|Michael J. Anderson (featured) and Flora in Endangered Species, Martha Clarke, 1990. Photo: Martha Swope|
Surely Harvey Lichtenstein has many a tale about the numerous leading ladies who have trod BAM's boards. But probably few have been as voluptuous, wrinkled, or grey as Flora.
Harvey tells the story of housing Flora, a nine-year-old African elephant, in the parking lot across the street from the BAM Majestic (now Harvey) Theater. Flora appeared in Endangered Species, directed by Martha Clarke, which opened the 1990 Next Wave Festival.
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The complete Harvey Lichtenstein Oral History, featuring John Rockwell interviewing Harvey, is available at the BAM Hamm Archives.