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Keepers of the Legacy

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, Oct 19, 2-4pm Keepers of the Legacy
In partnership with Heart of Biddeford

This first event on October 19 will focus on the keepers of Biddeford’s Legacy– that is, the elders of our community, people who have lived in or built Biddeford over a long period of time (sometimes generations).

Biddeford is seeing tremendous change: some planned, some accidental. In order to incorporate the ideas, concerns and dreams of the broadest cross-section of the community as possible, Heart of Biddeford has invited True Story Theater back to town. They will help us tell and hear Biddeford’s stories at two separate events.

Hear stories from Biddeford’s youth and newcomers at our second event, November 16th at 2pm.

Maine Repertory Theater
40 Maine Street
Biddeford, ME 04005
(Venue is accessible)

Free event.

 

Organizer

Heart of Biddeford

Venue

Maine Repertory Theater
40 Main Street
Biddeford, Maine 04005
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Organizer

Heart of Biddeford

Venue

Maine Repertory Theater
40 Main Street
Biddeford, Maine 04005
+ Google Map

What happens in a True Story Theater performance?  Our events bring together the delight of improvisation with the riveting vulnerability of people sharing their personal truth.

The show’s emcee (called “the conductor”) facilitates brief, spontaneous conversations with volunteers from the audience who share their own feelings and experiences related to the show’s theme.  After each conversation, the actors and musician immediately embody the key feelings and actions they heard, using movement, music, dialogue, and superb listening. All of it is improvised on the spot. During the course of a 75 minute show, True Story enacts about 6-8 stories.

From this simple interaction, audience members laugh, cry, get insights about their lives, and feel an expanded sense of community. You can share a moment from your life and see it performed, or just come to watch.

What are True Story Theater’s classes like?  We will teach you the basic of Playback Theatre, which can hone your listening skills for everyday life.  All are welcome.  Classes are supportive, informal, intimate, and fun, an enriching experience for both newcomers and experienced actors.