Friday, February, 24: “Tolerance”
at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Whatever your politics — personal or in a larger social context — it's fair to say that “tolerance” is definitely a subject du jour. Tolerance can mean an ability to deal with conflict or pain. It can be a negative — “I can barely tolerate so-and-so's behavior.” And it can be a sign of compassion, acceptance, and understanding. What's your story?
We are thrilled to have scheduled several of the best storytellers from the Greater Boston area to tell this evening — Amanda Goodwin, Kemp Harris, Katie Liesener, and Finley Smith. Community tellers are Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd pastor of the Greater Framingham Community Church and Furquaan Syed, a teen member of Masjid-e-Basheer in Framingham.
Access Framingham TV will be hosting a “purple carpet” before the show so you can share your enthusiasm for the debut of “Moth-inspired True Stories Told Live” in Framingham.
Doors open at 7:30pm
Storytelling starts at 8pm
“There is no greater burden than carrying an untold story.” — Maya Angelou
Each month, we supply a theme on which stories are based. Invited tellers prepare five- to six-minutes stories. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a two- to three-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale. We occasionally partner with community organizations which provide some of our featured tellers. Other tellers are welcome to tell any story related to our monthly theme.
Doors open at 6pm
Storytelling starts at 6:30pm
Acton Coffee provides beverages and snacks until 6:30pm. Order them downstairs and bring them up for the show.
Special offers: Purchase three tickets and bring a friend for free. Seniors (65+) can come for free.
Sunday, February 26: “United”
In the wise words of “Canned Heat” back in the ’70s: “Together we’ll stand, Divided we’ll fall, Come on now people, Let's get on the ball, And work together, Come on, come on, Let’s work together, (Now now people), Because together we will stand, Every boy, every girl and man.” (Watch Canned Heat.) What does “United" mean to you. United for a cause? United in opposition to something? Working as a team? United in a great marriage or partnership? What's your story?
Our featured tellers this evening include Acton resident, Senator Jamie Eldridge who is known for his leadership and independence to represent the best interests of the residents of his district and the Commonwealth. In addition to his recent actions to support the rights of women, Muslims and immigrants, he has championed legislation to enhance public education, stimulate the economy, protect the environment, expand access to health care, and improve public transportation.
George from the Bronx, an award-winning storyteller and 2016 Massmouth Grand Champion Finalist, is also a writer, physicist, inventor, and teacher. From George's web bio: “He was born into a kooky family in a strange world called the Bronx. After 17 years of Catholic indoctrination followed by seven colleges and extreme deprivation while bumbling through 23 countries, he exudes zany tales overflowing with passion, joy, wisdom and wit.”
We are always on the hunt for local, often first-time tellers, if you are interested in being one of our featured local tellers email David.
SPECIAL OFFER: True West Brewery offers 10% off food on the night of our performances if you order your tickets online. Just show them a digital or printed receipt of your purchase to receive your discount.
Winter/Spring 2017 Series
Fugitive Stories will be back in The Gallery at Villageworks monthly for five Sundays starting in January. Sign up for our eblast or visit our website to learn the themes of our upcoming events.
Sunday, January 29, 6:30pm — (Theme: “Tolerance“)
Sunday, February 26, 6:30pm — (Theme: “United“)
Sunday, March 26, 6:30pm — (Theme: “Trust“)
Sunday, April 23, 6:30pm — (Theme: “Promise“)
Sunday, May 21, 6:30pm — (Theme: “Stranger“)