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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 Partly Dave show gets around! It has previously happened at the Neo-Futurarium, the Viaduct Theatre, and (originally) at The No Exit Café in Rogers Park. 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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Click on a date to see the page for that edition of The Partly Dave Show.


  • May 16, 2009: Fairy Tales
    Partly Dave trades its cow for a handful of magic beans, with an evening of fanciful, frog-kissing performances inspired by the classic fairy tales of Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, Walt Disney, and others!

  • April 18, 2009: Universe Next Door
    Partly Dave presents an evening of Spock-with-a-beard stories about parallel universes, alternate histories, bizarro worlds, and "What Ifs."

  • February 20, 2009: Please Mister Postman
    Partly Dave goes postal with an evening of pieces about letters, mail, and the post office! Performed as part of the 2009 Rhinoceros Theatre Festival.


  • May 2, 2007: Party Mix!
    This edition of the show featured a mix of favorite performers from past editions of The Partly Dave Show.



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