On April 7 at the New Hazlett Theater, you will hear a live Festival Concert featuring songs from the "116 MacDougal" soundtrack performed by the actor-singers playing the iconic roles in the upcoming feature film that takes us back in time—
It’s 1962. You’re sitting at a small table in a converted coal cellar in the Beatnik East Village. Tonight, 20-year-old Bobby Dylan, Peter Paul & Mary, Tom Paxton, Dave Van Ronk, Len Chandler, Hugh Romney (Wavy Gravy), Carolyn Hester, Allen Ginsberg, Johnny Cash, John Brent, the Red Scare, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the House Un-American Activities Committee, the Civil Rights, Feminist and Gay Rights Movements, the Mafia, City Hall, the FBI, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol, all converge and revolutionize music, literature, protest, politics, culture and counterculture—across decades and generations. Forever.
It’s Pittsburgh-native John Mitchell’s place. “I was playing on the regular bill at the Gaslight, the premier club on the carnivalesque MacDougal Street. [T]he Gaslight was owned by John Mitchell, a renegade and raconteur. He was ornery and combatant, had an exotic looking girlfriend who Jack Kerouac had based a novel on. Mitchell was already legendary.”—Bob Dylan, Chronicles.
Welcome to an evening at The Gaslight Café!