by Bendt Fluntley
SAN FRANCISCO– Returning from Burning Man, Dr. Howland Owll once more springs into
action this Saturday like a Pogo Stick in Lunar gravity.
Yes, supported by a crackerjack assembly of the Bay Area’s top performance talents, the Show
happens yet again at San Francisco’s Dark Room Theater. A show that somehow– we know not
how– will be recorded and available in the nearby future as a podcast on RadioValencia.FM.
Once again, as before, the September 14th iteration of the award-winning Ask Dr. Hal! Show in its newest home at The Dark Room, San Francisco’s enduring redoubt of wit and unpretentious
entertainment, will present a complex, multi-tieredperformance unprecedentedly FREE of charge,
harking back to the old-time days of the Odeon Bar, when none paid to cross the threshold.
DO WE HAVE A SHOW? OH, YES– WE HAVE A SHOW FOR YOU!
It will start with an animated cartoon selected by KrOB. This will probably be a better cartoon
than you have seen in a long time, perhaps even better than you’ve ever seen. This is a fact.
The Ask Dr. Hal! Show is proud to feature the band Bitter Water, the music of Dave Evans and the
vocals of Kelek Stevenson.
Comic-about-town Eric Cash has volunteered to step in for a raucous, roistering rhodomontade.
Famed poet Whitman McGowan will bring the thunder.
Spy Emerson will contribute comely color & commentary– beware the hidden sting.
Sherilyn Connelly will plumb the sea of I.T. for Thee (and me).
KrOB’s sub-and-super-liminal projections overwhelm the mind’s protections.
Puzzling Evidence will cover us with exclusive on-site documentation for his Online Video Empire.
The whole megilla will be set in magnum motion by RadioValencia.FM‘s own Juan Rapido, Left
QUESTIONS, ENVELOPES STILL FEATURED
(Although emoluments in envelopes will still power the answers and responses from Dr. Hal,
this stipend will henceforth derive purely from the participation of an already seated
audience.) To speak more narrowly, if by this point redundantly, for mere attendance, no fee
need be paid.
At The Dark Room, 2263 Mission St. between 19th and 20th, less than four blocks from
B.A.R.T., Showtime is 10:00 PM, with doors open for this performance at around 9:45.
In the current, monthly run, Ask Dr. Hal! takes place following whatever show is head-
lining at the popular avant-garde theater, in this case GODZILLA, which should begin
around 8:00 PM.