The Marsh Berkeley is happy to present a series of spring performances at The Marsh Berkeley Cabaret.
Daniel Cainer’s “Jewish Chronicles”
(One Performance Only)
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22 at 8:00 pm.
WHERE: The Cabaret at The Marsh Berkeley; 2120 Allston Way near Shattuck
After a sold-out show and standing ovation last year, we can’t wait for the return of master songwriter and performer Daniel Cainer ‘s “Jewish Chronicles.” A collection of stories in song, performed at the piano, Cainer sings of feuding tailors, a cocaine-addicted rabbi, Israel and Palestine, a young Jewish woman who joins a fundamentalist Christian sect in the 1950s and the hilarious adulterous adventures of his own parents. An added bonus this year: material from his new Edinburgh show ‘Schtick & Speil”. You’ll laugh; you’ll cry. What’s not to like?
Cainer performs extensively in the UK and at the Edinburgh Festival and composes music featured on all major UK TV networks. He also writes topical songs which he performs regularly on BBC London. In The Marsh’s ever expanding network, Cainer came to us through his friendship with Louis Pearl, aka The Bubble Man, who has been charming families for 3 1/2 years on our various stages and is premiering a new show for grown ups this summer….
Bubbles For Grown Ups
The Amazing Bubble Man in a Brand New Bubble Show for…Grown-Ups
WHEN: June 5-19, 2013, Wednesday at 8:00 pm.
Let’s let the Amazing Bubble Man (aka Louis Pearl) describe his new show himself. “One day in 1980, I took my toy invention out onto Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley and started blowing enormous bubbles. I was an instant success, and sold out in 3 hours.
So, I spent the next few months blowing bubbles and making toys. And learning bubble tricks. And bubble-ology. And then a kind of bubble-osophy. A few years later, after creating Tangent Toy Company, I bumped into Wavy Gravy and showed off some bubble tricks. Shortly thereafter I found myself performing onstage at Wavy’s “Camp Winnarainbow”. I am still finding myself onstage.
Since 1983, I have performed over 4000 shows… all without a net, or a plan. I have been performing “The World’s Funniest Bubble Show” at The Marsh for 3 1/2 years. In all that time, more than half of my audience has been the adult parents and relatives of the kids who come to bubble shows. Countless adults have mentioned that they loved the show as much as their kids. I have been asked many times if I would do an adult bubble show…but just saying “Adult” in a show title sounds as if it is a sex show.
So, “Bubbles for Grownups” premiers at The Marsh…can you come out and play?”