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James & Jerome: Piano Tales No. 7
October 3 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm| $15
Piano Tales No. 7 is the latest in James and Jerome‘s ongoing celebration of storytelling, music, and the freedom that comes from not having a plan.
An old woman on her death bed asks two musician-storytellers to tell her a few tales in her final hour. The audience chooses which three tales will be told (out of a possible 10) that night and in what order. Then James and Jerome tell those tales in a different way than they ever have before, discovering a totally new show right along with the audience. Come drink and watch the night unfold.
“Telling stories can be a tricky act, especially more literary ones, as they can fall into the trap where the words just don’t sound as nice spoken aloud as they would sitting on a page to be read. Luckily, the duo James Harrison Monaco & Jerome Ellis (or more simply, James & Jerome) manages to escape this trap entirely. Their tales run the gamut, going from from more casual quips to poetic poignance in a matter of minutes and transforming a simple stage into space for transformation using only words and music.” ~ Cassidy Dawn Graves, Bedford & Bowery
“They are amongst the most original musical storytellers working today…James and Jerome are both wonderful performers, but this is a separate matter from the quality of their writing, which has incredible intellectual, aesthetic, and emotional integrity.” -Rachel Chavkin, Tony-nominated director of Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812
“Jerome Ellis and his tremendous friend James Monaco reached inside my soul and captivated my deepest sense of self, turned it inside out and outside in, and then returned it bashfully, as if nothing really happened.” –The Pothole View, Dana Neacsu