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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.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like a couple of delightful programs, Gary. I hope folks will turn out to hear you. I hope I can make it.

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  2. Please come. We need more participation in programs that invove ALL of the arts.

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  3. Gary, Sorry I had to miss last evening at the library, Kathy said it was a great program and a large turnout. You must really rate for that to have happened on a rainy evening.
    LOOKING FORWARD to October 19th at City Lights Cafe. Barbara

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  4. Yes, it was a fantastic show. It left me thinking that I should do more shows that totally prepared. I talked off the top of my head and responded to the audience's questions. It worked amazingly well, so I think I will do more of it.....like maybe at the program at City Lights Cafe on Oct. 19th. Let's see what happens.

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