What is R&R? It's folk noir, mad science, southern gothic, luscious lounge,
campfire fiction, and circus side show. It's "Prairie Home Companion" by
way of David Lynch and NPR by way of Coney Island. It's a vaudevillean
variety show that puts acclaimed writers together with celebrated
musicians, award-winning film shorts, and astonishing side show acts.
It is, simply put, a night you will never forget!
WORD! SONG! SIDE SHOW!
Raconteur Ventures impresario Alex Dawson returns
to the Hamilton Stage with an amazing collection of story-tellers,
musicians, and circus side-show performers.
Wesley Stace (FKA John Wesley Harding; Self-titled)
Arthur Phillips (The Tragedy of Arthur; The Egyptologist)
Clay McLeod Chapman (The Pumpkin Pie Show; Hostage Song)
E.B.Hudspeth (The Resurrectionist)
Arlan Feiles (Weeds Kill the Wild Flowers)
The Amazing Traveling Circus Side Show
Plus a surprise guest!
Additional guests may be added; line-up subject to change.
"[Wesley Stace a.k.a] John Wesley Harding is an Elvis Costello-like
singer-songwriter and folk rocker who has released more than a
dozen records and is cool enough to have enlisted most of the
Decemberists as the backup band on a forthcoming album."
The New York Times.
"[Wesley Stace a.k.a John Wesley Harding is] one of the great
rock artists of the 90s!" The Los Angeles Times.
“[Wesley Stace is] a renaissance man!” The New Yorker
“With the trembling voice of Vincent Price and the sinister presence
of Boris Karloff, Clay McLeod Chapman uses the macabre to explore
the humanity of his characters and reveal an almost spiritual side
to the horrific." The New York Times
“Disturbingly lovely . . . The Resurrectionist is itself a cabinet of
curiosities, stitching history and mythology and sideshow into an
altogether different creature. Deliciously macabre and beautifully
grotesque.”—Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus