Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Certainly, the main characters of this weekend were the many excellent storytellers themselves. To maintain the mood of the festival tents, photos weren't allowed. That doesn't mean it was impossible to capture the moods and moves of some of the tellers, not if one stopped to enjoy the unofficial "Fringe Festival" in front of the Courthouse steps Saturday afternoon. This event is one that will never be found in the Festival program, but thanks to storytelling's own "character," Ed Stivender, along with teller Angela Lloyd, this street show has gone on for several years. Tellers can range from some of those folks not known outside their own circle to featured tellers at the tents. Add in a little Morris dancing, banjo picking and group singing, and you'll have the chance to enjoy many characters, both the performers and the story characters.