"Mother Night and the Book of Dreams," a performance intended to explore the world of dreaming, is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. in Corvallis.

The performance, billed as an evening of myth, storytelling and music, features national and regional storytellers spinning old and new tales that revolve around dreams. Award-winning storyteller Will Hornyak will be joined on stage by mythologist Matt Cochran and regional storytellers Chris Neely and Carol Freya Soth.

The evening's soundtrack will be created by Mack Powers, whose mixed beats and tunes are intended to create a dreamy soundscape.

The performance will also feature a "crankie," otherwise known as a parlor panorama. Crankies were invented in the 19th century as a storytelling device and are known as the first "moving picture shows."

Admission, on a sliding scale, is $12-$15 adults, $8 for students and $5 for children (8-12 years of age). Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3201130. the event is appropriate for ages 8 and up.

"Mother Night and the Book of Dreams" is a production of The Mythic Road. Created by Neely and Soth, The Mythic Road's mission is to keep the old tales and craft of storytelling alive. 

A companion workshop, "The Hidden Path of Dreams: Tools for Dream Tending," will be offered Jan. 27 and 28 with Cochran, Neely and Soth. Cost is a sliding scale from $85 to $120.

For more information contact mythicroad@gmail.com or Soth at 541-829-8204.

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