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JRT to put on ‘Mye and the Sandpeople’

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The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre is set to feature its 2010 Stage Hands production of Mye and the Sandpeople starting Thursday, Sept. 16.
Directed by Janette Gains, the one-act performance by Celeste Bonfanti tells the story of Mye, a young storyteller in search of inspiration.
On her journey, Mye is introduced to the deaf empress named Imperia. Imperia’s happiness, while stored in a magic egg, has been stolen from her by the mysterious Bork.
It will take the help of Mye, Mungo the Music Maker, the sandpeople and the audience to find her happienss.
The cast for the play includes Hanna Hasch, Patty Harmon, Adam Honeycutt, Karisha Little, T.S. Moody, Elizabeth Moody and Cassidy Taylor.
A second portion of the evening hopes to inspire people through the stories of local storyteller Libby Tipton, who serves as the lead interpreter at East Tennessee State University’s Disability Services.
In each JRT Stage Hands production, the material is delivered through both spoken English and American Sign Language.
Founded by Gains, JRT’s education teacher and a JRT board member, Stage Hands introduces both children and adults to the beauty of ASL and deaf culture.
The play is centered on the popular art of storytelling and will run Sept. 16-19 and again Sept. 23-26.
Shows will take place Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. For more information or to make a reservation, call 753-1010 or visit www.jonesboroughtheatre.com.