OK. So I used to haul garbage for a living. Build the Chez
out of discarded junk. Build a few boats out of junk, went across the oceanâ
Yada yada yada. Youâve heard it all before. But this
time, itâs a little differentâ I got a call to clean
out a funeral parlor. This place in Palo Alto went out of business, and I got
the gig to clean the building out to the bare walls. It was weird, like one day
it was a funeal palor, then next day it was closed. All the coffins were still
in the showroom. Computers sitting on desks. Broom closets full of brooms and
garbage bags. Tools. Church pews. A
small P.A. system. The fancy organ. Podium. Then, there was the room in the
back with all the embaling stuff.
I kept as much as I could. You guys can have it all. We are
doing a few performances, an embalming lecture (from a real embalmer!), a eulogy,
a few funeral dirges and a puppet show. We have tons of comfortable chairs from
the funeral parlor you can have. We have 50 wooden coffin stands. A few
embalming tables. Some prayer kneeling benches. Creepy medical stuff. Urns. Coffin
dollys. Itâs really quite amuzing to just look at and interact with
the stuff. But we are show people, and the correct response to anything is to
do a show. Soâ..
The Funeral Show
died you ask? Well a lot of peopleâ but NO ONE died to make this funeral show
happen! Itâs the best funeral youâve never been too! No one to cry about! No
one to miss! What else is there to do a funeral show you ask? And what exactly
is a Funeral Show?
Hal Robins will recite The Lovesong of J. Alfred Proofrock by T.S. Elliot.
Wachs will lead everyone in a rousing funeral dirge singalong!
stories from Kyle Bowen, a real live ELBALMER!!!
Â Surreal paper
mache photo booth by Hillary Andujar.
Â Fictional eulogy for
Mable Louse + cosmic costumery by Hillary Andujar. Mable Louse played by
Price will croon for us!!!!!
the Mysterious and her puppet show made of moose shavings, thimballs and
single slice toasters!
Perkins Burke will goth out with his______ out!!!!!!!
Mongolid will prove his
Saturday, Febuary 22nd 2014 7:00 show starts at 8:00 (itâs an early
Poulet 3359 Cesar Chavez between Mission
and S. Van Ness