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                                 Photo by Gayle Stahlhuth

                                 Photo by Gayle Stahlhuth

STORY HOUR FOR GROWNUPS. Let an actress and a book spirit you away to the turn of the twentieth century:

Small towns and farms pervade the landscape, stars still fill the nighttime sky. A hand-cranked wall phone is a modern miracle, and a thirty-mile wagon ride the adventure of a lifetime. Life is simpler—often harder. But our ancestors’ loves, longings, and laughter are just like ours. And their stories—by authors famous or forgotten—remain enchanting.

With infinite variety of inflection, dialect, and gesture, Michèle creates a full cast of distinctive characters for each remarkable Tale. Each program includes an introduction, one or more stories, and a talk back. Click here for the Tales in Concert Repertoire.


TALES IN CONCERT are ideal for small performance spaces and budgets, including libraries, literature and history classrooms, and historical societies. Sponsors have included private book clubs, museums, and national conferences.

Family fare, recommended for ages 12 and above.


Michèle began performing short stories more than two decades ago, on the porches and in the parlors of Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, for The East Lynne Company—”purveyors of American theatricals.” Other favorite venues include Mohonk Mountain House resort and New York City’s Cornelia Street Café.