Ballads of a Grateful Heart

Internationally acclaimed writer, performer, and chef James Haller returns to ACT ONE’s Festival with a new performance memoir! 

This heartfelt and delightful collage of portraits is told with warmth, spiced with delicious laughter, and is rich in tender insights and grateful love.

A special feature of this production is the evocative music score composed by New England’s own accordionist-extraordinare, Gary Sredizenski!

  “Stunning prose, great good humor, nostalgia, and wisdom.”

Mr. Haller first captivated ACT ONE audiences with Salt & Pepper Cooking~The Education of an American Chef, chronicling a lifetime of cooking, from the age of three in the kitchen with his grandmothers to the day he opened his own kitchen in the famed Blue Strawbery Restaurant of Portsmouth at the age of 33.   Haller is a gifted writer and storyteller who weaves humor and compassion into his pondering of the meaning of life.

~ Sponsored by Johnson Creek Village, a new Care Home coming to Dover NH ~


Aug 31, Sep 22 ~ 2:00 & 7:30

General Admission – $20
Senior (65 or better)/Student (under 18) – $18
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JAMES HALLER - General Admission
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