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Performance with Young Audiences WNY: Gretchen Murray Sepik—"Erie Canal Sal"

Friday, June 1, 2012, 6 pm

Gretchen Murray Sepik as Surly Sal. Photograph by Greg W. Losins.

FREE

Professional storyteller Gretchen Murray Sepik speaks in an Irish brogue and weaves Irish folk tales into facts about the Erie Canal. "Erie Canal Sal" is a fictitious character based, in part, on Old Black Nell, who was a cook on the canal in 1840. Audiences will laugh as they learn about one of the engineering wonders of the world. 

Sepik majored in dance and studied acting at Point Park College in Pittsburgh. She performed with the Paddy Toon Modern Ensemble in Pittsburgh and with the Rochester Philharmonic. In 2004, she was honored by Young Audiences of Western New York for her commitment to learning through the arts. In 2008, she received a Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council grant to adapt "Erie Canal Sal" into a children's book.

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