Kennesaw State Tellers present "Southern Scare"

Performance will feature eerie Georgia ghost stories

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KENNESAW, Ga. (October 22, 2012)

The Kennesaw State University Tellers present “Southern Scare: Ghost Stories from the Darker Side of Georgia” on Sunday, October 28 at 8 p.m. The Tellers will present an evening of Georgia ghost stories in the hauntingly majestic Serenbe Stables.


The KSU Tellers are a co-curricular storytelling troupe housed in the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies. The troupe is dedicated to developing the skills of storytelling and original performance work, while also fostering community engagement.


Assistant Professor Charles Parrott, director of The KSU Tellers, is excited for the unique performance opportunity and the chance to work with the Serenbe Playhouse. “The Tellers will be performing adaptations of Georgia ghost stories, with a few surprises,” Parrott explains. “This is not a haunted house, but the audience can expect to see really talented young storytellers telling creepy, eerie stories about ghosts and mourning, while also learning about Georgia history.” Although the performance contains nothing inappropriate for young audiences, Parrott says the stories are written with a complexity that is geared toward adults.


The evening of scares is hosted by Serenbe Playhouse, a professional theatre committed to site-specific performances and programs that connect art, nature and community. Parrott describes Serenbe Playhouse as an “innovative creator of environmental theatre,” and the students in the KSU Tellers are excited to perform in such a non-traditional theatre setting as the Serenbe Stables.

The sequence of storytelling courses is a major part of our performance studies curriculum and a distinguishing aspect of our major, says John Gentile, chair of the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies and recipient of the 2011 Oracle Award from the National Storytelling Network for his work in service and leadership in storytelling in the Southeast region.

The Serenbe Stables are located in the Serenbe Playhouse community in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, approximately 30 miles southwest of Atlanta. Tickets for the KSU Teller's performance are $15. For more information, directions and to purchase tickets for “Southern Scare,” visit the Serenbe Playhouse website.

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of 24,100 students from more than 130 countries.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.


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