Ellen Stewart
(© Jonathan Slaff)
Ellen Stewart
(© Jonathan Slaff)
Elizabeth Swados' The La Mama Cantata will be preserved on a cast album to be recorded on Wednesday, December 28.

The work is a musical depiction of the life and times of Ellen Stewart, the late founder and artistic director of La MaMa E.T.C., with a text comprised of Stewart's own words as well as those of others who wrote about and knew the legendary woman affectionately called "Mama." It is performed by a company of 18.

The piece, which premiered at the theater in early November, will have two encore performances on December 29-30.

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