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FAU and Caldwell Theatre Expand Storytelling Series

BOCA RATON (November 17, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University and t he Caldwell Theatre Company have expanded their popular adult storytelling series from three to five performances, starting Monday, November 30. The series, launched in 2006, features the finest professional storytellers from across the country. The shows take place at the Count de Hoernle Theatre in Boca Raton.

            “The Caldwell is proud to team with FAU in presenting this magnificent series for a fourth year,” said Clive Cholerton, the company’s new artistic director. “We have seen so many audience members responding so positively to this age-old, yet cutting-edge art form that we decided to add two more shows. It’s a perfect complement to our regular season. There’s literally something for everyone.”

            The 2009-2010 series, titled “Singers and Zingers: A Musical-Comedic Storytelling Series,” features two shows each by veteran performers. It opens on November 30 with the haunting African rhythms of Charlotte Blake Alston. West Virginia tall-tale king Bil Lepp appears on January 25, 2010, followed by the irrepressibly irreverent Nancy Donoval on February 22. Two-time Grammy winner Bill Harley appears on March 1, and New York guitar diva Heather Forest closes the series on April 19. Tickets are on sale at $20 and $25 per show; $60 and $80 for the series. Performances are Mondays at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Count de Hoernle Theatre, located at 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, north of Levitz Plaza and south of Lindell Blvd.

            “We decided to combine musical and comic performers this year to provide an even broader range of storytelling styles than in the past,” said  Caren Neile, the FAU faculty member who produces and emcees the series. “If you’ve never experienced adult storytelling, this is definitely the time to try it.”           

The series is co-sponsored by the School of the Arts and School of Communication & Multimedia Studies in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. For more information about the shows, call 561-241-7432 or 877-245-7432.  For further information about storytelling, contact Caren Neile at or 561-297-0042.

- FAU –

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