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The Language of Flowers Performance

  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate 100 Robert Treat Paine Drive Waltham, MA, 02452 United States (map)

In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain bring to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them. The centerpiece of the performance is the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose. Diane’s original adaptation of this exotic legend follows the journey of the rose through the ages, weaving together the heartfelt myths that surround it.

Many other flowers are celebrated in this story and music event, including Native American myths and the mysterious “language of flowers” that was celebrated in Victorian times. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance has music throughout and features story melodies, songs and Celtic harp interludes. Diane’s humorous retelling of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program and answers the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?

Doors open at 7:00 pm. Performance begins at 7:30 pm.

Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Advance ticket rate ends at 6:00 pm.
Purchase your tickets in advance, since space is limited. Buy them on-line (below) for pick-up at the door or in person at the Waltham Public Library, 735 Main St., Waltham.

Ticket sales benefit the Friends of Stonehurst and the Friends of the Waltham Public Library.