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Mother & Father Wit: Life Lessons - A Storytelling Performance with Boston Elders Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street
Boston, MA
(617) 482-6439
May 17, 2018
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Price: Free; registration requested
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Part of the “Occupation” Series, marking the 250th anniversary of Boston’s 1768 occupation by British troops

A West African proverb says, “When an elder dies, a library burns down.” Our elders’ knowledge, common sense, and life lessons are threads that strengthen the tapestry of our communities. Yet their voices often go unheard. This performance, directed by Boston-based performance artist Valerie Stephens, is part of a community theater project designed to bridge that disconnect and give elders a voice throughout the city. It is the second of two public performances that mark completion of an Elder Storytelling Project at the Kroc Center in Dorchester. Bring family or friends and learn “Life Lessons” from local residents whose stories have not yet been chronicled!

This program is made possible with support from the New England Foundation for the Arts and the Lowell Institute. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, registration requested at

Old South Meeting House is accessible for visitors using wheelchairs.
Assistive listening system is available.
Old South Meeting House is committed to accessibility for all visitors and has been designated as an UP Organization by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Access questions? Call us at 617-482-6439

Mother & Father Wit: Life Lessons - A Storytelling Performance with Boston Elders