Stomp for Free Aug. 29 at San Fran's Union Square

News   Stomp for Free Aug. 29 at San Fran's Union Square San Francisco can Stomp over to Union Square and catch Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas' unique percussion show in a free outdoor performance Aug. 29 in Union Square. The performance begins at noon.

San Francisco can Stomp over to Union Square and catch Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas' unique percussion show in a free outdoor performance Aug. 29 in Union Square. The performance begins at noon.

Stomp is about banging things, but not in the traditional drumsticks-on-a-drum method. Everything from Zippo lighters to brooms to plungers, plastic bags and hubcaps make the music of Stomp. A winner of London's Olivier Award and New York's Obie and Drama Desk Awards, the one-time UK street performance has spawned five internationally touring companies, commercials, the Grammy-nominated album "Q's Jook Joint," an Academy Award-nominated short, "Brooms," and the Emmy Award-winning HBO special, "Stomp Out Loud."

Performances of Stomp in San Francisco - the first U.S. city, apart from New York, to get a sit-down company of the show -- began May 2 at the Marines Memorial Theatre, with a press opening May 9.

Tickets are $45-$25. The Marines Memorial Theatre is located at 609 Sutter Street. For reservations, call (877) 771-6900.

-- By Christine Ehren