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And there’s lots of news!
On July 24, 2016, the Players will host a Particularly Obstinate Obstacle-A-Thon! It’s an obstacle course fundraiser (and you can play the course, too, or pledge a player) to benefit their latest show…
That’s right… inspired by their command performance at the Bull Valley Roadhouse in November 2015, Samuel Peaches longs to reprise his starring role in Romeo & Juliet… but Thumper has ideas about a different star-crossed story — one with more droids. Mayhem is likely to ensue. Coming Sept 10-24 aboard FluxWagon to a Bay Area park or public space near you.
Follow the links for all the best info!
Big love to Sam Bertken for the Shakespeare & Vader portraits.
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!
Flux Fest ’14 — it’s time to celebrate!
Join us for music, snacks and other shenanigans to celebrate FluxWagon (our mobile stage), our awesome friends & neighbors at Main Street Theatre (who have put up with the building of said stage), and the fabulous talents of Main Streeters and Samuel Peaches’ Peripatetic Players (who perform on the stage) — block-party-style!
Saturday, August 30, 2pm – 4:30ish
Main Street Theatre – 915 Cayuga Ave at Ocean Ave, SF
Suggested donation $5 – $15 at the door
***donations go directly to the O Best Beloved actors!***
Casey Robbins & Sam Bertken
Samuel Peaches’ Peripatetic Players
Fox and the Hounds
On Sunday, 8/31, it’s back to our regularly scheduled programming: O Best Beloved in Glen Park!
The Burlington not only has great taste in paint colors, but safely housed four of our Best Beloveds during the recent earthquake!
Wow, it’s like a magic box! That is so cool!
Audience member in Pleasanton on August 17, watching FluxWagon fold up.
FluxWagon with Doris at Precita Park, SF, August 16
The audience at Precita Park, SF 8/16/14
Samuel Peaches’ Peripatetic Players had two spectacular shows this weekend, full of sunshine and lively audiences! The players told tales of the High and Far-Off Times to over 200 people this weekend from Precita Park to Pleasanton.
Join us next weekend for an extra-special performance in Port Costa on Saturday, with lunches available from the Bull Valley Roadhouse, or Sunday in Noe Valley at the “Noe Valley Town Square.”
Fluxxie is looking all grown up these days. But not so long ago, she was a lot of wood, metal, and raw materials. Here’s some step-by-step photos from FluxWagon-In-Progress!
…while the wooden walls got a few coats of circus-wagon red. “Red Licorice” was too lipstick-y, so we settled on “Heirloom Red.”
Next, the wooden walls were to the metal structure – here’s Megan drilling in some awesome self-tapping screws. Note the step units at the top of the frame – you’ll see more of those in our next installments!
The walls all will all fold down to become floors, so they get a layer of pretty-looking floorboards, too.
Here’s Gus and Joan on a short break from finishing walls, building stairs, and a million other details.
A side wall, ready for decor.
Next it’s time for painting…
Want to see FluxWagon in all her glory? Come on out to a show! Next stop: Precita Park, San Francisco on August 16 at 2pm; then Pleasanton August 17 at 5pm.
Here’s our full tour schedule.
…And stay tuned for the next installment in our gripping new series, FluxWagon-In-Progress!
Joan and our dear friend Gus are busy this month, welding FluxWagon’s metal skeleton together at The Gate in San Leandro. It’s exciting to see FluxWagon being born — in sparks and plasma!
You know what they say… measure twice, cut once.
Joan and Gus at work assembling FluxWagon’s structural skeleton.
Gus is aglow in sparks as he works on one of FluxWagon’s stage panels.
FluxWagon is being born!
In an arts/industrial space in San Leandro called The Gate, FluxWagon is under construction to become our mobile stage for the summer tour of O Best Beloved. Baby Fluxie (her prenatal name) currently looks like a utility trailer, the framing of one wall, and a lot of metal sticks. Her neighbors, apparently, are a great many pianos. Seems appropriate.
Thanks to help from Gustavo Alonso, Joan is cutting and welding to her heart’s content. Gus is also an actor and artist who creates metalwork at The Gate with the bEEcHARGE arts collective.
Baby Fluxie, pulled by Doris the Truck. Doris is a snappy dresser, as you can see by her seat covers.
Baby Fluxie’s space at The Gate. Note the notably numberous pianos.
Lots of metal goes into the framing of FluxWagon
Framing for one wall of FluxWagon
It’s true, O Best Beloved will be coming to a public space near you, aboard the inimitable FluxWagon. She’s a beaut! Or she will be, thanks to a generous CASH Grant from Theatre Bay Area, and the design savvy of our very own Joan Howard.
Stay tuned for tour dates and locations! We’ll post them here, and The Professor, PhD is likely to spread the word to the Twitterati.
A model of FluxWagon, our mobile stage! Model by Joan Howard.