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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
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.
For more information, photos and performer bios
please visit http://www.americanstorytheater.org/
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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.