Shelter Theater Storytelling Extravaganza Brings New Tale Tellers to the Fold
By John Wharton
Storytelling is ancient, predating computers, radios, books, even language itself. Now, ages later, in spite of—or because of—the abundance of technology, the popularity of storytelling has not waned.
The humble live story is always the victor against our battle with the glowing screen. Blessedly, both the tellers of tales and their listeners win. Why? Because live storytelling not only connects us with tradition but also to real people.
Through storytelling, we are gifted with the opportunity to practice and foster empathy up close and personal. We take in the story in real time and think, “Oh yeah, I’ve been there! And then what happened?” Or better yet, “That makes me think of a great story I wanna tell!”
So thank goodness we’ve got our very own “Shelter Skelter Storytelling Extravaganza” right here in San Miguel de Allende. Come share your empathy at Shelter Theater this Tuesday as the series sails into its second successful year. As always, producer Leslie Beam wrangles a new bunch of fresh, short tales into a thoroughly entertaining showcase. Beam and her fellow returning storytellers, Dan Ruffert and Ravi Nathwani, will treat you to new and engaging additions to the storytelling family, including Laura España, Chris Davis, T. D. Lake, Crystal Clenney, Anthony Christiansen, and Bea Aaronson.
Tickets are available online at www.sheltervg4.com.
Sunday, November 3, at 3pm: Company is back! Neil Patrick Harris leads an all-star cast in this screening of 2011’s sold-out Broadway show. Five couples and their perpetual bachelor friend explore the true meaning of relationships. According to the Chicago Tribune, “TV personalities and seasoned musical-theater performers provide a startlingly robust and rousing rendition of one of Sondheim’s most lively works.”
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Theater on Screen
Stephen Sondheim’s Company
Sun, Nov 3, 3pm
“Shelter Skelter Storytelling Extravaganza”
Tue, Nov 5, 3pm
Tue, Nov 5, 7pm
80 pesos (includes drink)
Documentary and Discussion
Artificial Intelligence: The Great Leap Forward
Wed, Nov 6, 3pm
All events are in Shelter Theater