Free Performance by Irish Storyteller David Emerson
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About the Event
Thanks to a grant from the N.J. Council on the Humanities, Emerson will entertain the audience with an evening of traditional Celtic tales. In costume and in character, Emerson will perform as a “shannachie,” a traveling story-teller. It’s a tradition that dates back thousands of years, he says. Storytellers would go from village to village and crowds would gather to hear their tales. “They were the oral historians of their era,” Emerson says.
Since starting his career as a historical actor in 1996, Emerson has performed widely at venues that include Colonial Williamsburg, Plimouth Plantation and other living history museums. He has also appeared as Benjamin Franklin and Davy Crockett. His film projects include portraying George Washington in a NJ Network production, “Ten Crucial Days.”
The program is free and guests are welcome. The Woman’s Club will also be accepting optional donations of gift cards for Hearts Apart, a N.J. non-profit that assists service members and their families.