Cu Fu

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Cu’Fu?, Charly (Calogero) Chiarelli’s delightful one-man show, has a special Festitalia Opening Night performance Thursday, September 28 at 8 pm, followed by a reception, at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street.  

Cu’fu? is Charly’s hilarious and touching tribute to his crazy Sicilian family who moved from Racalmuto, Sicilia to the North End of Hamilton. His father’s bewilderment at the automatic record changer, his mother’s uncanny ability to read faces, and the unexpected reaction of both when they discover Charly is smoking “Mario Lanza”, create a portrait at once affectionate and achingly funny. Cufu? runs from September 28 to October 7 at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, half a block west of James Street North.

To book tickets online, see www.artword.net/artbar. Book early, as space is limited.

And in December at Artword Artbar…

A new play by Charly (Calogero) Chiarelli is opening in December at Artword Artbar, December 7 – 16. Charly’s Piano is the true story about how Charly worked at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto in 1972. Charly organizes a fundraiser to buy a piano for the patients to play. At first, no one signs up, but when “the Cat Lady” says she’ll sing “Me and Bobby McGee”, the idea takes off. Patients, doctors, nurses perform in a sell-out concert. Charly and a patient known as “the Duchess” travel by public transit to a mansion on the outskirts of Toronto and buy the piano. And at Christmas, Charly leads patients and staff (and audience) in Christmas songs and carols.

Two-show special: Book a ticket for Cu’Fu and see Charly’s Piano for an additional $15.