By Becky Ball/Special to The Oak Ridger
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at 8:26 PM
Would you believe that while the three Oak Ridge Rotary Clubs were pumping up Flatwater Tales — their first storytelling festival — we learned that quite recently, “storytelling” had persisted perhaps for many thousands of years, and thus became a critical part of archaeology. Recent digs discovered ancient civilizations that had encountered massive floods. Stories of the floods passed on by the few survivors have long been considered as myths.
Once upon a Sunday night (though not dark and stormy) at the Oak Ridge Playhouse, three internationally acclaimed storytellers picked up from their afternoon gigs and put on quite another show. They proved beyond any hesitation that storytelling is not a lost art. So, already the shape of water — Flatwater that is — is alive and well.