Theatre Club Funambules was shortly to become NADA. Aaron Beall was friends with the folks running TCF, and had been manning the box office (and sleeping in it at night) during one of his lean periods. His friends offered to sell him the lease for a dollar and Aaron soon opened the space to a remarkable array of talented theatre and performance artists over the next decade.
Flash-forward (to the end):
Two articles about the demise of NADA: