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Ruffles Story Concert
Performers: Patricia Coffie, Jennifer Pahl Otto, Carol McCormick, Margaret Burk.
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In this heartwarming journey through life and love, Erin travels to the small town in Pennsylvania where her maternal grandparents met and began writing their legacy. As she takes a stroll through history, she wonders how such profound compassion and service became the foundation of the Yarletts' name. How is it that some can love so deeply, while others are left pining for connection? In the months after her grandparents' 67th wedding anniversary, Erin reflects on her own adventures in searching for love and living with a heart wide open.
Category: Family, Life and Love
"A Heroine's Journey:
An American Librarian in Norwich, England"
Our heroine gets the magical paperwork that will allow her to volunteer as a librarian and storyteller while living abroad. She undergoes trials, recieves help from mentors, and steps into her power. At the end of her stay, she is ready to move home, triumphant... but the return can be the hardest part of the journey. This performance is a compliation of stories lived and told by an American librarian in Norwich, England.
I’m a believer. I can’t help it. I was built that way. I am credulous, pretty gullible, and basically optimistic. I believe in the universe. I believe in spring. That belief cradles the hard times, shines warmth on the good times, and informs the stories I create and the poetry I write. These stories and poems tackle love, loss, and transformation. They are about the universe. And spring.
Caategory: Adult, Teen
History is written by the victors, or at least those who end up in power. Finally, some of those painted as wicked villains in the stories you love step out of the shadows to share their truth. Powerful people like Princess Cinderella, who have been working hard to squash rumors of what really happened, will not control the narrative any longer. Come hear the true stories of those whose names and reputations have been destroyed. These poor, disparaged individuals will be silenced no more!
Category: Adult, Teen
Warning: Sexual inuendos and descriptions of violence.
Are their parallels between low wage temp workers and educated working professionals in the U.S.? Do the lines of socio-economic class ever blur? Writer, Actress, Storyteller and Arts Activist Jasmin Cardenas interviewed workers around the country to create this Documentary Theater Solo Piece.
Warning: Some mention of Sexual Harrassment
When I was a child my great-aunt told me Baba Yaga stories, and I was both captivated and terrified. Now that I am becoming a crone, Baba Yaga again fascinates me. Becoming Baba Yaga explored the connections between aging, magic, and what it means to fully embrace my own witchy self. Personal narrative is woven into traditional Baba Yaga tales passed through my family, and The Witch of the Woods has a thing or two to say herself.
Caategory: Adult, Teen
Warning: Discussion of aging and the changes it brings.
In thinking about/re-thinking traditional stories, I find myself asking "where are the men?" When they are present they appear as catalysts, foils, fools, and perhaps as Deus Ex Machina. The stories in this performance will be a broken mirror to men's roles and perspectives in retelling such tales as Rapunzel and Sir Gwain / Dame Ragnell.
Warning: Adult language, possible erotic and / or violent situations.
Janice Del Negro and Ann Harding take you on a spirited journey through the transformed landscape of fairy and folk in an hour of traditional tales retold in non-traditional ways. Category: Adult, Teen Warning: None