Acclaimed storytellers Regina Ress, Laura Simms, Gerald Fierst and Elaine Muray will headline this fall at “Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse,” a professional storytelling series featuring renowned performers and sponsored by the Educational Theater program at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.
Spinning tales from the deep forests of Romania to meteor craters in New Mexico, from the spookylicious to the delightfully delicious, the four American raconteurs will share classic and contemporary tales at three events hosted at the historic Playhouse, located at 133 MacDougal Street, between W. 3rd St. and Washington Sq. Dates and descriptions are as follows:
Sunday, September 21, 2014, 3 p.m.
Laura Simms and Regina Ress
Magic in the World
Laura Simms and Regina Ress combine true-life tales of renewal and ancestors with ancient myths and a zany Romanian fairytale as told by Simms’s grandmother, finding inspiration and beauty in nature and living language carried in the remarkable tales.
Appropriate for adults and children 9 and older.
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3 p.m.
The Aesthetics of Horror!
Gerald Fierst tells tales both spooky and horrific. From San Francisco in the ’60s to the edge of a mile-wide meteor crater in the black lava flow near Zuni, New Mexico, Fierst’s stories question what is real and what is unknown and he guarantees all participants will scream at least once during the performance.
Appropriate for adults and children 10 and older.
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 3 p.m.
A Moveable Feast of Story
Elaine Muray's unique approach to storytelling incorporates mime and masks, swaths of cloth, and a command of sound and voice that create rich, memorable characters. Having trained with some of the masters in physical theatre, including the legendary Tony Montanaro, Muray’s performances breathe new life into the old stories. The program includes traditional and personal stories particularly tuned to this time of the year.
Appropriate for adults and children 8 and older.
Events are free and open to the public. The box office opens one hour before the show. For more information, call 212-998-5867.