Friday, September 23, 2016, 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm
By John Sheldon, directed by Sheryl Stoodley. Tickets: $15 general admission in advance at Brown Paper Tickets until 5 pm on show day or at the door. Door sales are cash/check only. Box office opens at 7 pm. Doors at 7:30.
This special edition of John Sheldon's "The Red Guitar" was just presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland by Serious Play Theatre Ensemble under the direction of Artistic Director Sheryl Stoodley.
Spending time as lead guitarist with Van Morrison, song writing for James Taylor, and a brush with Jimi Hendrix, John is no stranger to ups and downs of a musician’s life but he has held tenaciously to a belief in music as a fundamental life force and for him, life saver. Hear a riff pour from John’s guitar and in a flash you are transported to another time, another place, maybe another close friendship in your life. And now John is connecting the dots that mark the milestones in Rock n Roll music revealing the evolution of the sounds that fueled your life and underscore the beats and rhythms of today. With split second live overdubbing and mesmerizing mastery of his red electric guitar, John can fill every inch of sonic space without letting technical skill overwhelm his love affair with music that makes it all so enticing and accessible.
John Sheldon and his red Stratocaster soulmate deconstruct the history of rock 'n' roll taking his audience on a one-man musical odyssey through the sounds and personalities of his time. Part monologue, part comedy, and a lot of the kind of guitar playing which moved Ed Ward of National Public Radio to call John "One of the great guitarists of our time." It's funny, poignant, and in the end a story of personal transformation.
This special edition of The Red Guitar was just presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland by Serious Play Theatre Ensemble under the direction of Artistic Director Sheryl Stoodley.
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