The RFA Lakeside Theater hosted another storytelling series at The Kitchen Table on the evening of July 8. About 40 people attended as seven storytellers shared their personal stories over a 1.5 hour period.
Tina Falasco opened the evening with a tribute to her John Deere X465 riding mower, John, as a meditation on Zen landscaping and what true growth looks like. Allen Wicken followed with a recollection from 1968 as a student teacher in Richmond, Virginia. Laura Sadler recalled an incident of purse theft with her daughter during the ride. Valerie Zapolsky returned to TkT and recalled the changing relationship with her little brother. Heidi Sorensen took us on a stormy ride aboard the Galadriel, a yawl built in Holland in 1956, with her first and only mate, Larry Hall. Bunny Fazekas told a good old-fashioned ghost story, with ghostly appearances and spontaneous combustion. The evening’s final storyteller, Marie Sutherland, shared an intimate insight into her relationship with husband Bob and her relationship with the Catholic Church.
It was a nice mix of premises and lessons, settings and ideas. When considering the history of any given civilization, the primary sources are drops in an ocean. We have been swimming in a sea of lies lately that it has become increasingly essential that we recognize the truth of a lifeline when it is thrown at us; so, our stories.
If you are interested in participating or attending, go to www.rangeleyarts.org and click on Events to find out when the next Kitchen Table workshops and events are scheduled, or email Tim Straub directly at [email protected] A good story is like your favorite aunt. They only get better with age.