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FAU Presents a Storytelling Feast

            BOCA RATON, FL (February 13, 2008) – The South Florida Storytelling Project of the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents “A Cultural Feast: A Deliciously Different Performance Event.”   This one-of-a-kind luncheon theatre series includes a buffet-style lunch served by area restaurants, providing a delicious sample of cuisine from various cultures, followed by a storytelling performance.   The series will take place in the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail in Boca Raton.   Tickets are $22 for the lunch and performance, and a three-performance series package is $54.

             The first performance, “Café Creole,” featuring Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis, will take place on Saturday, February 16 at 12:30 p.m.   Louisdhon-Louinis is a storyteller and dancer whose performance incorporates the rhythms of Haiti.   Lunch will feature Haitian food and be provided by the Overstuffed Sub Company.

            On Saturday, March 15 at 12:30 p.m., Antonio Rocha presents “The Taste of Tango.”   Rocha blends storytelling and mime (he was trained by the famous mime Marcel Marceau) to express his rich Brazilian heritage. Lunch will be provided by the Brazilian Grill.

The final performance of the series will take place on Saturday, April 26 at 12:30 p.m. with Carolyn Martino presenting “Storie Dolci.”   Second-generation Italian Martino makes the heart sing with enchanting folktales and enduring personal stories.   Lunch will be provided by Tomasso’s Italian Restaurant.

            For information about any of these performances, call the Willow Theatre box office at 561-347-3948 or visit www.willowtheatre.org.   For more information about the South Florida Storytelling Project, call 561-297-0042.

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