From the deep archives: Jon Lipsky’s MASTER OF ECSTASY

April 30, 2012


I only just last week belatedly learned from the Boston University alumni magazine of the death of Jon Lipsky (above) over a year ago — March 25, 2011, at age 66 from cancer. When I lived in Boston in the second half of the 1970s, Lipsky belonged to a small hardy population of talented artists passionately committed to making experimental theater in Boston, rather than accepting the conventional wisdom that you had to move to New York to do such things. As a tribute to Jon, I’ve posted on my writing archive the admiring review I wrote, as an eager young theater critic for the Boston Phoenix, of a play he wrote in collaboration with the ensemble who called themselves Reality Theater. The play was Master of Ecstasy, and I’m still surprised that the play never had a life after its original production. Check it out here and let me know what you think.

 

2 Responses to “From the deep archives: Jon Lipsky’s MASTER OF ECSTASY”

  1. Sue Says:

    Don, I stumbled on this lovely post. I worked with Steve, Suzanne and Jon with Present Stage in Northampton in the early 80’s — they were all amazing theater artists. What a tremendous loss to lose Jon so young.


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