A performer on stage holds a banjo instrument in their hands, plucking the strings
One Yellow Rabbit and Lunchbox Theatre Present

Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Quivering Dendrites

Quivering Dendrites
Co-presented by One Yellow Rabbit and Lunchbox Theatre


Raw, Authentic, Beautiful


Fresh from his Off-Broadway debut, Keith Alessi shares his inspirational true story of leaving the corporate world behind to follow his true passion – playing the banjo! When facing a battle with cancer, his lifelong dream becomes the key to saving his life. Told through humour and music, this is an uplifting story of challenge, triumph, and the power of positivity.




Sold out audiences across Canada, the US and England have enthusiastically embraced the show's positive message and valuable life lessons.

Selected as one of eighteen shows worldwide to participate in the 2019 Fringe Encore Series at the Soho Playhouse in New York City.  

"Alessi’s inspirational and compelling tale will pluck at your heartstrings, clawhammer style."
    Winnipeg Free Press-5 Stars

Global News Edmonton-5 Stars and Top 3 Pick of the 2019 Edmonton Fringe Festival

"You absolutely should come and see this performance.  It was raw, authentic and beautiful"
      Vancouver Theatre Addicts



Artist Talkback
January 17

Stay after the performance to meet the artists, ask questions, and learn about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into creating the performance.



Special Events


January 24 – 6:00 PM Village Brewery will be in the theatre with samples of their delicious collection before the show! Included with your general admission ticket!  From 5:30 - 6:00 PM Showtime, enjoy a sampling of Village Brewery products.