FATE: Karma, Self-determination or ...........?
Is fate pre-ordained? Or can we control our destiny by actions, words, thoughts and feelings? Storytellers Pearl Steinberg, Edward Hershey and Anne Penfound will unravel the mystery in their lives and others.
As a child, Pearl Steinberg loved telling stories. Her father was her first mentor--he was an outstanding teller of tales: his facial expressions and voice changes brought his stories to life, no matter what persons or monsters he was depicting. When he was away from home it fell to Pearl to tell bedtime stories to her brothers--a job she relished. Pearl brings decades of tales to the microphone as she weaves a tapestry of words to illuminate lessons learned, relationships grown and vignettes of life experiences that resonate with everyone who is privileged to hear Pearl tell. She was an adjunct instructor In the continuing education departments of New York University and Hofstra University for over 50 years. She came full circle to once again give classes -- in storytelling -- at Clackamas Community College while encouraging others in her retirement community to share the gift of stories.
Edward Hershey has added the stage to the page as a storytelling medium after a half-century in journalism, government and higher education. Many of his stories are drawn from an acclaimed 2017 memoir, “The Scorekeeper: Reflecting on Big Games and Big Stories, Brooklyn Roots and Jewish-American Culture, the Craft of Reporting and Art of the Spin.” Also under his belt: books on baseball and police hostage negotiation; president of a Shakespearean theater company in Maine; basketball announcer at Cornell University. Edward arrived in Portland in 2005 to direct public affairs at Reed College prior to his retirement, and for 41 years running is a judge of the George Polk Awards in journalism.
Anne Penfound says: "I have always been a little wary of the dark. When I was a child, street lights didn't send out much light. They cast weird shadows, making trees, walls and bushes scary on a dark winter evening. My over active imagination conjured up hidey places where ghosts and goblins lurked, waiting to pounce on a hapless passerby – like me! Walking home alone up the hill where I lived I took to the street away from those lurking places all the while talking out loud. A two person conversation to pluck up my courage was my version of whistling in the dark." Storytelling by Word of Mouth – a passport to journeys of the imagination
Saturday, January 6, 2018, curtain at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm) in the Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202
Advance tickets (Click here to purchase): General Admission $12 / Guild Members $10
Tickets at the Door: General Admission $15 / Guild Members $12