Thursday, 17 September 2015

Tales She Tells - Stories and Music from Ireland - 2 October 2015

On Friday October 2nd, Tales She Tells will play at the Shenkman Theatre. Weaving together the storytelling talent of Tess Mc Manus and the musical finesse of Celtic harpist Susan Toman, Tales She Tells takes you on an Irish Celtic Journey. Through tales of myth and wonder, our storyteller tries to understand love and loss – and why, in Irish fairy tales, the brave young princess always seems to die. Struggling to reconnect with her mother, she turns to the ancient tales of Irish folklore her mother used to tell her. Only to realize the stories she idolized might be far less romantic and fanciful than she once thought. Tales She Tells combines the musical and storytelling skills of two exceptionally talented young performers, both rising stars in the arts in Canada.

7:30pm | October 2nd, 2015 | Shenkman Arts Centre (Richcraft Theatre)
Tickets: $24.50 (Adult) | $20.50 (Senior) | $18.50 (Student)
Contact: Tess McManus,


TESS MC MANUS, WRITER & STORYTELLER ( Born to a Donegal father and an Irish-Canadian mother, Tess Mc Manus’ passion for her cultural heritage merges with her academic and artistic training to create the critically-acclaimed Tales She Tells. In June 2014, after graduating with honours from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Arts with a Specialization in Theatre, Mc Manus launched Tales She Tells in Ottawa, then toured across Western Canada. Mc Manus has worked with a variety of established and independent artistic companies as an actor, creator, musician, and stage manager. In 2012, she founded Little Green Hat Theatre, a company that strives to educate, stimulate, and entertain audiences by presenting and touring productions that are visually appealing, full of girl-power, and promote Irish culture. Under the banner of Little Green Hat, Mc Manus has written, produced, and performed PANTS. (2014), Who Will Separate Us? (2013), and Donkey Derby (2012-14). She continues to work as an independent artist, acting and writing.

SUSAN TOMAN, CELTIC HARPIST ( Susan Toman is a versatile and engaging musician who divides her time between the Celtic harp and harpsichord. She completed intensive studies on the Celtic harp in Ireland with Grainne Hambly and William Jackson. Susan holds a Doctorate from McGill University, and is now on faculty at Carleton University.

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