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Word Plays: Storytelling at Proctors 2019-2020
Our Thirteenth Season, now in The Heart Education Center
(lowest level)

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 celebrating the human spirit. 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.

There are coffee and snacks during intermission. After the show, you can meet the performers. The Heart Education Center is on lowest level below the Box Office, accessible by stairs or elevator.


Hope
Sept. 15 Listening to stories of hope what a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Come hear many types of hope-filled stories - personal and historical stories as well as folktales from around the world told by Claire Beetlestone, Betty Cassidy, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Marni Gillard, Linda McKenney, Claire Nolan, Nancy Marie Payne and Sandy Schuman.


Turning Points
Oct. 20 Sometimes people are confronted with turning points in their lives. Do they go right or left? Do they face the unknown? Do they challenge the status quo? Come hear stories of people who dealt with a turning point, from storytellers Claire Beetlestone, Betty Cassidy, Kate Dudding, Marni Gillard, Bonnie Mion, Claire Nolan, Nancy Marie Payne and Beverly Schwartz.


Kindness
Jan. 12 There have been stories about people being kind for thousands of years. Come hear some of these stories -- from an Australian Aboriginal folktale to recent personal stories told by Claire Beetlestone, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Claire Nolan, Nancy Marie Payne, Sandy Schuman and Beverly Schwartz.


Sticky Situations
Feb. 24 Spilling a liter of Coke all over your kitchen floor is a sticky situation. Come listen to all kinds of stories about sticky situations, many of them more consequential than spilling Coke. Our storytellers are Siri Allison, Claire Beetlestone, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Eliud Nieves, Claire Nolan, Sandy Schuman


Lemons to Lemonade
March 22 You know the saying when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Come hear many kinds of stories personal, historical and folktales about resourceful people who end up relishing their homemade lemonade. Our storytellers are Claire Beetlestone, Betty Cassidy, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Margaret French, Bonnie Mion, Eliud Nieves, 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.

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.

Story Circle is one of the first resident storytelling companies
at a US performing arts center

Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, New York 12305
Photos of some of Story Circle's performers