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Sat, Nov 20



Unwrapped: Tales of Unexpected Gifts

Join master storytellers Regi Carpenter and Noa Baum for an evening of tinsel and lace, talking dolls and bendable Barbies, childhood secrets and unexpected blessings.

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Unwrapped: Tales of Unexpected Gifts
Unwrapped: Tales of Unexpected Gifts

Time & Location

Nov 20, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM


About this event

“Unwrapped: Tales of Unexpected Gifts” is a rare joint appearance by two old friends and master storytellers who draw on humor, close observation, and very different life experiences to speak to universal truths.

The performance is a benefit for Story House Ithaca, a new organization dedicated to bringing people together to share, study, create, and enjoy stories in all their forms.  Story House Ithaca is a project of the Center for Transformative Action.

Tickets to “Unwrapped” are $20. You can purchase them at

Noa Baum, who was raised in Israel and now lives in Maryland, will perform “Dolls in My Pocket,” which weaves together elements of ancient folktales with a modern coming-of-age story. Baum is a storyteller, coach, writer, and public speaker whose work often addresses peace and social justice themes. She is the author of an award-winning memoir, A Land Twice Promised: An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace.

Regi Carpenter grew up in the Thousand Islands region of New York State and now lives in Ithaca, NY. Her story, “Bendable Barbies,” explores the secret desires and shifting expectations of a girl growing up in chaotic and often-challenging circumstances. Carpenter’s speeches, workshops, and solo shows have won acclaim around the world. She is the founder of Stories with Spirit, a creative initiative dedicated to bringing songs of joy and stories of hope to grieving children and the people who love and care for them in homes, hospices, and hospitals.

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