Never a single-note actor, in honor of Murray the Crofts have a bunch of other events planned. Glam rock cabaret act and The Voice finalist Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits will perform, four DJs are set to spin, and the Bay Area Ghostbusters will park their Ecto-1 car outside the event.
Although Public Works hasn’t been traditionally used as a gallery, Croft said he’s excited to bring art to the warehouse/club space. Past the club’s entrance, there's a huge dance floor with a mezzanine, which will be covered with art. Astroturf will be laid in the greenroom for mini-golf, and there will also be a dance floor surrounded by more art.
"I think art needs to be interesting, and it needs to be thought-provoking," Croft said, adding that admission to the event is $10. "The arts are struggling in the Bay Area; it’s the most expensive city in America. People are stopping making art to pay rent. I’m trying to push back on that, and I want people to start making art."
For the uninitiated, you may be asking why so many people are obsessed with this actor in particular.
"He's an amazing entertainer. It's like he's always ready for a laugh and he wants to let everyone in on the joke, too. He also seems to possess a great depth of character that we, the audience, only get to glimpse through his performance. I think what it all comes down to, though, is that he seems like the kind of guy you'd like to have a beer with," Carpenter said.
"Bill Murray has a pretty recognizable face. It’s a challenge, but I think it’s kind of fun, because he’s got so many characters; he’s played so many bad guys," Croft said. "You can do a lot of things with this subject."
And Bill himself? He knows about the show, Croft said excitedly. Everyone has their fingers crossed for an in-person visit -- after all, The Murricane has been known to crash a party from time to time.
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