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The modular synthesizer, played by Wes Kline, plays a major role in the piece. Photo: Joel Hurd
The modular synthesizer, played by Wes Kline, plays a major role in the piece. Photo: Joel Hurd

Listen: "Now at the Uncertain Hour" at Edwards Opera House

On Friday, NCPR, with Square Top Theatre and St. Lawrence University, presented "Now at the Uncertain Hour" a new theatre piece written by Damon Falke and directed by Charlie Pepiton (learn more about the piece in this interview with the show's creative team, on NCPR.)

According to
the show's web site, "Now at the Uncertain Hour" "takes the audience on a journey through the landscape of a soldier's memory as a collector attempts to make sense of what will be left behind. The show asks: in the midst of the relentless currents of time, what can we take hold of that will go on, that will not be lost? The stories blend with the sounds of old time banjo and modular synthesizer to create a unique listening experience."  Go to full article
Illustration for a 1354 edition of <em>Kalilah wa-Dimnah</em> (The Fables of Bidpai). <a href="http://treasures.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/The-Fables-of-Bidpal">Bodleian Libraries</a>, University of Oxford
Illustration for a 1354 edition of Kalilah wa-Dimnah (The Fables of Bidpai). Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Story Traveler: One source of bad information

Gioia Timpanelli tells fables from India and the Middle East: "Fables of Bidpai" and "The Kallila and Dimna," and recites a poem by Robert Bly, "One Source of Bad Information."

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article
Old Growth Grapevine: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/artbycharlieasher/3953322119/"> Charlie Asher</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Old Growth Grapevine: Charlie Asher, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Story Traveler: The Good Is Never Lost

What is the good? This is an important question to ask in stories of old and of today. In this folk story heard as a child, Gioia tells us in both Sicilian and English, that the good is never determined by only one thing.

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article
Three Questions: <a href="http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/File:Three_Questions.PNG">Michael Sevier</a>
Three Questions: Michael Sevier

Story Traveler: "The Three Questions," Leo Tolstoy

What is the best time to do each thing? Who are the most important people to work with? What is the most important thing to do at all times? These are the three questions explored by a King who thought that he would never fail if he knew the answers. Join Gioia in this parable to find out if the king's questions will be answered.

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article
<a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Mampukuji.jpg"> Mampukuji </a>, an Obaku Zen Buddhist temple in Uji, Kyoto, Japan.
Mampukuji , an Obaku Zen Buddhist temple in Uji, Kyoto, Japan.

Story Traveler: The First Principle

This is the story of acting without doing and working with less effort. When one goes to the Mampukuji, an Obaku temple in Kyoto, Japan, they will see the words "The First Principle" carved above the gate. Listen along as zen master Kosen's work is critiqued time and time again by his own pupil and why his calligraphy has been a part of the temple for over 200 years.

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article
Illustration for "The Lion and the Mouse," Harrison Weir, from <em>Three Hundred Aesop's Fables</em> by George Fyler Townsend, 1867. Public domain.
Illustration for "The Lion and the Mouse," Harrison Weir, from Three Hundred Aesop's Fables by George Fyler Townsend, 1867. Public domain.

Story Traveler: Aesop's Fables

Gioia Timpanelli tells "The Crow and the Pitcher, ""The Wolf and the Crane," a cautionary fable about gratitude and greed, and "The Lion and the Mouse," which tells you that you can never know your friends will turn out to be.

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article

Story Traveler: Heaven and Hell

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article

Story Traveler: Is that so?

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article

Story Traveler: Teacher and the Student

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article
A wild turkey shows its inner pterodactyl. Archive Photo of the Day: Edward Murphy, Vermontville NY.
A wild turkey shows its inner pterodactyl. Archive Photo of the Day: Edward Murphy, Vermontville NY.

Story Traveler: The Regular Life of Wild Things

For a long-time, wild turkeys were everywhere on "Turtle Island," then for a long time, they were nearly extinct. They're back again in the Hudson Valley where storyteller Gioia Timpanelli lives, and they're big and beautiful, and somehow essential.

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article

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