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Word Plays: Storytelling at Proctors
Our Sixth Season in The Fenimore Gallery: 2012-2013

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, 17 from Story Circle and 3 from Children at the Well (youth storytellers for peace and understanding), will be telling during this season. At each Word Play, eight 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.

The Other F Words BUY
Sep. 23 Come hear what F Words, including fear, frogs, flood and faith, these tellers are talking about: Claire Beetlestone, Fran Combs Berger, Betty Cassidy, Kate Dudding, Emily Hebert, Stephen W. Leslie, Nancy Marie Payne and Sandy Schuman.

Click here for small flyers and a large flyer about this event.

Spine-Chilling: Stories from the Dark BUY
Oct. 14 What better way to get ready for Halloween than to hear stories told by Claire Beetlestone, Betty Cassidy, Peggy Cimino, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Mary Murphy and Eliud Nieves?

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Staying Alive: Stories of Survival BUY
Jan. 13 These tellers are sharing truly amazing stories about people, in fact and fiction, fighting to stay alive: Aditya Agashe, Siri Allison, Kate Dudding, Stephen W. Leslie, Bonnie Mion and Eliud Nieves.

From Heartbreak to Rapture: Love Stories BUY
Feb. 3 From ancient Egyptian and Eskimo folk tales to a personal story about marrying the same man twice, these stories illuminate many kinds of love, told by these tellers: Janet Carter, Carol Connolly, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Bonnie Mion, Eliud Nieves and Nancy Marie Payne.

Unforgettable: Stories of Wonder and Awe BUY
Mar.3 Come hear stories of fools, ghosts, earth-bound angels and miracles told by these tellers: Siri Allison, Claire Beetlestone, Fran Combs Berger, Betty Cassidy, Marni Gillard, Stephen W. Leslie and Ben Russell.

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.

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 and our fifth 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