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King of the Hobos
Brooklyn
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King of the Hobos NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing

About the Show

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.

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Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

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.

Critic Reviews (2)

November 16th, 2015

"Jones also integrates the audience into his performance, talking to various people as though they are actual fellow funeral goers, making it an immersive experience...As an experience, 'King of the Hobos' is a unique one in that I can’t say I’ll ever attend a funeral for a hobo. But if you’re a lover of travel and Americana, and are in tune with the plight of the homeless, this is a show you may enjoy."
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October 12th, 2014
For a previous production

"Jones’ chief storytelling tool is his songwriting skills, which feel organically deep and brilliantly impressionistic…The show bends naturally toward murky storytelling territory...you may often find yourself wondering just where this road’s leading him, and you. But Gilly lives by rules that don’t bear much inspection, and though I was more than happy to wallow in the vernacular richness Jones gives us, I sometimes wished that we could simply stop wandering, and stand."
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