This rowdy mash-up       of open-mic, improv, and audience participation is an annual FUNdraising event like no other!

Presenters may sign up to read good material badly or perform bad material well, and the audience (for a small fee) gets to decide if the act could use accompaniment from some back up dancers, a jazz duo, or maybe the whole awful lot of them need to be shoooshed off stage? Or worse… Repeated!  With the rats of the Mickee Faust Club- anything can happen!


Benjamin Franklin once said, “Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.”  At the Mickee Faust Club, the motto is, “Anything worth reading or writing is worth an interpretive dance or a hurled tomato!”  That’s the nature of the broad, bawdy, and sometimes naughty fundraiser, “Bad to Verse, Bring Your Purse.”  

This year’s event, to be held on Friday, October 7th on the main stage of the Mickee Faust Clubhouse (623 McDonnell Dr. in Railroad Square). As a reader, you'll be "performing" some great piece of literature badly (your favorite Shakespearean soliloquy in the guise of a serial murderer circus clown) or a bad piece of writing well (a tribute poem to shoelaces you wrote when you were nine delivered in a Royal Shakespeare Company kind of way). 

Audience members can “order”—for a fee—certain “enhancements” to your performance.  For instance someone may pay $5.00 for Faust’s troupe of interpretive dancers, the Vowel Movements, to join you on stage; another may offer $10.00 for the Head of the Librarian Liberation Front to Shhhhhh you off stage and still someone else may pay $20.00 for your terrible performance to continue! The readings will begin at 7:00 p.m. but this is a First Friday so come early and avoid the rush. 

We’re always looking for ways to highlight the talents of our community as well as reach out to audiences that have yet to join in our on-going battle for World Media Domination. So please help us reach all those readers who are locked away in the coffee houses and libraries and have equally bad literary tastes and a yen for mayhem. 

The event is free, but it is a fundraiser; hence, you’ll want to have some spare bills on hand to purchase an interpretive dance or two during the course of the evening. Come be part of something funny, and outrageous. Anything goes!


No ticket needed for this First Friday mayhem, just follow the yellow brick road to the backyard behind the Mickee Faust Clubhouse in Rail Road Square! 

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