Theater: Pipes of Pan

BANJO DANCING, OR THE 48TH ANNUAL SQUITTERS MOUNTAIN SONG DANCE FOLKLORE CONVENTION AND BANJO CONTEST AND HOW I LOST

His head sports the pagan curls of a young Harpo Marx, and his face and body quiver with some of the same nutty, berserk humor. But native Chicagoan Stephen Wade, 26, has a great deal more to offer than that.

He is an impassioned banjoist, a nimbly authoritative clog dancer, a soulful singer of folk music and an enthralling tall-tale raconteur. He gyrates to the pipes of Pan. He is making his theatrical debut in...

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