May: You Live In Interesting Times!
The curtain raises to find our hero, Mr. Stace, alone onstage, reading poetry of welcome, before telling a revealing story about Hugh Bonneville (AKA Earl of Grantham on TV’s Downtown Abbey) who wrote precisely one line of Stace’s next song, “Wrong for the Part.” The delightful Amber Tamblyn, actress/writer, reads poems from her new collection “Dark Sparkler,” concerning actresses who died before the age of 35. She yields the stage to the legendary Marshall Crenshaw who plays a new song, “Move Now,” with the band, and an old song with merely a drummer for accompaniment, telling some captivating stories about America (the band) and Jackie DeShannon. Eugene Mirman hits the stage to “the luke warm energy of an NPR crowd that I just CRAVE!” before telling us about his recent car accident and how he is invariably mistaken for a shop employee. The show closes with Sarah Borges, Alec Ounsworth, Marshall, Amber, Eugene and Wes joining together to sing The Monkees’ "I’m A Believer," before the customary closing hymn “Religious Experience”.
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