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Laura Simms: A Theatre of Wild Mercy     

Laura Simms: A Theatre of Wild Mercy

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
7.45pm, Wednesday 9 July, 2014


Laura Simms is a foremost American storyteller who was described by the New York Times as: 'A major force in the revival of storytelling in America.' She presents A Theatre of Wild Mercy
at Aberystwyth Arts Centre 7.45pm, Wednesday 9 July, 2014.

A combination of personal narrative with myth and fairytale, A Theatre of Wild Mercy reveals the territory between listener and teller awake - into the heart of meaning. The stories are about the sacred in our ordinary lives and the magic of the natural world. This riveting evening of tale within tale features an Inuit Shaman myth, Cree healing story and a traditional fairytale from Croatia with narratives of working with youth throughout the world and wisdom tales from Afghanistan, Iran and Poland.

With her capacity to go into a stream of challenging, even life-threatening, situations and to always know the right story to tell, Laura Simms is a latter day Scheherazade, rich with wisdom and alchemical power. Be transformed by her in this evening of top quality contemporary storytelling.

Laura is an award-winning storyteller, recording artist, teacher, writer and humanitarian based in New York City.

Remarkable performances of traditional stories interwoven with personal narrative have earned Laura Simms worldwide recognition and honors since 1968.

Laura has created an irresistible cutting-edge performance style that bridges ancient oral tradition and performance art. Her storytelling is meaningful and uncannily entertaining. Her warmth, depth of understanding, profound effect on listeners, diverse material, humour, dynamic voice and range of characterizations have achieved legendary status.

www.laurasimms.com

To book contact Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 01970 62 32 32 or go online www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre
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