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Located on Cowell's beach, adjacent to the wharf and historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the iconic Dream Inn has been the destination in Santa Cruz for 50 years. Ideal for exploring Santa Cruz with views of Monterey Bay from every room.
"Five stars! ...a devastatingly significant work...a scintillating sense of humor, a magnificent turn of phrase and a way with a punchline that is jaw-dropping. You must see Jesus in Montana." - Montreal Gazette WINNER - OUTSTANDING SOLO SHOW! - New York International Fringe Festival. The true story of a surreal journey into the depths of a bizarre religious cult. Barry Smith, then a disillusioned dishwasher from Aspen, believes his sophistication, wisdom and hallucinogenic drug use have helped him to overcome his Southern fundamentalist upbringing...until he discovers Jesus has returned - and is living in Montana! He quits his job, packs his bags and hitchhikes to meet this Jesus guy, eventually joining the small cult and moving into Jesus's basement. Incorporating home movies, photos and graphics, this tale examines the humorous side of everyday cult life. Oh, and did we mention "true story" already? Yeah. "A modern classic. A bizarre story brilliantly told." - Edmonton Journal "This show is both funny and gently thought-provoking." - New York Times "Smith's delivery is fantastic he's quick, dryly comical, and most importantly, authentic." CBC Winnipeg "Smith is an energetic and versatile raconteur whipsawing between calm explication and the fiery cadences of a Delta preacher as the situation demands." New York Magazine "Smith is most definitely a traditional humorist in the same vein as David Sedaris or Garrison Keillor. This piece is hilarious and a must-see piece of work." nytheatre.com "Five stars! Intelligent and creatively executed with slides and graphics, Barry Smith's instructive and witty performance-cum-presentation is both entertaining and insightful. Perfect for anyone vaguely interested in cults, spirituality or a damned good story." NOW Magazine (Toronto) "Augmented with cunningly choreographed slides, sound clips and film footage, (this piece) works amazingly well." - Victoria Times Colonist "His story is both hilarious and unbelievable" - gothamist.com *warning: Strong language