From "The Memoirs, Chapter Three" -
Our friend, the artist Billy King, was always coming up with new and
crazy ideas. So when we got the agreement with the University
of Washington to do our "Radical Theater Week," he said, Guys, I got
just the thing.
Billy had married Olga, a Russian
dark-eyed beauty, and she was about to have a baby! He had been
working on an art project, naturally, to commemorate the birth of
this, their first child. He wanted to cover over completely this
old car he had with plaster and let it sit for a period of
“pregnancy” and then, with sculptor’s smock, mallet and chisel, give
“Birth to a Chevy.” We all thought it was the perfect event to be
the centerpiece of our radical theater week!
As we marched around the Chevy with our marching kazoo band, Billy
would climb on the car and dump plaster all over it.
Well, our “Radical Theater Week” was
a big success. Billy King’s art event, the kick-off for the week
was well covered in the local papers.
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...NEXT: GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE