“Yes Is For a Very Young Man”

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Dan Beach just rediscovered this image from a play by Gertrude Stein, “Yes Is For a Very Young Man.”  It was shot at 125 Western Ave., and that’s me on the right. (It was while was living in New York, and was hired to come back to Boston for a  few shows, so I’d guess at about 1965 or ’66.)

Gertrude Stein's "Yes Is For a Very Young Man" (1965 or '66)


  1. Dave Svens on March 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Sure do remember this play. It was a Theater Company of Boston production and featured Paul Benedict (later Mr. Bentley on “The Jeffersons”). I remember the dialogue was loaded with repetitions. I think I was a lighting assistant under Chas Norton on this production that took 2 or 3 days to tape. I’m guessing the tape is long gone.

    • Don Hallock on March 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      Good going. Do you remember, Dave, who directed this production? Best wishes, Don

      • Dave Svens on March 5, 2011 at 8:53 pm

        No, I’m not sure who directed although one name that popped into mind was Chris Sarson. I believe he was at GBH as part of some kind of an exchange program (possibly with the BBC?) Maybe Fred Barzyk will check in.

    • Don Hallock on March 6, 2011 at 1:47 pm

      Hi Dave,
      Here’s Dan Beach’s recollection of some of the personnel on “Yes….” As you can see, I’ve sent it on to Jay Collier. Cheers, Don

      Hi Jay,
      Here’s some more information on “Yes Is for A Very Young Man.” Dan Beach was able to provide it. Dan has a great memory! Could you include it in the photo caption, and delete the reference to Fred Barzyk? Thanks, Don

      • Jay Collier on March 7, 2011 at 9:25 am

        Thanks Don! I changed your caption.

        Here’s what Dan Beach wrote, folks:

        I’m pretty sure it was Greg Harney directing in association with David Wheeler (who directed the Theatre Company of Boston), His wife Bronia Stefan was one of the actors, along with Paul Benedict.

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