A tribe of primitive "mudpeople" encounter a croquet ball, rolling through their forest. Following it, they find themselves on a vast, deserted Long Island estate. Entering, they begin to become civilized and assume the stereotypical roles and dress of people at a weekend party. There follows an allegory of upper-class behavior. At last, they begin to devolve toward their original status, and after a battle at croquet, they disappear into the woods.
18 January 1973 (UK)
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Most of the ensemble cast were taken from Broadway and Off-Broadway with some coming from Andy Warhol
's "The Factory", some coming from the low-budget movie-making sector, with some the film being their first ever screen credit for acting. See more
Featured in The Wandering Company
Sung by Bobby Short
Music by Joe Raposo
Lyrics by George W.S. Trow
(as George Swift Trow) and Michael O'Donoghue See more