“It Happened in the White House: True Tales of Eight Virginia Presidents and Their Wives” at the Historic Palace Theatre

October 28, 2013

Historic Palace Theatre
Cape Charles, VA
October 2013

Lynn Ruehlmann, Storyteller, presents “It Happened in the White House: True Tales of Eight Virginia Presidents and Their Wives” on Sunday, November 10, 4 pm at the Historic Palace Theatre, 305 Mason Avenue, Cape Charles.

Tickets are $15 adults, and $5 students. Tickets will be available at the box office immediately before performance.

Lynn Ruehlmann was bitten by the storytelling bug after having spent years in the theater where she was named “Best Actress in a Comedy” by Folio. Since 1990 she has made storytelling her professional focus. She performs for schools and adult organizations, everywhere from Virginia to Michigan to Alaska to Georgia to Connecticut. For many years she worked with Young Audiences of Virginia, who awarded her Artist of the Year. The Virginia Commission for the Arts has awarded her grants for her programs every year since 2002. She teaches workshops for teachers and students.

She taught storytelling for Old Dominion University’s Early Childhood Education Department and for CORE Knowledge Conventions in Anaheim, California, and in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs across the country. She has a brand new CD of stories about what life looks like from the eyes of a child called “Mischief! Adventures of a Daydreamy Child.” Her recording, “Spy! The Story of Civil War Spy Elizabeth Van Lew,” won a “Storytelling World” and a Parents’ Choice Award. Her CD, “It Happened in the White House: True Tales of the Eight Virginia Presidents and Their Wives” was winner of the Storytelling World award, and NAPPA Honors. Her background in English and Theater combined to prepare her for creating and performing her own storytelling programs of historical stories, myths, folklore and personal stories.

This event is made possible in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

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