If you’re in the mood for a humorous journey down memory lane, look no further than Hanging Rock State Park this weekend as the Stokes County Arts Council presents “Side by Side Stories” Readers Theater at the Historic Bath House on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 beginning at 6pm both nights.
Presented by the talented cast of Julie Morgan, Barbara Freas, and Ron Morgan, “Side by Side Stories” is a dramatic presentation of adventure, tradition, comedy, and folktale stories that will transport the audience to a different time and place, with a few lessons learned along the way. “Julie Morgan came up with the idea for the program as a tribute to Stokes County’s greatest storyteller Mr. Robert Carroll” stated Eddy McGee, Director of the Stokes County Arts Council. “The stories are really a journey to a time and place that only exists in our memory, so I expect the audience will experience laughter and a few reminiscing tears” he added.
The stories will include “The Bob Carroll Story”, “The Train Station”, “Do Not Remove Under Penalty of Law”, “The CCC”, “The Fisherman and His Wife”, and others.
“Everyone has a story, and Ron, Julie, and I look forward to sharing “other peoples” stories as well as a few of our own” commented cast member Barbara Freas. “It will be an evening of fun as we weave tales from life as we know it.” “Whether factual or fictional, the stories are bound to be memorable as the three of us as storytellers sit side by side and speak from the heart” she concluded.
A donation of $5 for adults and $1 for children 18 and under is the suggested admission fee to attend, with the audience encouraged to bring their own chair. The Stokes County Arts Council will be selling concessions, with proceeds benefiting student scholarships.
Hanging Rock State Park is located at 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road in Danbury.