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Free: Storytelling with imaginary beasts, WinterPanto

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Free: Storytelling with imaginary beasts, WinterPanto

Time: January 18, 2013 from 4pm to 10:30pm
Location: Boston Center for the Arts, Cyclorama
Street: 539 Tremont Street,
City/Town: Boston, MA 02116
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Phone: 617.426.5000
Event Type: 2, concerts:, one, for, children, and, adults
Organized By: Norah Dooley
Latest Activity: Jan 12, 2013

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Winter Panto & Storytelling with Imaginary Beasts
So, you thought you knew all there was to know about Ichabod Crane and his midnight ride with the Headless Horseman?  Think again!  imaginary beasts turns Washington Irving’s classic tale topsy-turvy when they return to Boston with their annual Winter Panto! 
When the little town of Sleepy Hollow finds itself under an evil enchantment cast by a mysterious magician, it falls to young Ichabod to save the day. Filled with all of the traditional Panto ingredients our audiences have come to love, THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW is a chiller that is sure to warm hearts and bones this winter!
all this
PLUS 2 storytelling events with storyteller
Norah Dooley - tales of banshees, travelers, other headless folk in forests, ghosts and other shivery happenings.
Cyclorama at the BCA - Afternoon of Spooky Stories
4pm Event for school aged children - free
Winter Panto 2013 - Legend Of Sleep Hollow
Plaza Black Box Theatre
8pm - 10pm 
Cyclorama at the BCA - Storytelling After Dark
10:30 pm Event for adults !  Free

Friday, January 18 | Cyclorama at the BCA
4pm | Spooky Stories (for kids ages 5 and up)
10pm | After Dark (for adults)
Free and open to the public

The Cyclorama becomes the setting for a series of storytelling events on a cold winter’s night. Inspired by the old English tradition of mid-winter fireside stories, the BCA teams up with Nora Dooley of massmouth, inc. and BCA Emerging Theatre Company imaginary beasts to present an evening of stories for all ages. Bring your blankets and flashlights and enjoy hot seasonal beverages while listening to campfire classics.

The afternoon begins at 4pm with a family-friendly hour-long segment of mysteries, hauntings and eerie encounters. At 10pm things get darker and spookier for Boston’s late-night crowd. Throughout each event, imaginary beasts will entertain audiences with excerpts from their newest production, Winter Panto 2013 - Legend of Sleepy Hollow, running in the Plaza Black Box Theatre from January 11 – February 2, 2013.

Want to share your own spooky story on January 18th? Here’s how:

Step 1: Submit your personal accounts of mysterious events, an eerie piece of local folklore or legend, or a favorite childhood ghost story. Record your story on the massmouth, inc. blog between Tuesday, January 2nd and Monday, January 14th.

Step 2: Selected presenters will be contacted by the BCA on Wednesday, January 16th.

Step 3: Join us for the 10pm Cyclorama Story Hour on Friday, January 18th to share your story with
massmouth, inc., imaginary beasts and BCA audiences!

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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