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The Partly Dave Show FAQ

WHAT sort of thing is it?
A cabaret variety show mixing live music & spoken word performances, hosted by Dave Awl.
Who is this Dave Awl character, anyway?

Is there a CO-HOST?
Why, yes! Dave would be lost in space without the sensational Christopher Piatt (a.k.a. the First Mate and Science Officer of The Partly Dave Show), who is Dave's primary co-conspirator, and our newly minted co-co-host, the splendid and sparkling Diana Slickman!

WHEN does it occur?
The show is currently being scheduled on a sporadic basis ... watch this space and the Dave Awl News mailing list for show announcements.

WHERE can it be found, in a geographical sense?
The show has previously been performed at The No Exit Café in Rogers Park, and at The Neo-Futurarium in Andersonville. It may be visiting some new locations in the future ... stay tuned.

HOW MUCH is it?
The suggested donation varies depending on the event, but is usually less than a movie with popcorn and generally accompanied by our "or pay what you can" clause.
(That means you don't have to stay home because you're broke again, girlfriend.)

What other FUN FACTS can you share?

  • The Partly Dave Show is always smoke-free!
  • The Partly Dave Show is always "Pay what you can!"
  • The Partly Dave show is never forced to land on water!
  • The Partly Dave show is rarely attacked by flying weasels!

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Not your everyday horse-frightening cabaret excursion.
More fun than a Winnebago full of lemurs.
Guaranteed not to stain or wrinkle.

Friday, February 20, 2009:

The Partly Dave Show
at the Rhino Fest!

The Partly Dave Show returns for 2009 with a Friday-night show at the Rhinoceros Theater Festival.

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Partly Dave is going postal!

Please Mister Postman

... pieces about letters, mail,
and the post office!

Hosted by Dave Awl
With co-hosts Christopher Piatt
and Diana Slickman

Guest performances by:
Dan Godston
(poet, trumpeter, and curator of the Chicago Calling Arts Festival!)
Scott Hermes
(of the Neo-Futurists and the legendary Cardiff Giant!)

Plus live music by:
(a new band featuring Dann Morr of
Analog Radio and the Carlisles)

Friday, February 20, 2009, at 9:30pm
at the Viaduct Theater
3111 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL

TICKETS: $12 or pay what you can
All reservations are handled through
the Viaduct Theatre box office at (773) 296-6024.


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Past Editions

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