Be Transformed! Stories from 1001 Nights

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday, March 25 7-9pm

For World Storytelling Day Storytelling Orillia (SO...) and the Orillia Museum of Art and History present

Be Transformed! Stories from 1001 Nights

Stories that kept a king awake for 1001 nights are worth hearing. Add in Egyptian dance to set the scene, and the program for World Storytelling Day at the Orillia Museum of Art and History on March 25 becomes magical.

For Storytelling Orillia, experienced storytellers Susan Charters and Sophy Cooper will weave a night of wonder and transformation with stories from the Arabian Nights, stories full of strength, conflict, cleverness, fun and magic. Professionally trained performer and instructor of Egyptian Belly Dance, Robyn Leigh, will dance the audience in and out of the web of tales.

Transformation is the international theme for this year's World Storytelling Day, celebrated at the equinox across the globe. SO… is offering Stories from 1001 Nights because not only are the stories full of transformations and surprises, they are said to have transformed a king, when Sharazad told stories within stories to save her life and the lives of her countrywomen.

SO… and OMAH have celebrated World Storytelling Day together for three years. Last year's celebration featured stories from strong Orillia women, to match the 2016 theme.


To be entranced by Sharazad's gifts, contact OMAH for a $10 ticket. On March 25, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7:00 start. Refreshments will be served.


For information:

Storytelling Orillia, 


Ninette Gyorody,
Executive Director, Orillia Museum of Art and History     705-326-2159