Now: Winnipeg, MB!

We're performing now at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival!


REVIEWS! Winnipeg Free Press awards the show: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wednesday July 17 @ 10:15pm

Thursday July 18 @ 8:15pm

Friday July 19 @ 10:00pm

Saturday July 20 @ 8:15pm

Sunday July 21 @ 8:15pm

Monday July 22 @ 4:15pm

Tuesday July 23 @ 10:00pm

Wednesday July 24 @ 4:15pm

Thursday July 25 @ 8:15pm

Friday July 26 @ 4:15pm

Saturday July 27 @ 10:00pm

Sunday July 28 @ 2:00pm

Tomatoes on TV!

Keith was on CTV last Thursday morning in Regina to talk about the show and festival!

RIFF 2019 - Team Fringe - CTV July 11

IT'S DAY 2Hey Look William Hales & Keith Alessi (Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me) were on CTV Morning Live - Regina today!--------------------------------Regina Fringe - July 10-145 Venues - 21 Shows - EVERY DAYTickets https://regina_fringe.eventbrite.caon-line $12 (plus fees)At-the-door $14 (Cash Only)--------------------------------Other Events during Festival WeekJuly 13 - Kid's Fringe - 10:00 - 2:00 - Museum (indoors/outdoors)--------------------------------#yqr #reginafringe2019 #regina, Saskatchewan Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Tourism Saskatchewan Tourism Regina Tourism Moose Jaw SaskExpress Regina Farmers' Market Cooperative Regina Downtown BID CTV Regina

Posted by Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival on Thursday, July 11, 2019


The Reviews Are In!

Check out what the critics are saying about the show!


Winnipeg Free Press: "Using a mixture of humour (yes, there are banjo jokes), observations, self-reflection and music, Alessi’s inspirational and compelling tale will pluck at your heartstrings, clawhammer style."

Full Review Here!

Vancouver Presents: “Fringe review: Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life is an intimate and affecting show.”

The Paper ( New York City

"An honest telling of one man’s journey.  Alessi’s performance manages to be warm, tear-jerking, and humorous all at once – a gem in New York City’s off-off-Broadway scene."

Full Review Here!

Theatre Is Easy (New York City): "Keith Alessi's Italian-Canadian corporate-to-banjo story is thoroughly entertaining."

"Alessi's story is straightforward, vulnerable, heartwarming, and full of traditional “old time” music of the Southern United States."

Full Review Here! (Vancouver):Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me, But Banjos Saved My Life is a show in the true spirit of Fringe. The performance will put a smile on your face, leaving you glad and happy.”

Vancouver Presents: Fringe review: “Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life is an intimate and affecting show”

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Katie’s Picks: “If the name isn’t enough to grab your attention, maybe you will be happy to hear that this show is for all ages. And the tomatoes are evil.”