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Lessons In Temperament


Attention: Both performances of Lessons in Temperament (August 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm) have unfortunately been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances beyond control. All ticket holders will be issued a full refund. The Kick & Push Festival apologizes for this inconvenience.


In Lessons in Temperament, James Smith tunes pianos in various public and private spaces throughout Kingston while exploring the concept of equal temperament as well as his three older brothers’ mental illnesses: obsessive compulsive disorder, autism, and schizophrenia. Smith attempts to grant balance to the instrument that has both kept him grounded and kept him company throughout his life.

Part memoir, part performance art, part tune-up, this site-specific show offers a unique theatrical experience, and a singular glimpse into the lives of those living with strange, beautiful, distempered minds.

August 13, 2017

2:00pm and 8:00pm

Various living rooms across Kingston (ticket buyers will be emailed the performance location)

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