Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of One

Date / Time

  • May 30, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of One riffs on the singer-songwriter’s New York variety show, which features musicians, poets, writers and comedians. Cabinet of One distills the vaudevillian spirit of these monthly showcases into a unique solo performance created especially for the Rosenbach. In the role of singer, songwriter, novelist, and MC, Wesley Stace (who also releases music under the name John Wesley Harding) will weave music and literature into an unforgettable and highly entertaining evening.

This program is sponsored by Lenore H. Steiner and Perry A. Lerner.

About the Performer

Wesley Stace was born in Hastings, Sussex in 1965. Under the name John Wesley Harding, he released 17 albums, ranging from traditional folk to full-on pop. His most recent, Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding, recorded with The Jayhawks, was released in February 2017. He has also published four novels, including the international bestseller Misfortune. He created Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders, a monthly show that plays at NYC’s City Winery. The New Yorker called it “one of the finest nights of entertainment this city has to offer.” Stace has taught at Princeton and Swarthmore, and reviews for the Times Literary Supplement and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Philadelphia.

Performance at the Rosenbach

From adaptations of beloved classics from page to stage to interactive performances inspired by great literature, experience theatrical arts in an intimate setting. Performances take place at the Rosenbach unless otherwise noted. Seating is limited; advance registration is strongly recommended.