Storytelling offered at Timrod

  • Friday, October 11, 2013

Storyteller Tim Lowry has been named the “resident storyteller” of the historic Timrod Library in Summerville, SC. During the months of October, November, and December he will offer a different program each month for adult audiences at the Timrod.

Lowry often mixes stories of the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the Western Frontier with tales of growing up Baptist, teaching English to Russian immigrants, exciting road trips to Disney World, baseball, hotdogs, apple pie, and a Ford Pinto station wagon.

On October 18, Lowry will perform “When the Frost is on the Punkin”. Stories of iron weed, digging potatoes, leaf raking, playing dead, green persimmons, hot biscuits and other blessings of the autumn season are told in the style of a front porch reminiscence.

On November 15, he will present “Every Inch A Gentleman”. Stories of Lowcountry plantation society include horse racing, cock fighting, gambling parties, tobacco and strong whiskey. Patriots and Red Coats alike are most welcome as long as everyone is well-mannered and properly behaved.

On December 20, Lowry performs his popular one-man show “Dickens’ A Christmas Carol”. A reenactment of the public readings of Charles Dickens during his American tour, this dramatic narrative is presented in period dress and employs a variety of character voices.

Each 90-minute performance begins at 3 p.m., in the Catherine Stewart Room of the Timrod Library at 217 Central Avenue, Summerville.

Tickets are $15 and include delicacies and drinks from Summerville’s famous “Sweet Tea Trail.” Seating is limited and advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended. To purchase tickets visit www.storytellertimlowry.com.

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