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Word Plays: Storytelling at Proctors
Our Tenth Season in The Fenimore Gallery: 2016-2017

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.

Many 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.

How Are Things in Glocca Morra?
One of the Special Events associated with the Capital Rep production of Outside Mullingar.
Sept. 18 Come enjoy tales from Ireland and other Celtic lands even if it isn't March. Storytellers: Claire Beetlestone, Fran Berger, Betty Cassidy, Kate Dudding, Margaret French.

Nov. 6 Bonaparte was defeated at Waterloo. Come listen to stories of others who suffered (and perhaps recovered from) a great defeat. Storytellers: Claire Beetlestone, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Bonnie Mion, Eliud Nieves, Merideth Nieves, Barbara Palumbo, Nancy Marie Payne, Joe Peck.

Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat
Jan. 29 Come hear stories of people who caused problems, especially when they were trying to change a situation which most people did not want changed. Some called them trouble makers, but others called them heroes. Storytellers: Siri Allison, Betty Cassidy, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Sandy Schuman.

I'm Still Here
One of the Special Events associated with the Capital Rep production of Assisted Loving - Dating with My Dad .
Feb. 26 Come enjoy folk tales, historical, personal and literary stories about people who were persistent, who didn't need assistance and just wouldn't go away. Storytellers: Siri Allison, Fran Berger, Janet Carter, Marni Gillard, Eileen Egan Mack, Eliud Nieves.

With A Little Bit of Luck
March 26 Sometimes, a little bit of good luck is all you need. Then again, a little bit of bad luck is usually NOT good... Come hear how these stories turn out. Storytellers: Fran Berger, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Mary Murphy, Eliud Nieves, Claire Nolan, Nancy Marie Payne, 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, eighth, and ninth. [an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive]