Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Chronic Ills of Robert Zimmerman AKA Bob Dylan (A Lie)
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'"The Chronic Ills of Robert Zimmerman" is a surrealo-absudist theatrical re-imagining of the life and weird times of folk-rock legend and pop cultural icon Bob Dylan. We follow Bob/Robert as he begins his career by running away from home at ten, twelve, thirteen, fifteen, fifteen-and-a-half, seventeen and eighteen years old. Instructed by Woody Guthrie, he goes in pursuit of a holy grail of songs armed only with a fascist-killing guitar and a dream.

Accidentally renamed Dylan in a New York public hospital, he then encounters, corrupts, jams and gets lost at sea with fellow icons Ginsberg, Lennon, Pound, Eliot, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Billy Bragg, and a hipster-Yiddish speaking Abraham Lincoln (to name a few). Source: / (Sighted 17/02/2010).


  • '"The Chronic Ills of Robert Zimmerman" was part of the Tamarama Rock Surfers 2009 'Late Sessions' Season, is in development with TRS's 'Early Sessions' development Program, and was supported by The Riverside Theatres as part of their BREAKOUT program and with Hot House Theatres as part of their Month in the Country Residency.' Source: (Sighted 17/02/2010)

Production Details

  • World premiere production by the Tamarama Rock Surfers at the Old Fitzroy Theatre, 129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo. May 2009. Director: Lucinda Gleeson.

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