"Storytelling Arts of Indiana will kick off the new year with Willy Claflin telling “The George Washington Method for Blues Ukulele” Jan. 12, 8 p.m. at the Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St.
Comedian Claflin is famous for fracturing fairy tales, and he claims to have found historical documents that suggest a number of revelations about the father of our country: Washington invented the kazoo, was an abstract artist working in neo-Cubish 3D collage and suffered from an odd pseudo-Tourette’s affliction that caused him to unexpectedly exclaim, “Red hot mamma!”
The Boston Phoenix said, “Claflin’s performances reflect an astute ear for the incongruous and a blithe love of the absurd. This is an irreverent folkie who kicks the stuffing out of museum pieces.”
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. To order, call 317-232-1882 or go to www.storytellingarts.org.