Saturday, October 8, 2011
A CONVERSATION WITH GARY CARDEN AT CITY LIGHTS CAFE
KIND HEARTS, PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE A PROGRAM AT THE CITY LIGHTS CAFE ON OCTOBER 19TH. IT IS CALLED "A CONVERSATION WITH GARY CARDEN," AND I AM HOPING THAT A BUNCH OF MY FRIENDS SHOW UP AND DO EXACTLY THAT ...ASK ME QUESTIONS FOR AN HOUR OR SO. NO ADMISSION, ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE A DONATION JAR THAT WILL BE PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED. OF COURSE, I WILL PROBABLY TELL STORIES BUT I HAVE FOUND IN THE PAST THAT THE PROGRAM IS MORE FUN IF IT GROWS OUT OF A CONVERSATION WITH THE AUDIENCE. SO, COME AND ASK ME SOMETHING!
NOW, IN ADDITION TO THE PROGRAM AT THE CITY LIGHTS CAFE, I HAVE A PROGRAM AT THE NEW JACKSON COUNTY LIBRARY ON OCTOBER 11TH IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM. 7:00. THIS PROGRAM IS ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF JACK TALES WHICH IS SOMETHING I HAVE BEEN INTERESTED IN FOR THE PAST FIFTY YEARS. SINCE I HAVE BEEN A STORYTELLER , I HAVE NATURALLY COME IN CONTACT WITH JACK TALES. ESSENTIALLY, THESE ARE OLD STORIES BROUGHT HERE BY THE ORIGINAL SETTLERS FROM IRELAND, ENGLAND, GERMANY AND FRANCE. RICHARD CHASE COLLECTED MANY OF THEM IN THE LAST CENTURY AND HE ONCE OBSERVED THAT IF YOU SCRATCHED A JACK TALE, YOU WOULD FIND ANOTHER TALE BENEATH THE SURFACE. IT MIGHT BE A GRIMM FAIRY TALE, SHAKESPEARE, THE DECAMERON OR AN ANCIENT COLLECTION OF TALES CALLED THE MABINOGIAN. I INTEND TO TALK ABOUT THAT AND GIVE SOME EXAMPLES. PLEASE COME!
As it turns out, my play, "The Raindrop Waltz" is being performed at the Unitarian Church in Franklin,
N. C. on October 14th at 6:00. This performance is by the Burnsville Little Theater, a group that has performed the play about eight times now. They have been touring it in this region and it has been done in Andrews, Hendersonville, Sylva, Tryon, Flatrock and Burnsville. This production has Elzabeth Westall as Agnes and Milton Higgins as Jody Lee.....the best cast ever for this play.