Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ireland Anyone?

Mark Nelson's personal story of traveling to Ireland via England, after the 1st Festival of Fools, is now online! Read It HERE

(L to R) Mark Nelson and Georg-O at Trewen, the farm which was Foots Barn Theatre's home base in 1975.


  1. Thanx, Michael, for taking the time & effort to host this website.

    Sure, it was a long time ago, and we've all forgotten more than we ever knew.

    I am happy to see that the story is still being told. All the best to you, and to everyone who shared that wild ride.

  2. Thanks Mark!

    Didn't you have a story about George and a hat full of money that I was hoping you'd tell?

    It's pretty funny!

  3. Right....

    When George & I were picked up for "begging" on the streets of Amsterdam, we were taken back to the police station and questioned for maybe an hour. During the whole time George sat stock still, with his hat pulled down over his ears.

    After being told that we'd get jail time if we were caught soliciting money for our street performances, George and I walked outside-- and he pulled off his hat, filled to the brim with all the money we'd made. He didn't move so the coins wouldn't jingle and give us away.

    Like I said, he had a good act.

  4. Another round of thanks and laughter, Mark!

    George was sure using his head that time, wasn't he?