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Word Plays: Storytelling at Proctors
Our Fifth Season in The Fenimore Gallery: 2011-2012

Sundays at 2:00 pm   $16   Free Parking

(redeemable at Proctor's Box Office)
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.

At Word Plays, superb 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.

Enjoy the arts in The Fenimore Gallery as the exhibitions and the stories change over the course of the year. Wine, beer and soda are available at the cash bar before the show starts and 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.

Excitement! BUY
Oct. 16 Fran Combs Berger and Betty Cassidy
Excitement! begins a new season of Word Play at Proctors. Fran Berger and Betty Cassidy hope their tales will spark your excitement as they bring you stories of stirring events and fascinating people.

Taking Liberties BUY
Jan. 29 Four Stories High: Jane Ainslie, Carol Connolly,
Mary Murphy and Barbara Palumbo

The highly-acclaimed storytelling quartet will be your guide to Taking Liberties -- stretching time, suspending belief, exploring the paranormal, unleashing one's spirit -- breaking barriers, becoming free!

Feisty BUY
Mar. 4 Janet Carter and Claire Nolan
Risking all, the feisty characters in these stories defy the ordinary.

Crazy Glue BUY
Mar. 25 Margaret French and Marni Gillard
Margaret and Marni share stories about things that repeat and things that stick like, well, crazy glue.

May 6 Kate Dudding and Gert Johnson
Come hear Gert and Kate share moving, touching and uplifting stories from around the world and through time.

Come enjoy the stories and the Proctors experience.

Shows start at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $16 per person per show. To purchase tickets, go to Proctor's web site, or 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 and our fourth 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