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Events in March 2019
Theater of the Mind: St. Augustine's Scoundrels
Theater of the Mind: St. Augustine's Scoundrels
March: "THEATER OF THE MIND: STORYTELLING"
Who: The Three Tellers: Margaret Kaler, Jane Sims, & Wayne Sims
What: "St. Augustine's Scoundrels"
When: March 5, 2019, 7:30 PM.
Where: Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue, Uptown St. Augustine
General Admission: $10.
"St. Augustine has always had more than its share of characters, crooks, and scalawags. This evening is guaranteed to be informative as well as fun! "
St. Augustine, Florida—
Tale Tellers of St. Augustine present THE THREE TELLERS in THEATER OF THE MIND: STORYTELLING February 15 at Limelight Studio Theatre in Uptown St. Augustine. "St. Augustine's Scoundrels" is an expose' of people and events which have made St. Augustine a notorious destination for centuries. Featured TTSA members are Margaret Kaler, Jane Sims, & Wayne Sims in a reprisal of a popular program which premiered during the 2018 Romanza Festivale.
The Three Tellers, actor Margaret Kaler and Jane and Wayne Sims, otherwise known as The Storytelling Sims, are accomplished and renowned performers well-known to audiences in Florida and beyond. The fascinating program was initiall researched under the guidance of Saint Augustine Historical Society Research Library personnel.
The show begins at 7:30 PM.
General Admission: $10; group rates available with advance notice. Tickets may be reserved in advance for pick up & pay the night of the event.
Information / reservation: 904-540-0402 or 386-439-9413, http://taletellers.org/.
Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue. Free off-street parking is available.
The Tale Tellers of St. Augustine, a non-profit organization of cultural and educational orientation, was founded in 1993 to promote the art and perpetuate the tradition of storytelling. Dedicated to community enrichment, the guild promotes the art of storytelling by sponsoring its membership in performance.
(ED: Now in its TWENTIETH season, "Theater of the Mind: Storytelling" is an continuing series of storytelling programs featuring seasoned, performing members of Tale Tellers of St. Augustine in a black box or theater setting.)
About the artists:
Ms. Kaler has researched and presented many stories of our local history. She currently portrays Mary Harkness Flagler for St. Augustine Road Scholar programs. She also tells traditional and literary stories, and stories from her own experiences living here in St. Augustine. Last October she directed a Classic Theater's production of 1984. In January she was featured at the Florida Storytelling Association Festival in Mount Dora, Florida.
Wayne & Jane Sims are humorists, historians and tandem tellers. The duo has spent 25 years sharing tales and legends at the renowned Florida Folk Festival in White Springs and 15 years stepping aboard St. Johns Riverkeeper Eco-Heritage boat cruises of the St. Johns River as naturalist William Bartram and author Constance Fenimore Woolson, America’s First Travel Writers. Locally the Sims recently presented "St. Augustine's Scoundrels" for the St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum membership, and in March will tell "Irish Tales" at the Port Orange Regional Library in Volusia County.
2nd Sundays @ The Center
2nd Sundays @ The Center
This is a series of special events with professional storytellers taking you on a journey through time, evoking history, memory, and connection. Lose yourself in the art of storytelling and accompanying music. Each month a different storyteller brings a unique program with storytelling and music.Connie Regan-Blake CD Release event: Leap and Laugh! Tales of Adventure
Connie Regan-Blake CD Release event: Leap and Laugh! Tales of Adventure
March 10, 2019, at 7:30 pm.
Isis Music Hall 743 Haywood Road West Asheville 28806
Show-Only Tickets: http://isisasheville.com/event/leap-laugh-connie-regan-blake/
Dinner-and-Show Reservations by phone 828-575-2737
$15 in advance/$18 day of show
Connie Regan-Blake celebrates the release of her new storytelling CD “Leap and Laugh! Tales of Adventure” on March 10th, 7:30pm at Isis Music Hall on Haywood Road in West Asheville. Audiences will enjoy a laugh-out-loud and remarkable storytelling journey from a leap in New Zealand to “Dorky Spandex vs. Macho Leather” on the Blue Ridge Parkway to the sparkling “Well at the End of the World.”
One of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake has performed her folktales and true-life stories for audiences in 47 states, 18 countries, and 6 continents so far! She has told at main stage concert halls, schools, festivals, libraries and at corporate conferences. Good Morning America credits her as “the mother of the American storytelling renaissance.” Her archive was recently adopted by the Library of Congress. Even with such accolades and world-wide fame, Regan-Blake still touches audiences with the authentic mountain charm she did when she first started her career in the 1970s, traveling America’s highways in a pick-up truck, stopping in towns to tell stories, quite some time before “storytelling” left the front porches of Appalachia.
Regan-Blake is the only performer invited onstage for every National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, since its conception in 1973 when featured a handful of tellers, a handful of audience, and a load of haybales to sit on. One of the tellers was Regan-Blake’s mentor, Ray Hicks, the only human ever featured on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine—which only ever has treasures on it. Hicks was a master of telling Jack Tales. When word of his talent reached across the nation, Johnny Carson sent a producer up to the Hicks home (they did not have a telephone) to arrange an appearance on The Tonight Show. Hicks replied, “You tell Johnny if he wants to hear a story, he can come up here and I’ll be happy to tell him one.” It has been Regan-Blake who has carried Hicks’ mastery into the world, stirring a whole series of generations to, in the words of Hicks himself, “Connie, tell on, tell on.”
Local poet and producer, Laura Hope-Gill, says of Regan-Blakes’ performances, “Hearing Connie tell reminds me to slow down and pay attention to life. There’s always story going on, and we can miss it.”
Throughout her career, Connie’s rare talent has transformed convention halls into wondrous landscapes and turned packed theaters into intimate circles of friends. She has performed at the nation’s top folk music and storytelling festivals, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C., the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Orem, Utah, and to Ugandan women building their lives through the paper-bead jewelry collective, Bead for Life, for which Regan-Blake is an ambassador.
Audiences can expect to laugh out loud as Regan-Blake describes her selection process of a hang-gliding guide in New Zealand and to hold their breath as her husband, Phil, takes on the Blue Ridge Parkway on bicycle, as well as to be enthralled by an old traditional story made new in Regan-Blake’s talent and skill in telling. This is a family friendly event.