Library hosts ‘Nance Dude’ story night

first_img Famed Appalachian storyteller Elizabeth Westall stars in “Nance Dude,” a filmed, 50-minute monologue that will be shared wtih the public on Tuesday at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge. The event is a precursor to the Pike PIddlers Storytelling Festival later this month.As a pre-event of this month’s Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge will host story night from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The public is invited and admission is free.The presentation will be “Nance Dude” a 50-minute filmed monologue featuring Appalachian storyteller Elizabeth Westall, who lives in Burnsville, North Carolina. Westall has acquired a reputation for the part and is often invited to perform it in theaters and at universities and libraries.Teresa Trawick, head librarian, said the monologue is based upon a horrifying crime that occurred in the Appalachian Mountains around 1913. Nance Dude was accused of killing her young granddaughter. Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Skip Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories “Appalachians even today use Nance Dude as the ‘bogey man’ to admonish young children,” Trawick said. “In her old age, Nance Dude committed a heinous crime, served her sentence and went back to the hills to live our the rest of her life. Books and plays have been written about her.”Cathie Steed, a member of the Brundidge Historical Society’s storytelling committee, said those who frequent storytelling events at the We Piddle Around Theater will be familiar with the playwright of “Nance Dude,” Gary Carden of Sylva, North Carolina.“Gary Carden wrote the one-woman play, ‘Birdell’ that was our first June Buggin’ event eight years ago,” Steed said. “It was very well received and was the foundation for our annual summer storytelling event. Library hosts ‘Nance Dude’ story night Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 9, 2016 Print Article Email the author “We have a full slate of events schedule for January beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday with the Second Tuesday’s Life-Long Learning class, followed by Nance Dude at 5:30 p.m.,” Trawick said.“On Thursday, our home-school resumes and on Tuesday, January 19, we’ll have a Third Tuesday’s Brown Bag Program which is Maya Angelou. This will be a short documentary and discussion about her and her writings. Be sure to bring your lunch.”At 10 a.m. on January 23, the library will host a special program in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday at the R.E. Barr Nutrition Center. The celebration will include reading crafts, diversity demonstrations. Everyone is invited.For more information about programs and services offered through the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library call, 334-735-2145. You Might Like FEMA assesses damage Pike County Engineer Russell Oliver sand his staff have documented the 175 sites throughout the county impacted by the Christmas… read more “Gary was our featured teller at our June Buggin’ event in 2011. People will remember his “blow the tannery whistle” story. He is a pure storyteller and folklorist as well as an award-winning playwright. ‘Nance Dude’ is among his best works and it’s based on a true story.”Steed said there are many books, articles, stories and plays written about Nance Dude, but Carden’s telling and Westall’s portrayal of Nance Dude are the most captivating.“It’s a powerful story and Elizabeth Westall is Nance Dude,” Steed said. “It’s like you are actually sitting and listening to Nance Dude and you’re just taken in by her story. You don’t know whether to hate her, feel sorry for her or give her a hug.”Trawick said “Nance Dude” is just one of several January events at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img

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