MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Nov. 23, 2015) – Milligan College students will share their talents and knowledge of storytelling during the eighth annual “Buffalo Tales” on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Milligan’s McGlothlin-Street Theatre located in the Gregory Center.
“Buffalo Tales” serves as the students’ fall semester final exam and as an opportunity for the storytelling students to showcase the work they have accomplished in the class of Dr. Bruce Montgomery, Milligan professor of communications.
“I have been inspired this semester by the power of the art of storytelling, something my generation, specifically, hasn’t really picked up on yet,” said senior Katherine Siglin, of Kingsport, Tennessee. “It is such an incredible way to convey truths and preserve generations past.”
The story Siglin will be telling is creatively adapted from Acts 20 and centers on a boy named Eutychus who believes he is the most unlucky boy alive due to his many misfortunes. He goes on to learn, through his own resurrection, that the meaning of his name, “lucky one,” has always been true.
Audiences will experience a wide range of emotions in both sessions as story genres vary from personal stories to biblical accounts, children’s stories to folk tales.
At 4 p.m., nine storytelling students will perform including Jacob Beverly of Kingsport, Tennessee; Madeline Frasure of Lebanon, Indiana; Sarah Knapton of Stoughton, Wisconsin; Lily Knot of Las Vegas, Nevada; Colin Morgan of Gray, Tennessee; Molly Organ of Kent, Ohio; Casey Richardson of Kingsport; Amanda Smith of Harriman, Tennessee; and Mikaela Way of Johnson City, Tennessee.
The 7 p.m. performance will feature eight tellers including Abi Bethea of Eastanollee, Georgia; Ashley Farmer of Elizabethton, Tennessee; Amanda Florian and Brianna Florian of Waxhaw, North Carolina; Josh Ramsaran of Johnson City; Richardson; Siglin; and Way.
“The evening is sure to provide family entertainment,” said Montgomery. “It has been a joy to work with these students and be amazed by them.”