posted at 11:51 am Mon Oct 6th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)
Local musician and songwriter Allen Church will bring his one-man performance "The Return of Crazy Chase" to the River Arts Center in Morrisville Saturday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $10/person available in advance by calling 888-1261 or online at www.riverartsvt.org.
In this two part musical performance, Church brings to life the legendary dance hall fiddler and Vermont character, Alfred "Crazy" Chase. Telling the story through traditional fiddle tunes, stories, and original songs, Church reflects on a time "when life was a little slower and communities tighter". Church conducted dozens of interviews, gathering stories about Chase which inspired scenes in the show.
Author Howard Frank Mosher commented, "Allen Church's one-man presentation, 'The Return of Crazy Chase,' brilliantly and hilariously revives one of Vermont's least-known and most fascinating individualists. At a time when 'the Village was the world' for most Vermonters, Alfred 'Crazy' Chase made his life into a work of art. Cross-dresser, musical savant, entertainer, and piano tuner extraordinaire, Chase was literally one in a million.
With great insight, humor, and empathy, Mr. Church catches perfectly the wonderful talent, strangeness, and humanity of one of Vermont's last self-styled characters. 'The Return of Crazy Chase' abounds with music,laughter, anecdotes, and history. It's like nothing I've ever seen before."
Allen Church majored in music at Trinity College, and has been playing his entire life. He taught music at the Stowe Elementary School for 18 years and currently runs the "Different Drummers' String School" where he teaches students guitar, violin and fiddle at his home in Morrisville.
River Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching community life through the arts to the residents of the Lamoille Valley and beyond. For more information about the event or other workshops and classes, call River Arts at 888-1261, or visit their website:www.riverartsvt.org.
Morrisville, VT 05661 (Set as Local)