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iisentaku commented about Theatre 80 St. Marks on Oct 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Interesting to read what others have written/said about Theatre 80. My own perspective is a bit more personal: My mother, Roxanne Smith, was Howard Otway’s co-producer. She raised money to fix up the space as a theatre. She also raised money and co-produced, THIS HERE NICE PLACE, Howard Otway’s play, that opened Theatre 80 for live theatre.

I am happy to learn that the Otway family still run Theatre 80. And, I hope that someday, someone will do the homework and write a true and full history of how the place came to be, and what happened there.

Those few of us who were around then —and can still recall any of the events— are not going to be around forever.