Saturday, October 4, 2008

The May Day Parade


"Just the sight of them big butt girls in short skirts doing "the dirty dog" in the middle of Newstead Boulevard put the crowd into a frenzy....I mean, they started following the band down the street.... ain't seen nothing like it before or since!"

San Francisco, (August 22, 2008) - There's a parade coming!, get a seat on the curb with a snow cone and watch as Wayne Harris portrays one Baptist preacher, three generations on a porch, a four man bass drum ensemble, twelve rather large "letter" girls bumping and grinding down a mid-town boulevard and the 100-member Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church Drum & Bugle Corps. The Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance, is delighted to announce award-winning performer and San Francisco Bay Area favorite Wayne Harris' new one-man show, MAY DAY PARADE, a tale centered on his lifelong love of marching bands.

Directed by David Ford, the show plays on Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm from October 4 through November 9, 2008 at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia Street. For tickets, the public may call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or visit

MAY DAY PARADE was developed as part of the 2005 Marsh Performance Initiative and an earlier version was performed at the 2006 "Festival of New Voices." A magical, funny, and joyous musical coming-of-age story, with the bugle as one of the stars, the show takes us on a road less traveled...(or maybe less marched) as Harris, prepares at 8-years-old, for his first parade, maneuvering between a jealous big brother, a drunken deacon, a foul-mouthed banner partner, new shoes and a grandmother of biblical proportions....all while learning the value of family, history and the importance of staying in step!