Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight, weird tales by Sarah Orne Jewett
Program category: Literature- Authors
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Program length: 50 minutes
Audience level: Teens
Audience size: any
Program description: Sarah Orne Jewett, a native of South Berwick Maine is one of the finest New England regional writers of the 19th century. Her stories mirror the everyday lives and landscapes furing that earlier time. Some of her best know works are The White Heron and The Country of the Pointed Firs. Less known are her weird tales of the mysterious and supernatural. Rita Parisi, in 19th century costume, will present three of these gothic tales in theatrical storytelling fashion using the actual words of Jewett herself while acting out the main characters of each story. *Wonderful for the Halloween Season *10-15 minute talk back is included. *Ages: mature teen and up.
Space/special requirements: Most rooms are suitable for this program, although there must be a certain amount of space for the performance as well as the two or three set pieces, which are provided by the actress. A raised platform, if available, increases the viewing pleasure of the audience, especially for large groups. Electrical outlets for stage lighting is helpful.
Travel restrictions: none
Program fee: $351- $500
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: When driving to far-reaching performance sites, a mileage rate will be added to the performance fee. Also, hotel accommodations may needed. Arrangements may be made by the sponsoring organization, or I can make the arrangements and the sponsor will reimburse the expenses, along with the performance fee.
Other notes:
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Long Island
Program last updated: 03/16/2015
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Rita Parisi
Phone: 978-430-1357
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Previous appearances at: Chemung County Library, NY, Northfield Library. Northfield MA, Russell Library, Middletown CT, Coventry Library, Coventry RI, Libby Library, Old Orchard Beach Maine
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 06/07/2016


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