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"Melting in Madras" at New England Fringe Festival, Oct 7 & 9

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

Saturday October 9th at 4pm

At 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.

“What a show. H.R. Britton is a great storyteller ... Between the music, his impersonations of teachers, the verbal details of the adventure, and the tastes and smells of India, he pulled us in with each detail. He was standing in front of the audience, but really he had gotten into our heads.” -- Peter Hajinian, Embedded, August 2010

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.

H.R. 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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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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