The Reverend Billy Project | Booksmith
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The Booksmith | 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
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Reverend Billy, the revivalist preacher created by performance artist Bill Talen, has attracted an international following as he has railed in white suit and clerical collar against the evils of excessive consumerism and corporate irresponsibility.
In his early solo performances in Times Square he delivered sermons by megaphone against Starbucks and the Disney Store; as his message and popularity spread, he’s been joined by a 35-member choir (The Life After Shopping Gospel Choir) and a 7-piece band. The Reverend Billy Project presents texts and backstage accounts of recent performance-actions by Reverend Billy and the troupe’s director, Savitri D, recounting their exploits on three continents in vivid narratives that are engaging, shrewdly analytical, and often side-splittingly funny. Reverend Billy and Savitri D will testify at The Booksmith.
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