Tender Mercies

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Created and performed by Kevin Kling and Minton Sparks

Two soulful minds join forces for an evening of raucous storytelling. Inspired by the Oscar-winning film Tender Mercies, written by the great American storyteller Horton Foote and starring Robert Duvall & Ellen Barkin, the show features artists who celebrate colorful American stories and songs about people on the margins, often seeking a second chance.

Kevin and Minton met at the International Storytelling Festival five years ago and knew immediately that they wanted to collaborate.

Performance Schedule
May 11, 7:30pm
May 12, 7:30pm
May 13, 2pm
May 13, 7:30pm

A poet, playwright, author, speaker-songwriter, and above all else a storyteller, Nashville's Minton Sparks dazzles audiences with her spoken word/honky-tonk hybrid performances. More about Minton: mintonsparks.com

"Akin to such great American muso-wordsmiths as Tom Waits, Mos Def, Gil Scott-Heron, and Henry Rollins to cite a simpatico few, Ms. Sparks holds a curved mirror to society." - Huffington Post

Kevin Kling is known for his hilarious recounts of true events on NPR's All Things Considered. Kling's autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are. More about Kevin: kevinkling.com

More info: openeyetheatre.org/tender-mercies
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By: Open Eye Figure Theatre

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