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Jonesborough Repertory Theatre
The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre is set to feature its 2010 Stage Hands production of Mye and the Sandpeople centered on the popular art of storytelling September 16th-19th and September 23rd- 26th with shows Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Directed by Janette Gaines, the one-act performance by Celeste Bonfanti tells the story of Mye, a young storyteller in search of inspiration. Upon her journey, Mye is introduced to the deaf empress Imperia. Imperia's happiness, while stored in a magic egg, has been stolen from her by the mysterious Bork. It will take the help of Mye, Mungo the Music Maker, the sandpeople and the audience to find her happiness. Audiences will be charmed by the magical story and mesmerized by the music and dance. This talented cast consists of Hannah Hasch, Patty Harmon, Adam Honeycutt, Karisha Little, T.S. Moody, Elizabeth Moody and Cassidy Taylor. The second portion of the evening is set to inspire with stories of local storyteller Libby Tipton, the lead interpreter at East Tennessee State University’s Disability Services. In each Jonesborough Repertory Theatre Stage Hands production, the material is delivered through both spoken English and American Sign Language. Founded by Jonesborough Repertory Theatre education teacher and board member Janette Gaines, Stage Hands introduces both children and adults to the beauty of American Sign Language and deaf culture. Jonesborough Repertory Theatre productions are in collaboration with Ken Ross Architects, Johnson City Power Board, The Historic Eureka Inn, Main Street Cafe & Catering and The Dining Room. Reservations are recommended and tickets cost $12 general admission and $10 for students and seniors. For information or to make a reservation, contact the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010 or the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre at 423.791.4440, or you may visit www.jonesboroughtheatre.com. The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre is located at 125½ West Main Street, Jonesborough, across from Jonesborough Presbyterian Church, next door to the Historic Eureka Inn.