This may be the last Retard Show at the Temescal Arts Center, January 6th 8:30 Sunday

Retard presents
crack

“open wide and receive the glory, glory”

Sunday, January 6th, 2013 at Temescal Art Center in Oakland

from 8:30-10:30 or so pm.

cake provided for all. and cookies (those schoolboy chocolate ones)
yummy good cake.

$10 (ideally 10, but if you cant, pay less then, ok? and still come.) includes the cake. and the show

Sunday, January 6th, there is Philip Huang, Mantra Plonsey and Christopher Gallegos, Owen Walker, Catherine Debon, Amy Moon, Herb Heinz, Alan Philips, Karen Penley. There is dance and singing and improv and outrageous unclassifiableness. I went out and got people that stunned or delighted me, people that make big news on the stage, I went out and got them. for you.

at Temescal Art Center
in the cool Temescal District of Oakland
511 48th Street

Websites of performers:

hickeysushi.blogspot.com
youtube.com/user/spider75berkeley
actiontheaterbayarea.com
karenpenley.com
herbheinz.com
catherinedebon.com

What is retard, you ask.
some say it is like a weimar german cabaret
some say hmmmmm

re- + tardāre to loiter, be slow, derivative of tardus slow
retard | the church shows | the first sunday in january2013

Retard is now retard is just retard is still retard. Retard on November 16 and November 30th.

I’m just gonna say who’s in it. So the posts are shorter. it’s ALWAYS fridays. uh huh.

November 16th…super cool musicians gorgeous and all Cynthia and Adam, and BERNIE JUNGLE. improviser extra ordinaire and creative genius and and and SMOOTH TOAD you gotta see them! it’s brilliant famous old guys who are theater and poets and musicians in a band! they rock and favorites and friends Alan Phillips and Herb Heinz and and and JULIE REID. she is a poet and writer that is so humble and magical and transparent

Bermuda Triangle Service
Bernie Jungle
Smooth Toad (GP Skratz, Bob Ernst, Hal Hughes)
Alan Phillips
Herb Heinz
Julie Reid
Karen Penley

November 30th…more super cool the super coolest musicians: Jeff Wagner. wild and brilliant and starfire and odd and Andrew Goldfarb. boisterous and odd and wild and left left of center and one of the sweetest coolest realest guys i met and and and EDNA BARRON! god! edna of Alice Down the Rwong Wrabbit Whole. Edna has been compared to carol burnett she is funny and adorable and funny and odd and brilliant (man i keep saying odd and brilliant about everyone but it. is true.) she is So funny and So current and So funny and she will be famous someday and TOM COMITTA! oh my god, tom comitta! he is a poet and artist of the first degree and knows how to make things, like make your environment change, like change the energy in the room and William Taylor Jr. such a fucking great poet and wanders down lanes in the tenderloin to land you smack in the middle of your soft pink heart aching and Amy MOON who had presence presence presence presence presence and Herb Heinz im. pro. vise. r. extra ordinaire. ok. shmula shmula shmula

Andrew Goldfarb
Jeff Wagner
Edna Barron
Amy Moon
Tom Comitta
William Taylor Jr.
Herb Heinz
Karen Penley

Retard presents Crack, October 19, 2012

 

 

 

Retard presents

crack

 

“where normal is not normal”

 

last fridays

 

October 19th, 2012 

from 7-9pm.

 

cake and tea provided for all.

yummy good cake and tea.

 

 

$10 (ideally 10, but if you cant, pay less then, ok? and still come.) includes the cake.  and tea.

and the show

 

Friday October 19th, there is (in no particular order just as i remembered them)

 

Sarah Lau

Amanda Moody

Ian Robertson

Sarah Maria Griffin

Claire Peaslee

Herb Heinz

Karen Penley

 

all of them doing stuff. 

 

at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 1823 9th Street

 

at the corner of Hearst, one block north of University Avenue. 

Good Shepherd is a 15-minute walk from the North Berkeley BART station. 

Click for a walking map. 

 

Websites of performers:

karenpenley.com

amandamoody.com

herbheinz.com

remedialgirl.com

wordfury.com

clairepeaslee.net

           

 

 

it’s not AT the church, it’s in the building to the Left of the church, when you’re standing on 9th street looking up at the church, 

a little walkway

 a lighted porch.

 

What is retard, you ask.

some say it is like a weimar german cabaret

some say poop

 

Retard is a new venue and I’m looking for performers.  If you’re interested, email me at kpenley@earthlink.net.  

 

 re- + tardāre to loiter, be slow, derivative of tardus slow

retard | the church shows | fridays in october/2012

Retard

“we’re gonna put on a show for you”

last fridays

October 12th, 2012
from 7-9pm.

cake and tea provided for all.
yummy good cake and tea.

$5 includes the cake. and tea.
and the show

Friday October 12th, there is (in no particular order just as i remembered them)

Rana Weber
Bob Siedle-Khan
Gray and Andy
Julie Indelicato
William Taylor
Amy Moon
Alan Phillips
Karen Penley
Herb Heinz

all of them doing stuff.

at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 1823 9th Street

at the corner of Hearst, one block north of University Avenue.
Good Shepherd is a 15-minute walk from the North Berkeley BART station.
Click for a walking map.

Websites of performers:
karenpenley.com

herbheinz.com

it’s not AT the church, it’s in the building to the Left of the church, when you’re standing on 9th street looking up at the church,
a little walkway
a lighted porch.

What is retard, you ask.
some say it is like a weimar german cabaret
some say poop

Retard is a new venue and I’m looking for performers. If you’re interested, email me at kpenley@earthlink.net.

re- + tardāre to loiter, be slow, derivative of tardus slow
retard | the church shows | fridays in october/2012

Retard presents Crack on October 5, 2012

 

 

 

Retard presents

crack

 

“where normal is not normal”

 

last fridays

 

October 5th, 2012 

from 7-9pm.

 

cake and tea provided for all.

yummy good cake and tea.

 

 

$10 (ideally 10, but if you cant, pay less then, ok? and still come.) includes the cake.  and tea.

and the show

 

Friday October 5th, there is (in no particular order just as i remembered them)

 

Smooth Toad

Alan Phillips

Zack Haber

Gray

Herb Heinz

Amy Moon

Karen Penley

all of them doing stuff. 

 

at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 1823 9th Street

 

at the corner of Hearst, one block north of University Avenue. 

Good Shepherd is a 15-minute walk from the North Berkeley BART station. 

Click for a walking map. 

 

Websites of performers:

          karenpenley.com

http://www.toobeautiful.org

smokinmcqueen.com

benloory.com

 

 

it’s not AT the church, it’s in the building to the Left of the church, when you’re standing on 9th street looking up at the church, 

a little walkway

 a lighted porch.

 

What is retard, you ask.

some say it is like a weimar german cabaret

some say poop

 

Retard is a new venue and I’m looking for performers.  If you’re interested, email me at kpenley@earthlink.net.  

 

 re- + tardāre to loiter, be slow, derivative of tardus slow

retard | the church shows | fridays in october/2012

Retard presents Crack

Retard presents
crack

“where normal is not normal”

last fridays

September 28th, 2012
from 7-9pm.

cake and tea provided for all.
yummy good cake and tea.

$10 (ideally 10, but if you cant, pay less then, ok? and still come.) includes the cake. and tea.
and the show

Friday September 28th, there is (in no particular order just as i remembered them) one great story that is disconcertingly and wonderfully honest and real and hits the corners of things like a pool ball, excellent improv i mean excellent done by excellent people, poems that are slap fucking funny great and on. the. edge. hooray, a sound poet that is better than that word could ever be and me, i cant describe myself.

Owen Walker
Deanna Anderson
Tom Comitta
Yume Kim
Siamak Vossoughi
Gray
Herb Heinz
Karen Penley
all of them doing stuff.

at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 1823 9th Street

at the corner of Hearst, one block north of University Avenue.
Good Shepherd is a 15-minute walk from the North Berkeley BART station.
Click for a walking map.

Websites of performers:
karenpenley.com
http://www.actiontheaterbayarea.com
calmaplombprombombbalm.com
notenoughdata.wordpress.com
herbheinz.com

it’s not AT the church, it’s in the building to the Left of the church, when you’re standing on 9th street looking up at the church,
a little walkway
a lighted porch.

What is retard, you ask.
some say it is like a weimar german cabaret
some say poop

Retard is a new venue and I’m looking for performers. If you’re interested, email me at kpenley@earthlink.net.

re- + tardāre to loiter, be slow, derivative of tardus slow
retard | the church shows | fridays in september/2012

Retard presents Crack on September 21, 2012

 

 

 

 

Retard presents

 

crack

 

 

“where normal is not normal”

 

fridays

 

 

September 21st, 2012 

 

from 7-9pm.

 

 

cake and tea provided for all.

 

yummy good cake and tea.

 

 

 

$10 (ideally 10, but if you cant, pay less then, ok? and still come.) includes the cake.  and tea.

 

and the show

 

 

Friday September 21st, there is (in no particular order just as i remembered them)

 

amazing storytelling with animals that is so great like you actually want to hear the stories, you actually get caught up in them; music that is languid and lovely and haunting and odd, music that is i dont know really, great fucking writing and arresting stage presence

 

Sleepy Todd

 

Smokin McQueen

 

Ben Loory

 

Julie Reid

 

Mark Pritchard

 

Amy Moon

 

Karen Penley

 

all of them doing stuff. 

 

 

at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 1823 9th Street

 

 

at the corner of Hearst, one block north of University Avenue.

 

Good Shepherd is a 15-minute walk from the North Berkeley BART station.

 

Click for a walking map. 

 

 

Websites of performers:

 

          karenpenley.com

 

http://www.toobeautiful.org

 

smokinmcqueen.com

 

benloory.com

 

 

 

 

it’s not AT the church, it’s in the building to the Left of the church, when you’re standing on 9th street looking up at the church, 

 

a little walkway

 

 a lighted porch.

 

 

What is retard, you ask.

 

some say it is like a weimar german cabaret

 

some say poop

 

 

Retard is a new venue and I’m looking for performers.  If you’re interested, email me at kpenley@earthlink.net.  

 

 

 re- + tardāre to loiter, be slow, derivative of tardus slow

 

retard | the church shows | fridays in september/2012

 

Retard on September 14th, 2012

 

 

 

 

Retard: the church shows.

 

“We’re gonna put on a show for you”.

 

fridays in August

 

September 14th, 2012 

from 7-9pm.

 

yummy good cake and tea.

 

 

$5 (includes cake and tea. and the show.)

 

 

Friday September 14th, there is (in no particular order just as i remembered them)

 

Alan Phillips

Bob Siedle-Khan

Gray

Ira Brightman

William Taylor, Jr.

Herb Heinz

Amy Moon

Karen Penley

all of them doing stuff. 

 

at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shephard at 1823 9th Street

 

at the corner of Hearst, one block north of University Avenue. 

Good Shepherd is a 15-minute walk from the North Berkeley BART station. 

Click for a walking map. 

 

it’s not AT the church, it’s in the building to the Left of the church, when you’re standing on 9th street looking up at the church, 

a little walkway

 a lighted porch.

 

Retard is new so I’m looking for performers.  If you’re interested, email me at kpenley@earthlink.net.  

 

What is Retard?  you will say?

some say it is like a Weimar cabaret

some say poop

 

Retard presents crack on August 31, 2012

 

 

 

 

Retard presents

crack

 

“This one is a good one.”

 

last fridays

 

August 31st, 2012 

from 7-9pm.

 

cake and tea provided for all.

yummy good cake and tea.

 

 

$10 (ideally 10, but if you cant, pay less then, ok? and still come.) includes the cake.  and tea.

and the show

 

Friday August 31st, there is (in no particular order just as i remembered them)

 

Kingdom of Not (Dan Carbone and Andrew Goldfarb)

Jeff Wagner

Greg Giles and Theresa Miller

Herb Heinz

Amy Moon

Karen Penley

all of them doing stuff. 

 

at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 1823 9th Street

 

at the corner of Hearst, one block north of University Avenue. 

Good Shepherd is a 15-minute walk from the North Berkeley BART station. 

Click for a walking map. 

 

Websites of performers:

    kingdomofnot.com

       karenpenley.com

insidethetunnel.com

theslowpoisoner.com

herbheinz.com

           

 

 

it’s not AT the church, it’s in the building to the Left of the church, when you’re standing on 9th street looking up at the church, 

a little walkway

 a lighted porch.

 

What is retard, you ask.

some say it is like a weimar german cabaret

some say bubhead

 

Retard is a new venue and I’m looking for performers.  If you’re interested, email me at kpenley@earthlink.net.  

 

 re- + tardāre to loiter, be slow, derivative of tardus slow

retard | the church shows | fridays in august 2012