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Word Plays: Storytelling at Proctors
Our Eighth Season in The Fenimore Gallery: 2014-2015

Sundays at 2:00 pm   $16   Free Parking


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.

Twenty performers will be telling during this season. At each Word Play, a different group of performers tell rarely heard contemporary and traditional stories about being human. 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.

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.

$2 of each ticket is donated to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry Summer Lunch program where they feed 850 children each day. Click here for more info.

Harmony and Discord
Sept. 14 These tellers are sharing stories about people, in fact, foltale and fiction, trying to find a balance between harmony and discord: Betty Cassidy, Claire Beetlestone, Eliud Nieves, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Mary Murphy, Merideth Nieves, Nancy Marie Payne.

Risky Business
Oct. 26 Sometimes by choice, and sometimes by fate, people have to deal with some risky business. Enjoy these stories told by: Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Bonnie Mion, Claire Nolan, Eliud Nieves, Janet Carter, Mary Murphy, Merideth Nieves, Micki Groper, Nancy Marie Payne, Sandy Schuman.

Locked Out
Jan. 18 We've all been locked out - either actually or metaphorically. Come hear these fabulous locked out stories told by: Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Anne Marie McLaughlin, Barbara Palumbo, Colette Odell, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Sandy Schuman.

The Kindness of Strangers
Mar. 1 Folktales, myths, historical and personal stories illustrate the kindness of strangers, as told by these tellers: Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Anne Marie McLaughlin, Betty Cassidy, Claire Beetlestone, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Sandy Schuman, Siri Allison.

Unexpected Consequences
Apr.12 Unexpected consequences - what we've all experienced from time to time. Come hear how these stories turn out, as told by: Anne Marie McLaughlin, Betty Cassidy, Bonnie Mion, Claire Beetlestone, Colette Odell, Eliud Nieves, Joe Peck, Kate Dudding, Merideth Nieves, Sandy Schuman, Siri Allison.

Come enjoy the stories and the Proctors experience.

Shows start at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person per show - groups of 8 or more pay $8 per person per show. 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 first season's shows, our second season's shows, our third season's shows, our fourth season's shows, our fifth season's shows, our sixth season's shows and our seventh season's shows are listed here.

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