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Folktale Storyteller Jennings On Stage on Nov. 18-19

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Storyteller Tim Jennings performs new and old stories at Lost Nation Theater on November 18 and November 19, at 7:30 p.m.

MONTPELIER – Lost Nation Theater presents the return of Vermont’s folk storyteller Tim Jennings to the stage at 7:30 p.m., November 18 and November 19.

In his new show, Jennings will be joined by Grant Orenstein on a few tunes, will perform some of his favorite (old and new) stories, and share reflections on his long career as “Vermont’s Leading Talespinner.”

Lost Nation Theater creates an especially intimate setting, designed by Bent and Robyn Osiecki. Sam Biondolillo and David Orlando’s evocative lighting and Andrew Vachon’s live mixing of sound ensures Jennings’ story-telling magic comes through, whether in the theater or watching via livestream (or on-demand recording) from home.

Jennings is recognized in Vermont and internationally as one of today’s most compelling interpreters of ageless oral folktales, especially the kind sometimes called fairy tales. Reviewers have called him “mesmerizing,” “rollicking,” “charming,” and “irresistible.”

For 35 years he toured widely through New England, at first solo including many appearances on Vermont Public Television; then with his late wife, Leanne Ponder. Their live albums have won ALA and Parents Choice awards. They were featured in The National Storytelling, Hudson Clearwater Revival, Old Songs, New World Festival, Toronto Storytelling Festival, Champlain Festival, and King County Storytelling Festival.

The show will run approximately 90 minutes including intermission and is recommended for ages 11 and up.

To keep everyone safe, proper mask-wearing are required for in-person seating. The performance will also be live-streamed, then available on demand for anyone not comfortable gathering indoors (or unable to meet Lost Nation Theater’s COVID safety protocols.

In addition to being live-in-person, the performance on Friday, Nov. 18, will be live-streamed. The show will also be available “on demand” November 20-27. Tickets available on website, phone (802) 229-0492 or email

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