The Marsh Presents THE CLYDE ALWAYS SHOW
Wednesdays this summer at The Marsh San Francisco will be a bit more poetic and then some, with the weekly offering of The Clyde Always Show beginning in July. The Bard of the Lower Haight's solo performance includes raucous, uplifting, and profoundly fun-loving zaniness, featuring shiver-giving tall-tales, foot-stomping songs, hilarious monologues-in-verse covering everything under the urban overhang, and more. Performed by Clyde Always with his trusty "Haylee the Ukulele," The Clyde Always Show, will be presented July 11-August 29, 2018 with performances at 8:00pm Wednesdays at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. For tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh box office at 415-282-3055 (open 1pm-4pm, Monday through Friday).
Armed with an iconic hat, scarf, mustache and ukulele, The Clyde Always Show has been delighting audiences throughout San Francisco and the world. Performing pieces such as "The Vegetarian Bagel Shop," "Manny and the Hot Dog Cart," "Devin and the Vegan Cappuccino," and "The Origin of the Gods," Clyde Always offers a unique blend of comedy and music in his vaudevillian turns. After launching his career at Open Mic night at Cafe International, Always is now the host of the coffee shop cabaret with Hoodlinenoting his work is "entirely reminiscent of something you may have seen at a traveling circus in the early 20th century." For Wednesday nights at The Marsh, the indie-folk duo More Hazards More Heroes will open each performance of The Clyde Always Show with music that consists of tasteful, corky and fresh, soulful, Southern folk blues numbers.
Clyde Always, also known as the Bard of the Lower Haight, is an All-American tall-talesman and dime-a-rhyme vaudevillian who has successfully provided audiences both at home in San Francisco and abroad with a refreshing splash of laughter and the snug comfort of joy; to inspire creativity is his primary objective here on planet Earth. His works have recently been accepted by publications such as Poetalk, The Broke Bohemian, 17 Very Funny Very Short Stories, and others.
More Hazards More Heroes is an indie-folk group performing since 2010 originally out of Nashville. The band consists of Drew Lorimer, Jr. and Brent Shaffer. Shaffer was lead guitar and co-founder of the ska band Hundred Regiments, and, in addition, he composed solo guitar instrumentals, cinematic string music and singer-songwriter pieces. Lorimer, Jr. studied the entertainment business in pursuance of a specialty in entertainment law, but then began composing tracks with local artists in the greater Nashville area. The duo has two albums "Dyin' Ain't for Death" and "Cabin Fever," and have been performing locally in San Francisco since 2017.
The Marsh is known as "a breeding ground for new performance." It was launched in 1989 by Founder and Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman, and now annually hosts more than 600 performances of 175 shows across the company's two venues in San Francisco and Berkeley. A leading outlet for solo performers, The Marsh's specialty has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "solo performances that celebrate the power of storytelling at its simplest and purest." The East Bay Times named The Marsh one of Bay Area's best intimate theaters, calling it "one of the most thriving solo theaters in the nation. The live theatrical energy is simply irresistible."
Photo credit: Shizue Seigel