The Marsh Berkeley is delighted to present Wavy Gravy in HIPPY ICON, FLOWER GEEZER AND TEMPLE OF ACCUMULATED ERROR in which, as the title suggests, he will recount his legendary life and times, spilling proverbial beans. Among many other things, you may possibly hear about Albert Einstein walking five-year-old Wavy around the block or maybe about the time Bob Dylan shared a room with Wavy over the Gaslight in Greenwich Village and wrote “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” on Wavy’s typewriter or, yet again, just maybe, about Wavy at Woodstock.
The show plays on Friday at 8:00 pm, Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm from January 11 – February 10, 2013 on the TheaterStage at The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way near Shattuck. For tickets, the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Wavy Gravy has so many iconic memories, has encountered so many extraordinary people and has changed the lives of so many thousands of kids through Camp Winnarainbow that it is hard to know what yarns he may spin on any given night, nor which of his many friends may drop in for a chat and a quick performance. At any rate, this is a one-of-a-kind evening not to be missed!
Best known to millions as the inspiration for a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor—“I am an activist clown and former frozen dessert,” says Wavy—it is through his good work on behalf of the planet and its least fortunate residents that Wavy Gravy has achieved his own brand of sainthood. His friend and satirist Paul Krassner has called him “the illegitimate son of Harpo Marx and Mother Teresa.” Wavy says, “Some people tell me I’m a saint, I tell them I’m Saint Misbehavin’” (which is also the name of Michelle Estrick’s critically-acclaimed documentary on Wavy).