Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Programs - Educational Theatre

Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse

Fall 2014 Season

From the deep forests of Romania to meteor craters in New Mexico, from the spookylicious to the delightfully delicious, internationally renowned tellers Laura Simms, Regina Ress, Gerald Fierst, and Elaine Muray share classic and contemporary tales for a great Fall season at the historic Provincetown Playhouse.

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Laura Simms and Regina Ress
Magic in the World

Stories invite us into a universe of wilderness and transformation. Laura Simms and Regina Ress combine true life tales of renewal and ancestors with ancient myths and a zany Romanian fairytale as told by Laura's grandmother. Where do we find inspiration and beauty in our complicated world if not in nature and our relationship to the magic of living language carried in remarkable tales? This program’s tapestry is woven with dedication for the children of the world and for all of us who live from the heart.
Appropriate for adults and children 9 and older

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Gerald Fierst
The Aesthetics of Horror!

From Poe to personal, Gerald Fierst tells spookylicious and horrific tales to delight and fill you with fear and awe. Gerald has traveled the world gathering terrifying tales. From San Francisco in the ’60s to the edge of a mile-wide meteor crater in the black lava flow near Zuni, New Mexico, these stories will make you rethink what is real and what is unknown. He guarantees that you will scream at least once this afternoon. Will you take the dare?
Appropriate for adults and children 10 and older

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Elaine Muray
A Moveable Feast of Story

Elaine Muray's unique approach to storytelling incorporates mime and masks, swaths of cloth, and a command of sound and voice that create rich, memorable characters. A jaguar growls, a horse approaches and rears, a Maori warrior fends off a monster. Having trained with some of the masters in physical theatre, including the legendary Tony Montanaro, Elaine’s performances breathe new life into the old stories. The program includes traditional and personal stories particularly tuned to this magical time of the year.
Appropriate for adults and children 8 and older

Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal Street, (between W. 3rd St. & Washington Sq.)

Events are free. Box office opens 1 hour before the show
Information line  212-998-5867
David Montgomery, Program Director, Program in Educational Theatre
Regina Ress, Producer