Storytelling in Cape Girardeau
What is Storytelling?
A master storyteller weaves pure magic. As a storyteller’s story unfolds, personalized images play on the screen in each listener’s mind... images based upon each person’s own unique life encounters and experiences. Those gathered find themselves enthralled as they revisit some old long lost friends…memories created along this journey called life. Perhaps a memory about your favorite teacher or man’s best friend. Tears, joy, laughter, sorrow, recollections and remembrances: a gamut of emotions are experienced.
Cape Girardeau - like storytelling - is a historically rich treasure "where the river turns a thousand tales," a charming river community as stimulating as the stories themselves. A place where you can feel the romance of the river and its tales. Live history through the people and places that created it. Experience the region’s best dining, lodging and entertainment…And leave with a story of your own.
Storytelling Events in Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau offers 3 different 1-night storytelling events each year. Mark your calendars for An Evening of Storytelling on the upcoming dates!
May 17th, 2013
Regina Carpenter's diverse repertoire of stories are "warm and magnetic, with lessons that are never far from the surface," while Jim May "tells stories in the fine tradition of Mark Twain and Will Rogers." Buy tickets here.
Make a weekend out of the storytelling event! On Saturday May 18th, KFVS is putting on their annual 5/10K races as well as a 1 mile fun run. The Glenn House is hosting a Plein Aire Art event on Saturday and Sunday, May 18th and 19th as well as a wine tasting on the 18th. Crisp Museum, Fort D, Old St. Vincent's, the Red House Interpretive Center, the Glenn House and the River Heritage Museum will all be open for tours as well. Need a place to stay? We've got you covered, click here to view B&B's, campgrounds and hotels in Cape Girardeau. Hungry? Check out our dining guide.
September 6th, 2013
Michael Reno Harrell and the Reverend Robert Jones present good ‘ol “Appalachian grit and wit” meets gutsy Detroit folk and blues for an evening of spirited storytelling told with American roots music.
January 17, 2014
The Uncalled for Trio featuring Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Offutt Irwin will be in town. These fan favorites are back in Cape Girardeau in an unforgettable showcase featuring three of the country’s most talented storytellers telling together on the same stage.
May 16, 2014
Willy Claflin performing “Mrs. Satan for President: The Incredible Saga of Victoria Claflin Woodhull”: In his latest one man show, Willy brings to life an incredible saga from American history. With equal parts farce, tragedy, and vintage melodrama he tells the tale of the first woman to run for president. Her platform of free love and equal rights for women shocked the nation – surely this was the work of the devil himself.
An Evening of Storytelling events take place on Friday evenings at 7 p.m., and tickets go on sale about a month prior to each event. Tickets are very reasonably priced at $12 for adults and $5 for children 14 and under. Stay tuned for dates on upcoming storytelling events right here, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to have your address added to our list for storytelling updates - be sure to like us on Facebook too!
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