Story artist Priscilla Howe is the first performer in the 2023 Speak Story Series, presented by Speak Storytelling, Inc. of Shepherdstown. Howe has been a full-time storyteller since 1993, telling a mix of folktales, tales from books, and original stories, most with a generous dollop of humor. She travels the world — fourteen countries and counting – with a bag of puppets. As she travels, she continues to search for the best restaurant fruit pie on earth.
Howe’s performance is scheduled for February 14 and 15 in the newly-renovated Shepherdstown Opera House. Showtime is at 7:30 both nights. The February 14 performance will also be available online.
Tuesday’s program will be The Story of Tristan and Iseult: A Medieval Classic (85 minutes plus intermission). Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Come hear an epic tale of good luck, bad choices, giants, dragons, fools, betrayal and, of course, romance. Wednesday’s program will be The Trickster Show: A Mishmash of Bulgarian Stories. In 2015, Priscilla went to Bulgaria on a Fulbright Scholarship, intending to search for trickster tales and animal stories. She came home with so much more! She’ll tell her favorite stories mixed with jokes, sly commentary and travelogue.
Tickets are $15, available online at SpeakStorySeries.com. Season tickets are also available. Speak Story Series is for adult audiences. Mature youth allowed at guardian’s discretion. Email email@example.com for additional information.By Staff Contributor