Cranky Theatre; “The Wife of Usher’s Well.”

When:
June 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Where:
Taplin Auditorium, Christ Church
64 State St. Montpelier
Cost:
$10-20
Contact:
Fearn
8025058011

After a brief cantastoria-illustrated introduction, artist Delia Robinson presents a hand-painted scroll in a crankie theater featuring the medieval ballad, “The Wife of Usher’s Well.”

There will be a short talk discussing the ballad’s history, the witchcraft in the song, and the Medieval beliefs that gave this song its vitality. I’ll use a cantastoria, as in the picture, a cousin of the crankie and an amusing way to illustrate what I’m saying . I’ll then sing the ballad and crank the crankie. 

This show will be followed by our weekly Ecstatic Dance from 7:30-9pm!