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Word Plays: Storytelling at Proctors 2018-2019
Our Twelfth 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.

Sept. 16 Yes, mavericks are horses and Dallas basketball players. Come hear stories of other kinds of mavericks - people who did not go along with everyone else, who created their own path, for better or for worse. Our tellers are: Atharv Agashe, Betty Cassidy, Linda McKenney, Bonnie Mion, Varun Mondaiyka, Claire Nolan, Nancy Marie Payne and Sandy Schuman.

Oct. 14 Irresistible is defined as impossible to refuse, oppose, or avoid because it is too pleasant, attractive, or strong. Come hear stories of people who were irresistible or who struggled with the irresistible, told by: Atharv Agashe, Siri Allison, Claire Beetlestone, Betty Cassidy, Marni Gillard, Christie Keegan, Nancy Marie Payne and Sandy Schuman.

Starting Over
Jan. 27 Sometimes you can't continue on -- you just have to start over. Come hear stories of how people dealt with, coped, and/or survived starting over, told by: Atharv Agashe, Claire Beetlestone, Kate Dudding, Varun Mondaiyka, Mary Murphy, Eliud Nieves, Claire Nolan and Nancy Marie Payne.

Inside Out
Feb. 24 Have you ever felt that you knew something really well, "inside out" so to speak? Or maybe you've felt that things were inside out because everything was topsy-turvy. (Isn't "inside out" an interesting expression given these very different meanings?) Come hear some inside out stories about people in the know and people dealing with being topsy-turvy, told by: Siri Allison, Claire Beetlestone, Betty Cassidy, Kate Dudding, Marni Gillard, Mary Murphy, Eliud Nieves and Sandy Schuman.

April 7 Who doesn't like to hear about shenanigans?. Come enjoy some stories of people, in both fact and fiction, and their various shenanigans, told by: Siri Allison, Claire Beetlestone, Kate Dudding, Bonnie Mion, Mary Murphy, Linda McKenney and Barbara Palumbo.

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