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KILL DATE 12/25/06

Contact Information: Beth Hellman (401) 272-8707

American Story Theater Presents:
the Rhode Stories Family Festival

The American Story Theater is pleased to announce the first (annual?) Rhode Stories Family Festival to be held at two Rhode Island locations -- Pawtucket's Slater Mill and the Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston. October, November and December are the times to bring the family out to hear some stories from some of New England's best performers.

"Rhode Islanders hate to travel," said American Story Theater Director Mark Binder, "so we decided to bring the festival to them. We've scheduled events in both Northern and Southern Rhode Island -- and next year we hope to have even more venues."

This year's themes include Spooky Stories in October, Family and Food Stories in November, and of course Holiday Stories in December. Plus, of course, every event will have a bit of a Rhode Island theme. Each performance will feature two storytellers, and last about an hour and a half (with a a snacks-available intermission).

"We're family friendly," Mark Binder said, "which means that we want the adults to have as good a time as the young people. These aren't stories for infants, so please make appropriate arrangements."

Tickets are reasonably priced at $5 for adults and $2 per child. Season passes are available for $15, which will allow one adult and two children to see every event at one of the venues. (The Rhode Stories festival is NOT recommended for children under 4!)

Rhode Stories Family Festival Schedule

October - Spooky Stories

Friday, October 27 -- 7pm at Slater Mill

Sunday, October 29 -- 4pm at the Courthouse Center

November - Family and Food Stories

Saturday, November 18 -- 7pm at Slater Mill

Sunday, November 19 -- 4pm at the Courthouse Center

December - Holiday Stories

Saturday, December 16 -- 7pm at Slater Mill

Sunday, December 17-- 4pm at the Courthouse Center

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Performers include Paula Dugan, Jeanne Donato, Catfish Jim Gillen, Marilyn Murphy Meardon, Carolyn Martino and Laura Packer and American Story Theater founder and director Mark Binder.

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The American Story Theater

produces and presents an unmatched variety of story performances for all ages -- bringing America's history, heritage and cultures to life. American Story Theater Programs are inspiring, innovative and entertaining. We promote community, learning, literacy, love of language, respect for diversity, and powerful communication.