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Thu, Jun 23



Adventures in sound: Cockney Otters & Wiseacre Mockingbirds

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Adventures in sound: Cockney Otters & Wiseacre Mockingbirds
Adventures in sound: Cockney Otters & Wiseacre Mockingbirds

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Jun 23, 2022, 7:00 PM

Westport, 408 Old County Rd, Westport, MA 02790, USA

About the event

Live Audio/Visual presentation

with author Frederick Thurber at Westport public Library Thursday, June 23 at 7pm

Listen to wiseacre mockingbirds, blowhard toads, impish chipmunks, Cockney otters, obnoxious literary agents, conspiratorial weasels, badgers with a brogue, and sweet singing water rats tell their story in this entertaining and amusing audio/visual presentation.

In this show Frederick and Amy Thurber describe their long quest to find a voice for the characters in their book, In the Wake of the Willows. This book is a sequel to The Wind in Willows, but set on our very own Buzzards Bay, Cherry & Webb beach, Allens Pond, and in the Paquachuck Inn. The book features sailing adventures in wooden boats, scavenger hunts, beach parties, amusing characters, and a mysterious prophecy.

In the Wake of the Willows was a successful, locally-published book, but an audio version was lacking. This show will follow the Thurbers’ search for the perfect voice of their little friends along The River. Join us and listen to audition tapes from some talented student actresses from a very special theater arts department at a local college. Get to hear the winner of the auditions, a young lady of a thousand voices, and listen to amusing clips from her recording.

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