La MaMa's 1983 production of Sam Shepard's
The Tooth of Crime
Directed by George Ferencz

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La MaMa E.T.C.’s highly entertaining new revival of “The Tooth of Crime”, as directed by George Ferencz, brings demystifying clarity to a work often dismissed as a smoky head trip.  This interpretation makes a compelling case for “The Tooth of Crime” as one of Mr. Shepard’s best plays and perhaps the best American drama on the cancerous nature of fame.  

- Ben Brantley, New York Times

But every factor that would seem to be dragging “Tooth” into the shadows of nostalgia instead gives it a new vibrancy. The sense of years having passed, most evident in the face and body of the undeniably middle-aged Mr. Wise, only makes the central conflict more affecting.

- Andy Propst,  Village Voice

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