Retard presents Crack on September 21, 2012





Retard presents





“where normal is not normal”





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:






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  



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


retard | the church shows | fridays in september/2012



2 responses

    • he is like the greatest. i met him at YOUR thing, the beast! he is one of the few storytellers, listening to him, i couldn’t wait for what would happen next. and his voice is great. deep, resonant. oh, well, you know, right?

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