All the Fame of Lofty Deeds

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“There are very few good, serious, enjoyable theater pieces about country music — especially if you nix all those melodramatic Branson and Pigeon Forge homages — and this show could well fill a void in New York and beyond.”
– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“All the Fame of Lofty Deeds” explores what that means, in all its swaggering ambition and self-destructive complexity. It’s a work befitting a singer-songwriter-artist who has spent his adult life merging art, music and politics. “It’s my curse,” Langford says with a laugh. Guarino’s play makes it a highly entertaining and thought-provoking one.”
– Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune

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“Playwright/rock journalist Mark Guarino hit on a gold mine of ideas when he partnered with Chicago musician-artist Jon Langford to create this show … There also is hilarity that sometimes sits uncomfortably alongside a palpable sadness … “All the Fame of Lofty Deeds” works pretty darn well. It’s a show for anyone who loves good music, good art and good storytelling.”
– Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times

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