Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Uncalled for Tour is back from Idaho (brrr....) and gearing up for a trip to sunny Georgia. The inaugural tour date in Rexburg went fabulously. The Snow Theater was filled with a lively crowd and the show ended with a standing ovation! Bil, Kim and Andy endured delayed flights, cancelled flights, blizzards and moose. With only several hours of sleep and jet lag tugging at their rears they hit the stage with enthusiasm. The end result was a symphony of story, laughter, singing, and dancing. That's right folks, you read that correctly...dancing. Bil Lepp premiered his talents as an interpretive dancer. This little bit of news should bolster ticket sales....

Some people along the way have asked us if we are breaking new ground. Who knows? Maybe, maybe not. Lots of artists travel in groups and do shows. Storytellers converge on various festivals and perform together on a regular basis. We may be different in the fact that we are traveling together and we created this show and pitched it to various theaters. So, maybe we are turning up a spade full of new earth...but to us, that is not the important thing. The important thing for us is that we introduce storytelling to the general public.

If you look over our print material, our emails and our blog, you will see that the word storytelling takes a backseat. The general subculture of storytelling knows who we are and they will come see us, and we thank them for that. But the average person walking down the street has no clue to who storytellers are, what they do, and how they do it. So hopefully we are enlightening the masses. Okay, maybe not the masses, but maybe a handful of people will become storytelling junkies after they see the show....and realize we do not read books to children.

Come check out the tour!!!!

3/7/09. Thomasville Georgia, Thomas County Public Library. Storytelling workshop on Friday. Uncalled for Tour starts at 6:00pm on Saturday. For ticket information call 222-225-5252.
3/13/09, Williamsburg Virginia, The Williamsburg Library Theater - Show will take place on Friday evening at 7pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Ian Henry at 434-823-8600. Check or charge.
3/14/09, Blacksburg, Virginia, The Lyric Theater - The show starts at 7pm on Friday evening. Tickets are $15 floor/$12 balcony/$10 seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Lyric Box Office at 540-951-0604 or on the web at www.thelyric.com.
3/27/09, South Charleston West Virginia, Labelle Theater - The show will take place Friday evening at 7pm. For ticket information and purchase prices, call the South Charleston Library at 304-744-6561 and ask about the Uncalled for Tour.
3/28/09, Johnson City Tennessee, East Tennessee State University - The show will take place on Saturday evening at 7pm in the Martha S. Culp Auditorium in the D.P. Culp University Center. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12:00 students and seniors. For ticket purchases call 423-439-7606. For more information email them at storytel@etsu.edu.

1 comment:

Rolly said...

Saw your show last night in Johnson City. Ok! Now I'm a convert. It was a wonderful show and you've made me regret not having persued the genre previously. I hope you continue your partnership. You complement each other marvelously. I hope you return to Johnson City soon.