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Published on May 30, 2010
Playwright Robert Patrick sings memories of the personnel of the Caffe Cino (NYC 1958-1968), the first Off-Off Broadway theatre. See over 60 pages of images from and relating to this historic theatre starting at caffecino dot wordpress dot com
EXTRA VERSES: Joe retired from dancing, thinking, "Folksongs, poetry, coffee drinking, As free from ructions and from riots As next door bookstore Milton Wyatt's."
How were their tiny earnings spent? Josie upstairs got the rent. Mona's Royal Roost got their salary, And their time, the Thompson Gallery.
Shirley Stoler, Richard Smithies, Glenn DuBose was right there with these When Bill Mitchell told the coterie "Let's do plays instead of poetry."
Larry Loonin did skits wittily. Fire burned out Jean-Claude van Itallie. Late John Borske missed Keith Carsey As did Ted Mornel and Marcie.