Isak Dineson: Stories from "Out of Africa" and More at Indoor Forest Theatre
- When: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 2 p.m.
- Where: Indoor Forest Theatre, Carmel
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Performance art, Spoken word
It’s one thing to read a tale of great adventure, and an altogether different experience to listen to that story read aloud. There’s something in a story that calls for vocalization—the act of telling it, communicating it, expelling it loudly into the world as stories have been spread for millennia. You’ll find that at the PacRep Theatre’s School of Dramatic Arts presentation of the works of Isak Dineson—pen name of author Karen Blixen. Blixen wrote the famous memoir “Out of Africa.” Three local actresses will portray the legendary writer in readings from her stories and letters. Dineson was a student of the oral tradition of storytelling in Africa, as well as 19th century European fiction. She believed “the divine art is story,” and her work has proven immutable—her short story “Babette’s feast” was made into the Academy Award winning film “The Immortal Story,” and her famous memoir on Africa became a film starring Meryl Streep.
2pm Sunday, 7:30pm Monday. Indoor Forest Theatre, Mountain View Ave. & Santa Rita St. Carmel. Free. 622-0700. www.pacrep.org