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Word Plays: Storytelling at Proctors
Our Ninth Season in The Fenimore Gallery: 2015-2016

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.

Seventeen 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. 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.

$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.

The Road Not Taken
Sept. 20 These tellers share stories about people, in fact, folktale and fiction, who had a choice to make in their life's journey: Siri Allison, Fran Berger, Betty Cassidy, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Kate Dudding, Margaret French.

Coming Home
Oct. 25 Thomas Wolfe wrote, "You can't go home again." Find out if he was right by listening to stories told by: Fran Berger, Janet Carter, Eileen Egan Mack, Mary Murphy, Claire Nolan, Nancy Marie Payne.

Stormy Weather
Jan. 24 We've all experienced stormy weather - either actually or metaphorically. Come hear these fabulous stormy weather stories told by: Siri Allison, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Kate Dudding, Marni Gillard, Colette Odell, Sandy Schuman.

Feb. 28 Myths, historical, personal and literary stories about people drawn to the irresistible, as told by these tellers: Kate Dudding, Marni Gillard, Barbara Palumbo, Nancy Marie Payne.

Luck Strikes
Apr.10 Luck often strikes us - for good or, sometimes, for bad. Come hear how these stories turn out, as told by: Siri Allison, Fran Berger, Janet Carter, Claire Nolan, 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. [an error occurred while processing this directive]

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

Our previous seasons: first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth. [an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive]