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Euripedes’s “Cyclops”: The Oldest Play About Drinking

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You think the ancient Greeks used to bag on him about his name?

I remember first hearing the name Euripedes in 6th grade when we were studying Greek something or other.  Or maybe it was drama.  Regardless I loved the way the name just rolled off the tongue and there was a good 10 year period where I was convinced that I wanted to name my kid Euripedes.

While I still think it’s a bad ass name, I don’t think I’m gonna put my future son through the years of harassment that would come with a name that easily turned into “Your-ripping-these farts” or something equally as cruel.  So my kid will just have to settle on something simpler like Asswipe  (pronounces As-we-pey).  Well not really.

Anyways, I saw this on Johnny Funcheap’s site.  Apparently Big E’s play “Cyclops” is the oldest play about drinking; something I know is up your alley.  And it’s also apparently being performed for FREE tonight at 7:30 at Cafe Royale.  It’s been adapted by Ben Fisher and apparently that’s all the info Johnny had for me to borrow (I mean steal).

Euripedes’s “Cyclops”
Cafe Royale
800 Post St. @ Leavenworth
[Tendernob]
Monday, 1/18
FREE

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

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