On April 28 at 7:30pm, Charly Chiarelli will perform Cu'Fu at the Kingston Unitarian Fellowship, 206 Concession Street. Cu'Fu is a play that keeps pleasing audiences, year after year. The $20 admission includes light refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at the Novel Idea Bookstore, 156 Princess Street, or at KUF on Sunday morning. Charly has kindly offered proceeds from the evening to go toward the KUF renovation fund. For more information about the show, phone 613-542-1997.
Calogero (Charly) Chiarelli was born in Sicily and grew up in the industrial north end of Hamilton, Ontario (where, in the 1950s there
were 10,000 fellow Sicilians in one neighbourhood, all from the exact same town of Racalmuto). He skipped school to act as a family translator - dealing with major purchases and many confusing new-world bureaucrats.
As well as having mastered the lost art
of being a "pin-boy" for downtown bowling alleys, Charly has a Master's degree in Social Work (also degrees in Psychology and Linguistics) but Charly does not let these credentials get in the way of his true loves of writing stories and songs, harmonica playing and performance art. Though he has directed his talent to everything from children's stories to a Hollywood movie, he refers to the performance of his one-man show Cu'Fu as his primary mission.
a multifaceted work with a hook for every hat. Charly's virtuoso harmonica playing ripples through the elegantly interwoven scenes. He accompanies himself with a musical mosaic of original, Anglo/Sicilian blues and haunting tunes from the old-country.
amazing solo work has been performed in over one hundred different
venues. The city of Toronto presented Cu'Fu as one of the highlights of
its 1998 Canada Day celebration. In contrast to this venue, Cu'Fu was also performed for the Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Association of Psychotherapists.
For more information about Charly Chiarelli, visit his web site.