21st ANNUAL FREE SUMMER THEATRE SPONSORED BY
Doug Berky "Gems: The World's Wisdom Stories"
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
The Florida Theatre, 11:00am & 1:00pm
128 E Forsyth St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Doug Berky’s approach to storytelling is one that believes that stories should be seen as well as heard. Each story lends itself to a manner of revelation. With the tools of improvisation, mime, masks, voice, and puppetry, Doug works with the story to let it express itself. The result is a visual feast filled with fanciful characters, dramatic and comic twists and turns, and “Gems” of wisdom passed down to us from many peoples around the world.
In a performance of Gems, Doug weaves together many art forms to create the fabric of the stories. Masks, puppets, mime, drama, comedy, music, and storytelling are integral elements that help the audience to experience these treasures of wisdom. The performance includes the following stories two of Aesop’s “The Lion and the Mouse”and “The Blind man and the Lame Man”, and the Native American tale “The Drip Nose Boy”.