Presented by St. Paul's Theater, this one-man folk-rock musical tells the true story of James Eads How, the son of rich man, who chose the life of a hobo to fight for the homeless. More…
July 27th, 1930. On this night, a charismatic hobo named Gilly tricks a passel of strangers into attending an impromptu funeral for a prominent activist and hobo icon, James Eads How (1874-1930). A real-life heir to a wealthy St. Louis family, How lived as a hobo to bring awareness and help to homeless migrant workers, inspiring a legacy of advocacy as the founder of hobo colleges, unions, news and other groups. Performed by actor/singer/songwriter Jara Jones on a homemade cigar-box guitar in an immersive setting, King of the Hobos examines hobo culture as well as Depression-era hardships and social ideals that still resonate throughout our nation today.
See it if You like musicals, folk-rock, solid performance. Stories based on the American experience.
Don't see it if You want something light and forgettable.
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