Saturday Nov 18th: A Raucous Evening of Banners and Cranks.
Banners and Cranks is a festival of cantastoria and crankyperformance by artists and musicians from all over the United States. Cantastoria is the Italian word for an ancient performance form involving the theatrical display of paintings accompanied by sung narration. A precursor to modern puppet theater, this practice originated in 6th Century India and spread East and West, with many different variations in style and subject matter. This cabaret style evening presents Cantastoria and cranky shows in the grand tradition, celebrating stories of mayhem, intrigue, and the small triumphs of the downtrodden, with live music by the Banners & Cranks House Band!
Please visit bannersandcranks.org to learn more about the performance form and the seven-year-old festival, coming to Frenchtown for the very first time!