JAN 12 1:00PM

SINGING THE RIVER, DREAMING THE STONE

Jay Leeming brings performance storytelling to the Cherry as part of the monthly "Singing the River, Dreaming the Stone" series!

Wild horses, flowers, a cow-stealing toddler and an angry goddess-- come hear all the anger, sorrow and wild humor of this central myth of the ancient Greek civilization brought to life by the power of storytelling. This full cinema of the imagination will include forbidden fruit, pirates, a blizzard, a wrestling with the wintry consequences of desire unleashed-- and of course much laughter and song. Come one, come all!

Leeming renders tales for diverse audiences, often weaving them together with live music. The words of the stories are improvised anew with each telling in response to the inspiration of the moment and the nature of the audience.

Sunday, Jan. 12 - 1pm & 7:30pm
Persephone: Queen of the Underworld

Sunday, Feb. 9 - 1pm & 7:30pm
Tales from the Arabian Nights

Sunday, Mar. 15 - 12:30pm & 7:30pm
Gilgamesh

Sunday, April 12 - 1pm & 7:30pm
The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell

Leeming has spent years telling stories in classrooms and libraries, as well as to adult audiences in theaters and National Parks. The creator of the Crane Bag Storytelling Podcast, he is the author of two books of poetry and the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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