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A new kind of entertainment is in town for those interested in something new and interesting to do this weekend. The Oklahoma Arts Council has something new and fresh for families to enjoy; a Storytellers Weekend held at the Guymon Community Theatre.
Miranda Gilbert, Community Development Specialist for the City of Guymon, compares this to sort of a rock concert type of feel, with opening acts that gradually lead up to the headlining star of the show.
Five different storytellers will be taking their turn on stage to entertain the crowds. They are Liz Parker, retired junior high speech and drama teacher; Teresa Black, Assistant District Attorney; Eldrena Douma, member of Tejas Storytelling Association, Territory Tellers, and Storytellers of the High Plains; Tony Hardman, Library Director at McKee Library at OPSU; and Headliner, David Titus, author and professional storyteller.
All storytellers come from different backgrounds and will be providing the audience with an array of styles that are sure to entertain a variety of ages.
âThis is the first time we have ever done this,â said Gilbert. âThey are literally going to be on a stage in the theater performing storytelling.â
This is definitely something new and intriguing for Guymon and they encourage everyone to come out and enjoy a cultured event for all to see.
The sponsors for this event are Guymon Arts & Humanities Commission, Guymon Convention & Tourism, Guymon Community Theatre, Oklahoma Arts Council, and National Endowment for the Arts.
Storytelling Just for You will be on Aug. 24-25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Guymon Community Theatre at 413 N. Main. Admission is $5 and has open seating.
This event is funded in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.