Award-winning, one-man show ‘Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me,
But Banjos Saved My Life,’ to Hold Over In Edmonton!
inspirational, humorous and internationally toured one-man show created by
entrepreneur Keith Alessi comes off a highly successful,
sell-out run at the Edmonton and Winnipeg Fringe Festivals this year!
Wednesday, August 28 @ 7:00pm, Thursday August 29 @ 7:00pm, Friday August 30 @ 7:00pm, Saturday August 31 @ 2:00pm, Saturday August 31 @ 7:00pm.
Trinity Church 10037 84 Avenue, NW, Edmonton, AB.
Tickets are available
online HERE , By phone: 780-420-1757 Or Cash at the Door
Regular Price $12, Students and Seniors $10
This event is graciously supporting the Trinity Youth Project, a program that helps to support disadvantaged youth.
After a major
life-changing event caused a high-flying corporate CEO to suddenly retire and
re-evaluate what’s important in life, a banjo-picking storyteller was created
with a message of resilience, hope and perseverance. Now, he tells his
inspiring story at Fringe Festivals and shows in the US, Canada and earlier
this month, in the UK at the 2019 Brighton Fringe Festival.
‘Tomatoes Tried To
Kill Me, But Banjos Saved My Life,’ written and performed by Keith Alessi, is
an award-winning and highly reviewed one-man show that has been touring North
American since June of 2018 after it premiered in Chicago, Illinois. He tells
the story of his multi-cultural boyhood, meteoric rise in the boardroom to the
startling news that changed his life forever. He candidly reveals to his
audience how he used that obstacle to find a new passion in music and a
cathartic outlet in storytelling.
At the 2019 New York
City Frigid Fringe Festival, it received three awards, including Most
Inspirational Show. Below are some reviews from that standout performance:
“An honest telling of one man’s journey. Alessi’s
performance manages to be warm, tear-jerking, and humorous all at once – a gem
in New York City’s off-off-Broadway scene.” ~ The Paper, NYC
“Alessi’s story is straightforward, vulnerable and
Ed Malin, Theater Is Easy, NYC
“You should absolutely come and see this performance.
It was raw and authentic and beautiful.” ~ Brieanna Fiander, Vancouver Theatre Addicts
2019 Hold Over Show/
Edmonton Fringe Festival Presents: A Quivering Dendrites Production
TOMATOES TRIED TO KILL ME, BUT BANJOS SAVED MY LIFE
Performed by Keith Alessi, Produced &
Dramaturge by Erika Conway
Press Rep: Erika Conway: firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-934-3885