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Offerings of the Dark Time in the Year: Stories of Finding Joy as Our Lives and Seasons Change

Enjoy a unique evening of improvisation with True Story Theater and Interplay, two improv groups that promote social healing through performance. Be prepared to laugh as they entertain the audience, offer deeper connections, and a renewed appreciation for our common humanity. Plan to come to share a story or gain insights just by watching. True Story Theater and InterPlay perform an embodied theatre of empathy, respect and creativity. The program will begin with InterPlayers interpreting themes of "gifts of the changing seasons" with movement and vocal group improvisations. Then, with True Story Theater, volunteers from the audience will be invited to share what’s important in their lives. On the spot, actors then portray the heart of what they heard using music, movement, and dialogue.

True Story Theater performs for community, health, wellness, educational, private and other groups all throughout New England. A respectful atmosphere is created where every voice can be heard and any story told — however ordinary or extraordinary, difficult or joyful.

InterPlay is a program and practice of individual and community wellness offered in group settings around the country and locally in Concord and Cambridge. Says facilitator C.C. King, "we transform our stories, nudge social change and come together in soulful, deep and yet light-hearted ways."