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Word Plays at Salem: Awakening, Sept. 10

Word Plays at Proctors: Awakening, Sept. 24

Story Sundays: Bump in the Night, Oct. 1


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Word Plays: Storytelling at Proctors
Our Eleventh Season in The Fenimore Gallery: 2017-2016

Sundays at 2:00 pm      Free Parking

PRICE: $12/person      GROUP RATE: groups of 8 or more pay only $8 per ticket at the Box Office

If you're one of those people who lingers in your car long after reaching a destination just to hear the end of Garrison Keillor's "The News from Lake Wobegon" or Ira Glass on "This American Life," then Word Plays may be for you.

Many performers will be telling during this season. At each Word Play, a different group of performers tell rarely heard contemporary and traditional stories about celebrating the human spirit. You will discover that Word Plays is a shared experience between the audience and the performer, combining the intensity of a solo performer with the intimacy of a face-to-face conversation.

Each show has its own theme where each story told relates to that theme.

Click here to watch many of our performers tell stories. Click here to find out about our performers.

Enjoy the arts in The Fenimore Gallery as the exhibitions and the stories change over the course of the year. There are coffee and snacks during intermission. After the show, you can meet the performers. The Gallery is on the second floor above the Box Office, accessible by stairs or elevator.


Awakening
Sept. 24 The morning isn’t the only time when people wake up. Come hear stories about people who had unexpected awakenings which changed their lives. Storytellers: Betty Cassidy, Claire Beetlestone, Joe Doolittle, Kate Dudding, Marni Gillard, Nancy Marie Payne, Sandy Schuman.


Catalysts
Oct. 15 Catalysts are people or things which speed up a chemical reaction or cause events to happen. Come hear the little known stories about the people behind some changing events. Storytellers: Christie Keegan, Claire Beetlestone, Eliud Nieves, Joe Doolittle, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Sandy Schuman.


The Unknown aka The Other
One of the Special Events associated with the Capital Rep production of Paris Time.
Jan. 21 The unknown -- the other – are they to be feared or welcomed? Come hear stories of when people met the unknown others. Storytellers: Christie Keegan, Claire Beetlestone, Claire Nolan, Kate Dudding, Marni Gillard, Siri Allison.


Revelations
Feb. 11 Revelations change people’s lives. Come hear stories of the moments when people suddenly realize a whole new way of thinking, or even the possibility of a whole new world. Storytellers: Betty Cassidy, Janet Carter, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Nancy Marie Payne, Sandy Schuman, Siri Allison.


Always?
One of the Special Events associated with the Capital Rep production of Blithe Spirit .
March 11 Irving Berlin’s love song “Always” is true for some, but not for others. And some people say, “It’s ALWAYS been like this. It’ll never change.” Come hear stories of people who found that always was or was not true for them, and of people who challenged the status quo. Storytellers: Christie Keegan, Claire Beetlestone, Eliud Nieves, Joe Doolittle, Kate Dudding, Marni Gillard, Nancy Marie Payne, Sandy Schuman.


Come enjoy the stories and the Proctors experience.

To purchase tickets, go to Proctors web site, visit the Box Office at Proctors, or call them at (518) 346-6204.

Proctors now has free parking in the Metroplex Parking Garage, 220 Broadway, near the bakery Villa Italia. Then just walk across the street and enter the Proctors Arcade via the rear entrance. Don't worry about any snow or ice as you enter the Arcade -- the sidewalk automatically melts precipitation.


Word Plays was inspired by 2nd Story, produced by Serendipity Theatre in Chicago.

Our previous seasons: first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth.

Story Circle is one of the first resident storytelling companies
at a US performing arts center

Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, New York
Photos of some of Story Circle's performers