Homewood Library's Spring Show this year features two different stories on two nights. Both shows are set in the exotic world of medieval times, but their themes of passion, adventure, and finding your true destiny ring true to today's world as well.
In both story performances, storyteller Dolores Hydock, in the spirit, costume, and voice of a wily old crone, serves as the narrator who freely expresses her opinions as she spins the tales. With hurdy-gurdy, harp, lute, viols, and other curious instruments of the time, the musicians of PanHarmonium – David Cantrell, Susan Marchant, and Gilbert Ritchie – add haunting melodies and exuberant songs to these funny, surprising, and amazingly contemporary stories.
"There was a man sitting behind me at Dolores' story concert. He was fussing because his wife forced him to come along, and he didn't want to be there. At intermission, he told me that he had never experienced anything like it. HE LOVED IT. Of course, I don't remember him telling that to his wife." --Bettye Boyd, audience member
"Heartwarming tales of wit and intelligence..." --Mary Colurso, Birmingham News
"Dolores becomes the characters and pulls you into the action until you find yourself a part of the story." -- MagicCityMoments.com
Dolores Hydock storyteller and actress
"A stellar performer! ... Dolores' stories are smart but not cynical, heartwarming yet never corny, traditional without being mundane...a neat feat!"
--Mary Colurso, The Birmingham News
"Hydock talks with her hands. And her elbows. And her shoulders. When she speaks, she's literally irrepressible."