Chaplin’s THE KID
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017 4:00PM
Pre-concert conversation 3:00pm
Howard Performing Arts Center, Berrien Springs
Considered his most perfect and personal film by many Chaplin admirers, The Kid recounts the story of an abandoned baby unwillingly taken in by The Tramp. As the boy matures, it is evident the two have developed a tremendous bond. Experience this touching drama and inventive comedy with Chaplin’s original musical score performed live by the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra!
Charlie Chaplin is probably the most well-known actor of the early 20th century. He is among those few people from the silent era whom we still recognize without much hassle.
Charles Spencer Chaplin popularly known as "charlie chaplin" had a tragic childhood. His father died when he was just 12, due to alcohol abuse. His mother suffered from periodic bouts of insanity and was committed to a mental asylum. As a result, Charlie started working at a very early age to feed himself.
He took to the stage as the best opportunity for a career and made his professional debut at the age of eight as a member of a juvenile group called "The Eight Lancashire Lads". At the age of eighteen, he toured the US and that was the start of his brilliant career in acting and direction. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death at age 88.
Lesser known facts about this incredible performer