Grand OnStage Presents

Lessons in Temperament

Get ready for an unforgettable theatre experience in the intimate setting of the Baby Grand.

One person sits on the floor. There are broken boxes, a bag, a sweater, and piano on the floor.


Join us for Lessons in Temperament, a captivating performance that explores the complexities of family relationships through the art and science of piano tuning. This award-winning play tells the story of four neurodiverse brothers and their lifelong journeys with OCD, autism, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Through the eyes of musician and theatre-maker James Smith, audiences will experience a powerful and emotional journey that is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to understand their own family dynamics. Don’t miss this highly anticipated production, which comes hot on the heels of the play’s recent feature film adaptation.

Post-show artist talkbacks will follow performances on January 25, 26 & 27 and will be led by:

January 25 – Dr. Colleen Renihan
January 26 – Rachel Marks
January 27 – Kemi King

*Content Warning* Lessons in Temperament may contain some difficult material with triggering scenes about mental health crises, suicide, violence and homelessness.


Kingston Grand Theatre, Baby Grand Theatre
218 Princess Street Kingston ON K7L 1B2 Canada


January 2024

  • Tuesday 23 at 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday 24 at 7:30 PM
  • Thursday 25 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday 26 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday 27 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday 28 at 7:30 PM

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