The company wanted a "grand gesture" to accompany their final production.
I scanned a buffalo nickel replica, cut-out the image, and found a new home for it among the stars and bars.
Every summer for nearly 30 years, Mary-Arrchie also produced the "Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins" Play Festival
The "Abbie Fest" featured dozens - if not hundreds - of performers and itinerant companies performing short plays non-stop for 72 hours.
Previous "Abbie Fest" posters were simple, utilizing a hand-drawn caricature of the famous "Yippie." For this final incarnation, we wanted something that would reflect the weight of the moment...
The skull of Abbie Hoffman seemed like a proper symbol for the end of this era in Chicago theatre.
We even made t-shirts.