1988: Ripped Van Winkle

Fall of 1988, Tour: Midwest

Written by Joan Holden & Ellen Callas with Sharon Lockwood & Keiko Shimosato Carreiro,
      Nabil Al-Hadithy & Isa Nidal Totah with Harvey Varga, Arthur Holden & Nidal Nazzal
Music by Bruce Barthol & Randy Craig
Lyrics by Bruce Barthol
Directed by Daniel Chumley

RIPPED featured Ed Holmes, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro,
Arthur Holden, Audrey Smith, Sharon Lockwood & Harry Rothman
and band members Louis Blumberg, Randy Craig, Dan Hart & Barrett Nelson

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View playbill, Fall 1988

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Poster Design: Victor Moscoso

It's 1968, and anti-war activist, free-loving Rip is in San Francisco, grooving at Summer Solstice in Golden Gate Park. He takes a hit of acid from a "beautiful stranger" . . . . and wakes up 20 years later. Follow the adventures of our furry, freaked-out hero as he finds out where his friends are... what happened to the revolution... who was the mystery lady and what mission she has planned for him the cold, new world of 1988.
Production Photo
Photographer: Neal Robert Miller
Pictured: Audrey Smith

Reviews and Articles:

"The troupe's boldness and enduring popularity haven't gone unnoticed."
Los Angeles Times - 12/16/88

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