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Never Own Anything You Have to Paint or Feed

Never Own Anything You Have to Paint or Feed

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When you keep an open mind, you never know what might drop in.

San Francisco storyteller Howard Petrick (Breaking Rank!, 2012) regales his audience with nuggets he picked up from hobos, union men and determinedly non-working stiffs as a young man trying to avoid the Vietnam draft.

Some tales are funny, some are poignant and a few are so tall they block out the sun.

But as antiwar activist Petrick found, even the most grizzled veterans of wars, strikes and hard knocks have something of value to impart. And given an easy conservational spin in this one-man show, they’re worth a listen.

— Pat St. Germain

 

From the Fringe program:

Petrick returns with true stories and tall tales from his early years of riding the rails and wandering. Lauded as "wonderfully smooth and totally engaging" by the Cincinnati Examiner and a performer who "tells a compelling story" by the Ottawa Citizen, his tales of rail yard hobos, skid row outcasts and IWW socialists deliver a humorous adventure that casts a light on today's society with the lens of the past. "A novelist's ability to place an image in your mind." – Kings River Life

Director: Mark Kenward

Cast: Howard Petrick

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Under 13 not admitted.

Warnings: Subject Matter

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