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Word Plays: Storytelling at Proctors
Our Seventh Season in The Fenimore Gallery: 2013-2014

Sundays at 2:00 pm   $16   Free Parking

(redeemable at Proctors 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.

Twenty performers will be telling during this season. At each Word Play, six to nine 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. 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.

$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.

Life and Death
Oct. 20 These tellers are sharing truly amazing stories about people, in fact, foltale and fiction, struggling with life and death situations: Siri Allison, Claire Beetlestone, Janet Carter, Lale Davidson, Kate Dudding, Mary Murphy, Eliud Nieves and Nancy Marie Payne.

Nov. 24 What better way to get ready for a Thanksgiving journey than to hear stories told by Janet Carter, Betty Cassidy, Lale Davidson, Bonnie Mion, Colette Odell and Nancy Marie Payne?

Betrayal and Beyond
Jan. 5 Ralph Waldo Emerson defined success as, among other things, to have endured the betrayal of false friends. Come hear stories that Ralph would have appreciated told by: Siri Allison, Betty Cassidy, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Kate Dudding, Margaret French and Sandy Schuman.

Love: Lost and Found
Feb. 16 Folktales, myths, historical and personal stories illuminate many kinds of love, told by these tellers: Siri Allison, Claire Beetlestone, Betty Cassidy, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Claire Nolan and Sandy Schuman.

Second Chances
Mar.23 Second chances - what we all need from time to time. Come hear how these stories turn out, told by: Jane Ainslie, Claire Beetlestone, Carol Connolly, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Eliud Nieves, Barbara Palumbo and Sandy Schuman.

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 Proctors web site, or 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 first season's shows, our second season's shows, our third season's shows, our fourth season's shows, our fifth season's shows and our sixth season's shows are listed here. [an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive]