Abbie! Toronto Crew ‘98

Title

Abbie! Toronto Crew ‘98

Subject

Yippies

Description

Written, produced, and starring Bern Cohen, the play Abbie! commemorates the life of Youth International Party founder and 60s icon, Abbie Hoffman. Hoffman’s long history in social and political activism is most well-known for his role in the 1968 police riot outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Hoffman and his fellow Yippies practiced a kind of absurdist, anarchic and often theatrical approach to social critique and activism. For example, at the 1968 convention, the Yippies nominated a pig, "Pigasus," for U.S. President.

Creator

Abbie Production Team

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

1998

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

Abbie Production Team, “Abbie! Toronto Crew ‘98,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed November 28, 2021, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/219.

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