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MELTING IN MADRAS: Seeking, Singing and Sickness in India, 1995

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MELTING IN MADRAS:  Seeking, Singing and Sickness in India, 1995

Time: October 7, 2010 at 8pm to October 9, 2010 at 4pm
Location: Atlantis Playmakers, 380 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA
Event Type: storytelling, monologue, travelogue, solo_performance
Organized By: H.R. Britton
Latest Activity: Oct 9, 2010

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H.R. Briton performs “Melting in Madras” at
New England Fringe Festival
Thursday, October 7th at 8pm

Saturday October 9th at 4pm

Atlantis Playmakers Theater, 380 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA
Tickets $15 more information:

In 1995, a wide-eyed 23-year-old just-out-of-college H.R. Britton traveled to India to explore yoga and music for a year. After three months, his quest for spiritual clarity took a detour when he became seriously ill. Both funny and reflective, Britton uses storytelling, character work, and live music to tell the tale of his pilgrimage with all its confusion and beauty.

New to Boston, H.R. Britton has been telling stories on the East Coast since 1999. On arriving in Massachusetts this year, he hosted “Tell Inn,” a three-month storytelling series in Gloucester. An active member of,, he will be hosting story slams in Jamaica Plain starting in October.

Britton has performed his monologues around the U.S., and internationally. The Hindu called his previous work “a moving and humorous account of an India less traveled.” And Back Stage called him “an engaging storyteller ... one honest, likable guy telling his story with unaffected simplicity.”

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Comment by H.R. Britton on September 26, 2010 at 3:56pm
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Here's a photo from the "Melting in Madras" tour this summer:

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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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