A single man’s hilarious and heart-opening adventures, from increasing up in a commune with Wavy Gravy to traveling the planet with famed Dr. Patch Adams, kind the inspiring narrative of Zappo Diddio’s solo show Hippie Kid, coming to The Marsh Berkeley Cabaret this September.

By way of comedy and original songs, Hippie Kid shares the quirky, enlightening, and moving experiences that constructed a singular life committed to compassionate activism. Beginning from his early days increasing up in the famed Hog Farm commune, to clowning his way by means of the mountains and jungles of Peru cheering young hospital sufferers and an ongoing negotiation with chronic discomfort and autoimmune illness, Zappo requires audiences on a roller coaster ride of a life properly-lived.

Written and performed by Zappo, Hippie Kid will be presented eight:00pm Fridays and eight:30pm Saturdays September six – October 12, 2019 at The Marsh Berkeley Cabaret, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. For tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale), the public might stop by www.themarsh.org or get in touch with The Marsh box workplace at 415-282-3055 (open Monday by means of Friday, 1-4pm,).

Zappo Diddio grew up in America’s longest-operating hippie commune about teachers and activists such as Wavy Gravy, Larry Brilliant, and Ram Dass. This diverse artistic neighborhood instilled a philosophy of “appreciate all, serve all,” top Zappo to passionately commit himself to a life of spreading cheer and laughter to kids and young folks in need to have. Joining Dr. Patch Adams (portrayed by Robin Williams in the function film Patch Adams) in his Gesundheit Institute, Zappo embarked on a mission by means of children’s hospitals, orphanages, and juvenile detention centers in the mountains of Peru, spending years volunteering as a clown to share appreciate and laughter with underserved kids. Zappo presently functions for numerous Bay Location youth enrichment applications and runs the Cedar Center, an arts and recreation enrichment system he founded for kids and teens.

The Marsh is recognized as “a breeding ground for new functionality.” It was launched in 1989 by Founder and Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman, and now annually hosts extra than 600 performances of 175 shows across the company’s two venues in San Francisco and Berkeley. A top outlet for solo performers, The Marsh’s specialty has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “solo performances that celebrate the energy of storytelling at its simplest and purest.” The East Bay Occasions named The Marsh a single of Bay Area’s ideal intimate theaters, calling it “a single of the most thriving solo theaters in the nation. The reside theatrical power is just irresistible.”

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