22

"My Dog Ate It"

c. 1983

Box 20

Folder 23

"Nightfall"

1980

Box 20

Folder 24

"Noonday Demons" / Wendell & Betty

1985

Box 20

Folder 25

"No Restroom for the Wicked"

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 26

"On the Campaign Trail With Reed O'Branson" / "Sant O'Claus"

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 27

"On the Fritz"

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 28

"Playgrounds"

1979

Box 20

Folder 29

"PTC Meets Godzilla" (On WTTW)

1983

Box 20

Folder 30

McLachlan, Roderick

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 31

Rock Me Foundation

1985

Box 20

Folder 32

"Scubba hey"

1981

Box 20

Folder 33

"Soapbox Sweepstakes"

1984

Box 20

Folder 34

"Song of the Snells"

1982

Box 20

Folder 35

"Squirrels Before Swine," PTC Women

n.d.

Oversized Materials

Box 21

Folder 1

Oversized Posters

n.d.

Scope and Contents

"Beggar's Holiday"; "Brothers Bubba"'; "Clowns"; "Golden 50th Anniversary Jubliee"; "In the Jungle of Cities"; "Kablooey"; "Megafun"; "My Dog Ate It"; "No Restroom for the Wicked"; "On the Fritz" and "Playgrounds"; "Scubba Hey"; "Song of the Snells"; "Squirrels Before Swine"; "Citizen Stumpick"; "Stunning Achievements in Iowa"; "Subnormal"; "Subnormal" Program Layout; "Thrills & Glory"

Box 21

Folder 2

Bell, David, Murder/Gun Control Clippings

1981

Box 21

Folder 3

General Clippings, PTC

1979-1980

Box 21

Folder 4

John Lennon Murder Magazines/Articles/Book/Poster

1972-1981