NEWTOWN — The historic Newtown Theater will perform “An Afternoon of Storytelling: Tales of Risk and Transformation” on Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. During this oral storytelling event, five of the region’s most engaging storytellers will explore the human experience in all its pathos. and joy. Storytellers include:
Robin Moore has told stories to over a million people and presented over 5,000 storytelling programs in a variety of settings. He was named National Storyteller of the Year and Author of the Year by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association.
Ed Stivender has been dubbed “the Robin Williams of storytelling”. Since 1977, when he quit his day job as a teacher and turned to storytelling full-time, Stivender has toured the world at major storytelling festivals and in other settings.
Quiet Riot is a team of two brothers: Bill Mettler, Executive Storyteller, and David Mettler, Head of Noises and Opportunity. The brothers’ collection of eclectic life experiences inspire their storytelling. Their performances have been called “goofy”, “spellbinding”, “challenging”, “wonderfully funny” and “intelligent”.
Charlotte Blake Alston has spent over 30 years sharing stories. She brings to life the traditional and contemporary stories of African and African-American oral and cultural traditions. In 1991 she was the first storyteller to perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra and in 2021 she was named the orchestra’s official storyteller, narrator and entertainer.
Debra Pieri calls herself an “accidental storyteller”. An award-winning educator, Pieri has been telling stories for 41 years and sees them as the vehicle through which all possibilities flow.
Tickets are available on TheNewtownTheatre.com for $15 per person or $12 for theater members. Remaining tickets will be sold for $20 at the door on the day of the show (if available). Note that this is not a children’s story event.
The theater is located at 120 N. State Street in Newtown Borough. For the latest news on The Newtown Theatre, visit TheNewtownTheatre.com.