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Storytelling Events Selling Out

The Troy Messenger (Troy, AL) , January 5, 2011


Tickets for the 2011 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival went on sale Wednesday and sales were rather brisk for the chilly, rainy day.

Rue Botts, ticket chair for the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society, said the Jan. 28, Friday night supper and stories concert at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge quickly sold out. But tickets are available for 10 a.m. and 2 and 6:30 p.m. concerts on Jan. 29, at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University.

“The supper and stories concert is always popular and, of course, seating at the We Piddle Around Theater is limited,” Botts said. “Today’s ticket sales were from as far north as Birmingham and as far south as Mobile.”

Botts said people are realizing that each of the storytelling concerts is different.

“Some people thought the storytellers told the same stories each time but they don’t,” she said. “It’s hard to realize how talented these storytellers are until you hear them again and again. You might come to one concert and a storyteller will make you laugh until your sides hurt. The next concert, the same storyteller will put a lump in your throat. That’s what makes storytelling so great. You never know what you’ll hear.”

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