Tomatoes
tried to Kill me
But Banjos Saved My Life

An Award Winning, Inspirational True Story
Keith Alessi playing a banjo

Accolades

Awards

Sold Out Run
Edinburgh Fringe
Pick of the Fringe
Mervyn Stutter's Pick
Edinburgh
Winner
Fringe Encore Series
New York City

Reviews & Press

Kings River Life Magazine - Rogue Festival 2022 Review
Kings River Life Magazine - Rogue Festival 2022 Review
March 11, 2022

Keith Alessi plays the banjo. Keith Alessi also tells jokes. However, Keith Alessi is not Steve Martin.

Times Square Chronicles - Frigid Festival 2022 Review
Times Square Chronicles - Frigid Festival 2022 Review
February 25, 2022

The Frigid Festival at The Kraine Theater has been in existence for 16 years and what better month than February to put it on!

Keith Alessi - CTV Saskatchewan Interview
Keith Alessi - CTV Saskatchewan Interview
July 29, 2021

SASKATOON - After having to cancel last year due to the pandemic, the Fringe Festival has returned with a new format. The 10-day festival(opens in a new tab) includes 21 on-demand digital performances as well as 15 in-person theatre groups.

Audience Feedback

A tale about choices and how to respond to life changing events. Understated but profound advice on how to live a more meaningful life. Uplifting, funny and profound.

Take me seriously when I say everyone must see this. It's beautiful, and I only wish the best for Keith. It will help you work out your own tomatoes and banjos in life, and leave you with hope for the world.

Life affirming show from a very personable performer. Passable Banjo player who has raised £345000 for charity! Well done.