Greenwich Historical Society Story Barn: Lost in Translation

November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, Vanderbilt Education Center
39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807
Members: $15; nonmembers: $20.
Anna Greco
203-869-6899, Ext. 31
Greenwich Historical Society Story Barn: Lost in Translation @ Greenwich Historical Society, Vanderbilt Education Center | Greenwich | Connecticut | United States
In connection with its current exhibition An Eye to the East: The Inspiration of Japan, the Greenwich Historical Society’s fall Story Barn will revolve around the theme “Lost in Translation,” featuring stories based on the concept that even our simplest attempts at communications can sometimes go awry.

One of the Historical Society’s most popular programs, Story Barn offers an evening of true personal stories served up in a cabaret-like setting without benefit of notes or screens. Emceed by Moth story coach, Nantucket Comedy Festival cofounder and comedienne Bonnie Levison, the program offers fun, thought-provoking entertainment that puts a decidedly contemporary spin on oral history.
Like life, storytellers offer up a variety of experiences based on a given theme, many with a decidedly Greenwich twist. In the past, topics have run the gamut from youthful misadventure, to a dastardly bridegroom, a grand dame’s after-hours Christmas shopping expedition and a preteen’s 1960s quest for tight chinos (think West Side Story) at some of Greenwich’s toniest emporiums. Protagonists need not be human: Stories have also featured a very ungrateful chipmunk, a supernatural parrot and a law-breaking woodchuck.
The Historical Society still has openings for storytellers at this event. If you have a story to share, contact Anna Greco at [email protected] or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 31. A workshop is being offered for those who would like guidance or would like to polish their presentation before the event.
November 17, 2016
Doors open at 7:00 pm; performance begins at 7:30 pm.
Beer, wine and light refreshments are included in the price of admission.
Reservations strongly encouraged.