Colorado Homegrown Tales were invented by Debbie Knapp in order to showcase the talent of local authors and actors. Homegrown tales have been described by some as story time for grownups, minus the pajamas. During the sessions, actors read stories about drama, suspense, comedy or fiction to audience members. Guests at each show will be delighted and awed by the talented writers and actors that are right in their own back yard.
A recent production was entitled Read Out in Darkness. The production included various short stories written by local Colorado authors which were read by actors PD Cacek, Kent Nelson, and James Van Pelt. The productions were held on April 30th at 4pm at the Byers-Evans House in Denver and May 1st at 6:30 pm at the Broadway Book Mall in Denver.
Previous shows included stories about ghosts and other dark happenings during the Halloween season as well as a Holiday Spirit Show during the holiday season.
Tickets to each show are only $10. For more information on the shows or the group, call Debbie Knapp at 720-233-0811 or email her at [email protected].
The group is always looking for more local authors to submit their writing and as well as local actors to perform the short stories. Contact Debbie Knapp for more information on sharing your talents.
You can also check out the blog for more detailed information on Colorado Homegrown Tales, or to learn more about the background of each of the actors and writers in the group. Go to http://homegrowntales.com/. Check back frequently to learn more about upcoming storytime dates for the 2011 year, to ask questions about the shows, or just to connect with other Homegrown Tales fans.