Saturday, September 17, 2016

Schaefer Says "I Do" In Brilliant One Person Show

Jeremy Schaefer presents "What's A Wedding Got To Do With It?"
at Elgin Public House 

Do you believe in love? Do you believe in marriage? In Jeremy Schaefer's show currently playing at the Elgin Public House, believing in love is not a problem, but marriage - let's just say that's another story. And it is brilliantly told as Schaefer leads us through his personal journey of discovery as a child shunning the idea of tying the knot after watching a late night with David Letterman, to his courtship as a young man meeting the woman of his dreams, and the eventual nuptials taking place years later. This performance is intelligent, witty, funny and touching. It goes beyond simple comedic gimmicks and shows a performer who has spent time really thinking about and institution that is doomed to fail for close to half of the people partake in it. The performance flies by without missing a beat to a soundtrack capturing the moods and rhythms of Schaefer's heart and soul. A must see show at this year's festival. Next shows: Sat. at 1:30pm and Sun. at 6pm.

- Michael Kubiak

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