Gonzo Returns

Gonzo, A Brutal Chrysalis

Gonzo, A Brutal Chrysalis, a one-man show based on Hunter S. Thompson, returns to San Francisco for four more shows at the Climate Theater in San Francisco. The performances are on March 16, 17, 23, and 24, after which the show will move on to Portland and Seattle.

Because you demanded it and because you deserve it, “Gonzo – A Brutal Chrysalis” is doing four more shows in San Francisco before leaving to conquer Portland and Seattle.

Come witness the life of Hunter S. Thompson during the critical and catalytic years between 1968 and 1971. Fresh from his breakthrough success chronicling–and nearly being beaten to death by–the Hell’s Angels, Thompson embarks on a one-and-two-man war on the Death of the American Dream. From Big Oil and the Big Three to the NRA and Kentucky Derby, Richard Nixon to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the usual suspects are strafed and castrated by the Man Who Would Be Raoul. What he could not conquer from without, he co-opted from within by becoming the single greatest and most effective danger that anyone before or since has been to the bipolar establishment that is American politics.

Set in the writing den of Thompson’s Woody Creek home, “Gonzo” presents the full scope and horror at work in the motivations behind the man who would become the most widely feared and relentless gonzo patriot of his generation. For anyone who has wondered what on this green Earth could have possibly created the savage and terrible force of nature that was Doctor Gonzo, your answer is at hand. This is an unvarnished and frightfully intimate look into a mind so furious that it could have only ended in victory or death, every single time.

“Gonzo – A Brutal Chrysalis”
March 16, 17, 23, 24
8:00 p.m.
Climate Theater
285 9th St., San Francisco

Tickets: $15 advance; $20 door; $10 w/student ID

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.