F. Lawrence (Larry) Hart Collection

 

Dates: 1973-1990
Size: 6 oversize folders
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: SPE: Archives_CTC_LHC
Provenance: Mr. Hart donated copies of his posters and programs to the Chicago Theater Collection in 1990.
Access: No restrictions.
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: F. Lawrence (Larry) Hart, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library

Biographical Note

Born in Wyoming, F. Lawrence (Larry) Hart entered the Chicago theatre community as a student in the Goodman Theatre where he graduated in 1968. His first poster was for Sweet Eros and Mighty Aphrodite when it was staged by Kingston Mines in the apartment of Donna Dunlap in 1973. His next poster for Organic’s The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit was such a success that many other theater’s began to commission him, including Steppenwolf Theatre, Pary Players, Next Theatre in Evanston and Victory Gardens.

Mr. Hart’s acting credits are as numerous as his poster designs. He has performed at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago City Players, and Touchstone, as well as being a founding member of the Kingston Mines Theatre company and Pary Players.

Arrangement

The posters are arranged by theater. Miscellaneous posters are listed at the end.

Related Materials

For additional production information on many of these shows, see also:

Container List

Pary Productions

Folder 1 1.1 My Foot, My Tutor / Geography of a Horse Dreamer
Folder 1 1.2 Toward Zero
Folder 5 5.6 Toward Zero
Folder 1 1.3 The Phone Room
Folder 1 1.4 The Dodo Bird
Folder 5 5.4 The Dodo Bird
Folder 1 1.5 Women Behind Bars
Folder 1 1.6 The Sea Anchor
Folder 1 1.7 The Irish Hebrew Lesson
Folder 1 1.8 Making It
Folder 1 1.9 Thespis
Folder 5 5.7 Thespis
Folder 1 1.10 Drums
Folder 1 1.11 The Empire Builders
Folder 1 1.12 The New American Vaudeville Circus
Folder 5 5.1 The Wicked Cooks
Folder 5 5.2 And They Used to Star in Movies/The Interview
Folder 5 5.3 Poor Murderer
Folder 5 5.5 Josephine: the Mouse Singer
Folder 5 5.8 Change
Folder 5 5.9 Magic Afternoon

Next Theatre Company

Folder 2 2.1 Scarecrows
Folder 2 2.2 Incident at Vichy
Folder 2 2.3 The Art of Dining
Folder 2 2.4 The House of Blue Leaves
Folder 2 2.5 The Normal Heart
Folder 2 2.6 Johnny on the Spot
Folder 2 2.7 The Man in the Glass Booth
Folder 2 2.8 The Enormous Room
Folder 2 2.9 Knuckle
Folder 5 5.15 Knuckle
Folder 2 2.10 In the Fallen City
Folder 2 2.11 Abington Square
Folder 5 5.10 Memoir
Folder 5 5.11 The Octette Bridge Club
Folder 5 5.12 Anna Christie
Folder 5 5.13 The Film Society
Folder 5 5.14 Johnny on the Spot
Folder 5 5.16 1988-1989 Season brochure

Victory Gardens

Folder 3 3.1 The Magnolia Club
Folder 3 3.2 Subscription brochure 1975-1976
Folder 3 3.3 Jessie and the Bandit Queen
Folder 6 6.2 Jessie and the Bandit Queen (3 items)
Folder 3 3.4 Wild Indian
Folder 6 6.3 Wild Indian
Folder 3 3.5 American Dreams
Folder 6 6.1 The Benevolent Devil

Organic

Folder 3 3.6 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part I
Folder 3 3.7 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part II
Folder 6 6.4 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part II
Folder 3 3.8 Fornocopia
Folder 3 3.9 Heat
Folder 6 6.5 The Special Prosecutor (2 items)

Miscellaneous

Folder 4 4.1 Lunching, Body Politic
Folder 6 6.14 Lunching, Body Politic (3 items)
Folder 6 6.13 Spring’s Awakening, Body Politic
Folder 4 4.2 Nellie Toole & Co., Chicago Theatre Associates
Folder 6 6.12 Attempted Rescue on Avenue B, Chicago Theatre Strategy
Folder 6 6.11 The Successful Life of Three, Chicago Theatre Strategy
Folder 4 4.3 Suicide in B Flat, Chicago Theatre Strategy
Folder 4 4.4 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Illinois Arts Council – Organic Theatre
Folder 4 4.5 Dandelion Wine, Goodman Theatre
Folder 4 4.6 Sweet Eros and Mighty Aphrodite, Kingston Mines Apartment Theatre
Folder 6 6.8 The Man in 605, Performance Community/Piven Theatre
Folder 4 4.7 Aesop’s Greatest Hits, Piven Theatre Workshop
Folder 6 6.6 Old Tales by the Young, Piven Theatre Workshop
Folder 4 4.8 Play It by Ear, Stage Left
Folder 6 6.9 Play It by Ear, Stage Left
Folder 4 4.9 Our Late, Steppenwolf Theatre
Folder 6 6.10 Theatre Building: ‘The Poster Art of Larry Hart’
Folder 6 6.7 Not I, Thistle
Folder 4 4.10 Tiny Alice, Touchstone Theatre
Folder 4 4.11 Lone Star, Travel Light Theatre
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