Saturday, October 4, 2008
The May Day Parade
EXTENDED UNTIL DEC. 13, 2008
SATURDAYS 8 PM
"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! ....so, 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 www.themarsh.org.
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!