Festival UnBound – Tales of Hope and Resistance

October 9, 8p
(rain dates: October 10 and 11, 8p)

Tickets by table: $40 for a 4-top, $30 for a 2-top

Performance takes place OUTSIDE, in Touchstone's parking lot. Masks and social distancing are required for all attendees.


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From around the world, myths and fairy tales have always taught us how to triumph in the face of overwhelming odds. Touchstone presents retellings of traditional stories from the diverse cultural backgrounds of the Lehigh Valley, featuring music and puppetry. Together, we look to the wisdom of the past to remind us that we are capable of overcoming adversity, now and always.

The evening opens with Irish balladeer Seamus Kennedy, a longtime familiar face at Celtic Classic, regaling the audience with rebel songs and tales of Ireland’s storied past; if Tales goes into its rain date performances (October 10th, 11th), local musical treasure and Godfrey Daniels icon Dave Fry will entertain audiences with familiar songs of revolution. 

The second half of the evening features shadow puppet renditions of traditional stories from Greece, Kenya, Japan, Brazil, and more. Puppets are created in collaboration with Mock Turtle Marionette Theater and performed by Touchstone and Moravian College’s current cohort of MFA in Performance Creation students. Original music backing the stories is created by Touchstone’s own Jp Jordan and popular local musician Neil Grover

With hot food and drinks by Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub – available for cash only purchase all night, so arrive hungry and thirsty!

You can also watch Tales of Hope and Resistance online from wherever you are! Click here to join the livestream, or search YouTube for “unbound” and “tales.”