TWO WOMEN'S LIVES CHANGED
Once upon a time there was a book that came into the lives of two women - A Book of Spells by English writer Sara Maitland.
Jan loved the story of the fierce old woman, waiting always for Gretel to find her in her gingerbread house. Gretel who came first as a small girl seeking shelter; Gretel who returned � over and over through the ages -- as a young woman bearing in her belly an unwanted child; Gretel who goes there now looking for a more modern gift � a gift that requires a donation of a special kind.
Jennifer was drawn to the tale about a nursing mother who conjures up a time of kindness by two old women when she was trapped in family turmoil as a girl. "You can make things and break things, you can call storms, you can heal people and hurt people. You just have to say, 'I am a witch' and you will be one," they tell her.
Through giving voice both to the spell-stories and their own experience, Jan Andrews and Jennifer Cayley produce an interweaving of life and literature that leaves audiences touched, shaken, and deeply appreciative. The mood is quiet but intensely powerful.
Launched at the National Storytelling Network Fringe Festival in St. Louis in 2007, then reworked in early 2008, A Book of Spells is touring Ontario in early 2009 and in the United Kingdom in May 2009.
Jan and Jennifer are grateful to Sara Maitland for permission to tell the stories from A Book of Spells (now re-issued as Angel Maker) also to Michelene Wandor for permission to quote from Gardens of Eden: Poems for Eve and Lilith. (www.saramaitland.com; www.michelenewandor.co.uk)
Sunday March 8th 2009 @ 7:30 pm
To experience Kelly Joe Phelps
Thursday March 12th at 8:00 pm
Tickets are $21.50 in Advance and $25 at the door.
Kellylee Evans Live at the
Thursday March 19th at 8:00 pm
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Jacob Moon in Concert
Saturday March 28th 2009 at 7:30 pm
At the Studio Theatre
Tickets are $15 in Advance and $20 at the door.
Available from Shadowfax 4 Gore St E Perth 1 800 518 2729
To reserve tickets for pickup on night of show Email Jacob@jacobmoon.com
About Jacob Moon:
When audiences first hear Jacob Moon in concert, often their first question is "Why isn't this guy famous?". Fame may have escaped him, but his ability to hold an audience spellbound as he redefines what one man and his guitar can do is perfectly intact.
To answer the question of what Moon has been up to for the past few years, he's been very busy recording CDs for the Signpost label (Steve Bell's imprint), and touring all over Canada and into the United States. He has played hundreds of theatres, coffeehouses and churches in his quest to reach new audiences with his songs and stagecraft. He has taken the grassroots approach to marketing and promotions, and his incredibly popular videos on YouTube have garnered him an international following that is growing rapidly.
Passionate vocals and inspired lyrics are given flight by Moon's total command of the guitar, which at times sounds like an entire orchestra, owing to his use of the JamMan, a live looping device that allows him to more fully realize his onstage ambitions as a solo artist. The opportunity to hear and experience a Jacob Moon show is not to be missed.