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Joseph Sobol performs Jack and the Least Gal: A Fantasia of Appalachian Wonder Tales


Journey into the phantasmagorical world of Jack, the Appalachian wonder tale hero, and his female counterpart, the Youngest Daughter (“Least Gal”), in Joseph Sobol’s virtuoso contemporary retelling of the Hero/Heroine’s Journey. Weaving traditional and original songs with stories and his distinctive finger style cittern playing, Sobol teases the ancient tales to bring out their overtones of power and helplessness, sexuality and violence, witchcraft and wisdom, in a performance humorous, sinister, and revelatory. (Appropriate for adults and youth 12 and older.)

Joseph Sobol is a storyteller, music-maker, folklorist, and author who tours internationally as a as performer, teacher, composer, and virtuoso musician on cittern, guitar, and various fretted instruments. He has a Master's in Folklore from  the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. Since 2000, he has coordinated the Graduate Program in Storytelling at East Tennessee State University.

All shows are at the historic Provincetown Playhouse at 133 Macdougal Street, NYC.

Tickets: Events are free. Box office opens one hour before the show
Information line  212-998-5867

David MontgomeryProgram Director, Program in Educational Theatre
Regina RessProducer