Originally presented at LaMaMa e.t.c. on June 17th, 1965, the play, written by experimental theatre legend, Tom Eyen, has since become a favorite amongst those wanting to experience the virtuosity and brashness of the 1960's East Village experimental theatre scene. Its' title character "Hanna" is recognized as an icon representative of all the crudeness, exuberance, decadence and off-the-cuff profundities of the era.
The story of Why Hanna's Skirt Won't Stay Down centers on title character Hanna O' Brien, a 42nd street porno palace ticket-taker who works the midnight to eight shift who spends her days standing over the breezy hole of a Coney Island Funhouse. On one particular Saturday, Hanna, an older woman, encounters Arizona, a young, gorgeous narcissist who spends his time in front of the mirror maze. The non-linear, narrative play spins into the abstract to create a circular whole, as both characters spiral into a raucous and absurd, introspective journey of their past relationships and lives in Classic Eyen neo-expressionist fashion.
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