A famous Italian tenor meets his match—literally—proving that, whatever it takes, the show must go on. Set in 1934, this screwball comedy of mistaken identity, madcap escapades and love’s labors coming home to roost was called, “The most inventive, original farce in a long time” by Punch Magazine. Contact The Barnstormers for show times. Show logo by Janina Lamb.
Aaron’s coming back this summer! While in residency at the K. A. Brett School this past November, teaching hip-hop theater and poetry to Brett students and community members, Aaron Jafferis met Andy Davis, co-director of the World Fellowship Center in Albany, and Andy is bringing him north to work with youth and perform for all of us! Aaron will perform hip-hop poetry and works-in-progress on Saturday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $10.
Award-winning writer Aaron Jafferis brings audiences into the ferocious, empowering joy of performance poetry. Aaron’s hip-hop poems examine the city, the country, and the world through the lens of his own life, using his experience as a window into issues as diverse as racial prejudice and cooperation, immigration, violence, globalization, and pumpkin pie.
Aaron Jafferis has performed his hip-hop poetry at the Kennedy Center, the Nuyorican Poets Café, and the National Poetry Slam Championships, where he is a former Open Rap Slam champion. His hip-hop musicals chisel away at the country’s big issues until they find the face of someone we know. Kingdom, Stuck Elevator, No Lie, and Shakespeare: The Remix have won a Richard Rodgers Award, a Creative Capital Award, and have thrilled audiences across the country. Aaron’s poetry and hip-hop theater workshops have inspired new writers at colleges, high schools, middle schools, and detention centers for the last decade.