Here it is, hot off the presses! Puke’s latest contribution to the overburdened shelves at Barnes and Noble, the sequel-of-sorts to his award-winning memoir Call Me Puke. He was going to call it As I Was Saying, and that’s your first clue to the subject matter.
“Sieve takes readers backstage through a career that has allowed him to stand in the spotlight and accept applause for performances that he maintains were largely attributable to others far more deserving. Though primarily known for his professional comedy teamwork in festivals around the country, Sieve has never been far from a stage in contemporary and historical plays from Mamet to Shakespeare. His newest book provides a glimpse behind the curtain from summer stock to commercials, from the Twin Cities and Minnesota’s finest theaters to Off Broadway. A keen observer, Sieve applies his searing wit and his heart to some serious commentary about the times we’re living in…hence, A Disturbance in the Farce.”
With a Foreword by Jack Reuler, long-time artistic director of Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, this little epic details the unlikely progress of a small town Minnesota farm kid from the bucolic 50s through the political and cultural awakenings of the tumultuous 60s and 70s, up to the Dark Times of the Current Occupant, including encounters with some fascinating characters along the way.
Available at the Puke & Snot Booty Shop near their stage at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival beginning Saturday August 17th and in October at their merchandise cart at the Maryland Festival in Crownsville, you can get your signed copy right here in the store, first orders will start shipping Monday the 19th of August.
Put down that phone and read a book for God’s sake.