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Keith Alessi is the kind of guy who only looks forward through the windshield, never in the rear-view mirror on his life’s journey, but in his one-man dramedy, the Vancouver, B.C.-based storyteller examines his whole personal history, from growing up in a large Italian family with an imposing father, through his time as a business executive to being diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer, brought on from acid reflux after a lifetime of eating tomatoes (really).
Alessi has an easygoing style with an honest vulnerability. He admits to owning 52 banjos, but never learned to play until surviving his battle with cancer almost four years ago. With a new lease on life, he started attending banjo classes and went to Virginia to study old-time music, which he shows off on three different instruments.
Using a mixture of humour (yes, there are banjo jokes), observations, self-reflection and music, Alessi’s inspirational and compelling tale will pluck at your heartstrings, clawhammer style.
— Rob Williams
From the Fringe program:
An inspirational true story of overcoming life's challenges told with story, music and humour. Three awards at the 2019 NYC Frigid Fringe.
"a gem in New York City's off-off Broadway scene" - The Paper, NYC
"Funny, beautiful and deeply affecting" - Vancouver Presents
"You should absolutely see this show. It was raw, authentic and beautiful. " - Theatre Addicts, Vancouver
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: General
393 Portage Ave.
Portage Place 3rd floor
Seating Capacity: 100
Wed, Jul 17, 2019 – 10:15 PM
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 – 8:15 PM
Fri, Jul 19, 2019 – 10:00 PM
Sat, Jul 20, 2019 – 8:15 PM
Sun, Jul 21, 2019 – 8:15 PM
Mon, Jul 22, 2019 – 4:15 PM
Tue, Jul 23, 2019 – 10:00 PM
Wed, Jul 24, 2019 – 4:15 PM
Thu, Jul 25, 2019 – 8:15 PM
Fri, Jul 26, 2019 – 4:15 PM
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 – 10:00 PM
Sun, Jul 28, 2019 – 2:00 PM
Updated on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 1:22 PM CDT: Adds review.
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