Saturday, September 13, we had the last performance of the O Best Beloved 2014 tour at Adam Sussman’s Parker Street Odditorium — and it was fantastic!
Mr Sussman sent this dispatch to Facebook after the show:
Much to the surprise and delectation of all assembled, at the end of the show, two galant strangers stood up to announce that the production had been awarded an Awesome Foundation AWESOME GRANT for $1000 and presented directors Joan Howard and Rebecca Longworth with the prize in LED lit suitcase complete with branded sunglasses! — with Joan Howard andRebecca Longworth.
And indeed! Board members of the San Francisco Awesome Foundation surprised us with a glowing briefcase full of dollars after the show! We’re proud, elated, and really really grateful to be awesome.
Joan and Rebecca had to don shades to take in the awesomeness of the Awesome Foundation’s generous grant!
Coming up at 2pm this Saturday, September 13 at the Parker Street Odditorium (2310 Parker Street, Berkeley) — the final performance of the O Best Beloved 2014 Tour!
Kolokolo bird in the Wait-a-Bit thorn bush. Noe Valley, August 24. Photo by Tim Guydish.
Elly and the Giraffe at Noe Valley, August 24. Photo by Tim Guydish.
Samuel Peaches’ Peripatetic Players get serious about a song in Noe Valley on August 24. Photo by Tim Guydish.
During our tour, we’ve played to almost 1,000 people, paused for the BART to go by, chased after dogs running under the stage, shared our playing space with a Yak, performed for at least three princesses, paraded with kids from 2 to 82, and been gifted more cake than anyone could possibly eat. The FluxWagon has both gained and lost a couple of deedles (ask us for the story on that one, as well as what “deedles” are), drawn delighted crowds wherever we’ve unfolded her, hosted a concert, and traveled more miles than we can count.
We hope you’ll join us for Saturday’s performance, and please stay in touch — we won’t be performing soon, but you never know where we might appear next!
Parker Street Odditorium, Berkeley – September 13
We’re thrilled to announce a performance of O Best Beloved on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00pm at the Parker Street Odditorium, 2310 Parker Street, Berkeley. Saddle up the kids and BYO seating for this special Berkeley backyard performance! We’ll also have some folding chairs and tumbling mats on hand.
Some of the audience at our Port Costa show not only brought their own chairs, but hosted Samuel Peaches as Dingo for a mid-show nap.
We’re delighted to be hosted by the Odditorium, run by our dear friend Adam L. Sussman, for our only performance in Berkeley!
Next stops on our tour include:
Saturday, August 30: FluxFest ’14
Sunday, August 31: O Best Beloved in Glen Park
Saturday, September 6: O Best Beloved in Santa Clara
Sunday, September 7: O Best Beloved in Hayward
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