November 2019 Storyteller's Showcase: The Menace Among Us

Janice Alexander, a kindly grandmother and retired teacher grew up with an older brother who told her Edgar Allen Poe stories at bedtime. So she knows what it takes to share the shivers out of an audience

Trish Anderson never thought of her childhood as haunted, until she started telling stories, and found out that other people didn’t see or hear the things she did. Now she mines her upbringing for unsettling tales.

A well traveled professional storyteller, Norm Brecke grew up sharing ghost stories around the campfire, watched Creature Features every Saturday nights and saw Night of the Living Dead at the drive-in at age 6.

Anne Rutherford was raised in a house between a graveyard and a cow pasture, inspiring her love of the earthy stories she has told at the National Storytelling Festival and as a two-time Teller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center.

11/02/2019 7:30 PM

Door Time: 7:00 PM

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“The Menace Among Us” Will Be Lurking in Stories at the Clinton St. Theater Nov. 2nd.

Four storytellers standing at the corner of Menace & Dread will shed light on the darkness near at hand in the Portland Storytellers Guild’s monthly show Saturday evening, November 2 at the Clinton Street Theater.

Janice Alexander, Trish Anderson, Norm Brecke and Anne Rutherford, share tales of the macabre that can lurk in the shadows, turning such seemingly innocent pleasures as walking the beach, bonding with a pet or riding a carousel into “the menace among us” in a show is recommended for mature audiences ready to enjoy a good scare. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door.

Janice Alexander, a kindly grandmother and retired teacher grew up with an older brother who told her Edgar Allen Poe stories at bedtime. So she knows what it takes to share the shivers out of an audience

Trish Anderson never thought of her childhood as haunted, until she started telling stories, and found out that other people didn’t see or hear the things she did. Now she mines her upbringing for unsettling tales.

A well traveled professional storyteller, Norm Brecke grew up sharing ghost stories around the campfire, watched Creature Features every Saturday nights and saw Night of the Living Dead at the drive-in at age 6.

Anne Rutherford was raised in a house between a graveyard and a cow pasture, inspiring her love of the earthy stories she has told at the National Storytelling Festival and as a two-time Teller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center.