KC metro storyteller weaves magic at Fringe Festival


Posted by Bob Evans

Lorraine Darnell shares original fairy tales and true stories for adult audiences      13 July 2021  Lorraine Darnell, local storyteller, is sharing stories of her life and original  fairy tales for grown ups at the 2021 KC Fringe Festival. Her upcoming program is entitled,  “Dreams And Memories.” Lorraine’s stories are rich in imagination and creativity. Her 2020  show, “The Girl Who Howled At The Moon,” won Most Watched in KC Fringe.

Laura Packer, winner of Best In KC Fringe, 2018 and 2016, says of Darnell’s work, “Lorraine’s stories are at once magical and relatable. Every listener finds themselves in her work.  Her telling is inviting, comfortable, and compelling. I know this show will be meaningful for everyone who sees it.”

Storyteller, educator, advocate

Lorraine has always loved books, and as a teacher, she emphasized the power of books  and stories in her classroom. She believes that every person has important stories to tell and that  to truly hear someone means listening with an open heart and an open mind. According to  Lorraine, “Stories not only entertain, they are the restorative for getting through difficult times,  for taking down walls, for nourishing the soul.”

Kansas City Fringe Festival

The KC Fringe Virtual Festival is happening online July 18 to August 1, 2021. Get tickets and passes at kcfringe.org.


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