Now: Windsor, ON, Canada

Venue Change! We're performing at the Windsor-Walkerville Fringe Festival this week, which is now located at the Heimat Windsor Banquet Centre, 1367 Drouillard Road, Windsor. Find it here!

Wednesday May 22 @ 3pm

Thursday May 23 @ 6:45pm

Friday May 24 @ 4:15pm

Saturday May 25 @ 8:45pm

Sunday May 26 @ 12:30pm

Get tickets & info HERE!

The Reviews Are In!

Check out what the critics are saying about the show!


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”


#FringeDuJour: 20 shows not to miss at this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival

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.”