CHICKEN JOHN, CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIUS TO HOST BI-URBAN WEST COAST WING-DING
by H. Owll, M.C.S.
SAN FRANCISCO - The sacred and the profane will collide May 13th when noted impressario Chicken John will host a genuine "Devival" of the notorious Church of the SubGenius, at the Justice League, at 628 Divisadero between Hayes and Grove, featuring not only the ranting, speechifying, blaspheming, healings and sickenings associated with the SubGenius cult, but also the return of the Game Show format made popular by Chicken and his minions in recent years.
Called "The SubGenius Post-Apocalyptic Devival Tour 2000," the show will include "The Wizard of 'Bob'," a newly designed, fully interactive performance piece which is intended to allow selected contestants to commune, through semi-occult methods, with the legendary Founder and "Epopt" of the controversial Dallas-based Church, J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, using an all-new form of guaranteed spectacular stagecraft consistent with the standard of quality previously achieved by earlier productions of Dammit! Ltd.
A blend of hard-core theology and raucous exhibitionism, the Devival will provide cult indoctrination and instruction, and offer audience members spiritual guidance to the Post-End-Times, even as they are rudely and lewdly titillated by the goings-on.
The Reverend Ivan Stang, beloved Sacred Scribe of the Church, will head the list of stellar performers, which will also include, among others, Chicken John, Attaboy & Burke, Dr. Howland Owll, and the Naked Fire Babes, who promise to deliver a profound religious experience. The unique musical stylings of Woodpussy will highlight the evening.
The San Francisco show will take place one day after its performance in Los Angeles at The Laboratory, at 835 Spring St. in downtown L.A. The two shows will be similar but different, befitting in each case the change of locale.
Admission to the San Francisco event will be [add admission]. Attendees are cautioned that they voluntarily assume the risk of serious spiritual or bodily injury just by showing up, but can expect, as is usual at Chicken John productions, that the night will be a memorable one.
For details, call (415) 440-6409.
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