|Folklore about a boy named Jack is dramatized through music and storytelling|
The Jack Tale Players will perform at the Franklin County and Westlake libraries next week.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The Jack Tale Players will bring Blue Ridge Mountain folklore and the adventures of a boy named Jack to life during free public performances at Franklin County libraries next week.
The Players will perform at the Franklin County Public Library on July 17 at 10 a.m. A second performance will follow at 3 p.m. at the Westlake Library.
These performances are sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Library.
Founded by R. Rex Stephenson in 1975, the Jack Tale Players perform Appalachian folklore and music. A mountain family band performs music before, during and after the stories. Instruments include the fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, spoons, Limber Jack, a washtub bass, and sometimes, an oboe.
To date the Jack Tale Players have performed nearly 3,000 shows for 750,000 children and adults in 34 states and one foreign country.
The Players will also perform at the Hollins University Visual Arts Center Auditorium on Monday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.
The Jack Tale Players are part of the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre housed on the campus of Ferrum College. For more information about the Jack Tale Players, email firstname.lastname@example.org.