Ronald Tavel, In Search of the Cobra Jewels -- Mr. Tavel forgot his lines at one performance and substituted flinging a metal cabaret pedestal table onto the stage.
Ronald Tavel, In Search of the Cobra Jewels
Agosto Machado as the Harvey Fierstein character, In Search of the Cobra Jewels, 1972
"Once again Donald L. Brooks has
done a production that gets to me so
personally that I can hardly talk about
it coherently.  Once again he has
concocted an indecipherable mixture of
brilliance, ineptitude, and nearly
pathological acting-out.

Brooks certainly has a flair for raw
theatricality, and he persistently
confronts in his work subjects, styles,
and personal equations which to others
appear in bad taste and simply too
dangerous.  First I was entertained,
then I was frightened, then I didn't
know where I was and my mind was
left burning with contradictions.  What
kind of theatre is that?"

-- Michael Smith, the village VOICE,
October 12, 1972
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H. M. Koujtoukas, In Search of the Cobra Jewels
Flyer for In Search of the Cobra Jewels designed by Donald L. Brooks
In Search of the Cobra Jewels by Harvey Fierstein directed by Donald L. Brooks -- Mario Montez walks across the bodies of the Chorus
H. M. Koutoukas, Mario Montez and an undulating Chorus, In Search of the Cobra Jewels
H. M. Koutoukas
Harvey Tavel as Death hovers over H. M. Koutoukas as Noel Swann, In Search of the Cobra Jewels
Harvey Tavel
as "Death",
with H. M.
Koutoukas
Ronald Tavel
Agosto Machado
Ronald Tavel
Mario Montez as the Cobra Priestess
H. M. Koutoukas, In Search of the Cobra Jewels
H. M. Koutoukas
Mario Montez as the Priestess, In Search of the Cobra Jewels
Mario Montez
In Search of the Cobra Jewels with Jon Jon and Ronald Tavel, 1972
Ronald Tavel with Jon Jon
Mario Montez and H. M. Koutoukas, In Search of the Cobra Jewels, 1972
Mario Montez with H. M. Koutoukas