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Ethyl Eichelberger Biography (1945-)
Born James Roy, July 17, 1945, in Pelkin, IL; name legally changed in 1975; took his own life, August 14, 1990, in Staten Island, NY; son of Amish parents.
- Birth Details
- July 17, 1945
- Pelkin, Illinois, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- Scrub Woman, La Fleur, Bertha, Caprice, Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Performing Garage, New York City, 1976.
- Gunther and Fricka, Der Ring Gott Farblonjet, Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Truck & Warehouse Theatre, New York City, 1977.
- Hamilcar Barca, Salammbo (also see below), Ridiculous Theatrical Company,1985-86.
- Mrs. Nurdiger, The Artificial Jungle, Ridiculous Theatrical Company, 1986-87.
- Emilia, Abbess at Espesus, Courtesan, The Comedy of Errors, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1987.
- Ballad Singer, The Threepenny Opera, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1989.
- Berkeley, Buzzsaw Berkeley, WPA Theatre, New York City, 1989.
- Measure for Measure, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1990.
- Also appeared in Lucrezia Borgia, 1982-83; solo performance, Collective Work, New York City, 1987; King, Fool, and Cordelia in Leer; Hamlet and Oedipus Rex, Knox College; Change in A Void Moon, Pyramid Club, New York City; President Lincoln and Mary Todd, The Lincolns, Lincoln Center, New York City.
Credits; STAGE WORK; HAIRSTYLIST
- Cloud 9, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1981.
- America Kicks Up Its Heels, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1983.
- Wigs, Vieux Carre, WPA Theatre, 1983.
- The Mystery of Irma Vep, Ridiculous Theatrical Company, 1984-85.
- Salammbo, Ridiculous Theatrical Company, 1985-86.
- The Artificial Jungle, Ridiculous Theatrical Company, 1986-87.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- As himself, The Doors, 1991.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Encyclopedia, HBO, 1988.
- Also appeared as Abbess and Courtesan, The Comedy of Errors (special), 1987.
- Author of Leer (a one-man comic rendition of Shakespeare's Lear); DilbertDingle-Dong (an adaptation of Moliere's George Dandin); Hamlette (an adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet for female in title role); Das Vedanya Mama (a variation on Chekov's plays); Fiasco (based on "The Royal Family"); Ariadne Obnoxious (a comic parody of the Strauss opera Ariadne auf Naxos); and other comedies for Ridiculous Theatrical Company.
- Daily News, August 14, 1990.
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