Barbara G. Wong, Storyteller
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Barbara G. Wong, Storyteller

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The best kept secret in music


"“Around Town This Week” Feeding Ghosts"

Traditional Chinese believe that, once a year, the gates of the underworld are opened, setting evil spirits free to roam the earth. That’s when careful householders celebrate “The Feast of the Hungry Ghosts,” leaving out food and gifts to keep the ghosts satisfied and at bay. Celebrated storyteller Barbara Wong has a pocketful of sweets to keep the ghosts satisfied, and a mouthful of stories about demons and other scary folk, and she’ll be sharing these in shows this week and next: Saturday at the Waikiki Heritage Theatre; Oct. 28 and 29 at Ward’s Rafters; and Oct. 31 at the Honolulu Academy of Arts Theatre. All shows are at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $8 in Waikiki; $10 at Ward’s Rafters and the Academy Theatre. - The Honolulu Advertiser


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Storyteller Barbara Wong readily admits that—being a bit of a chicken—she’d rather TELL ghost stories than be scared by them herself! Her "Hungry Ghosts" program, a collection of Chinese supernatural tales, was among her most popular at the Honolulu Academy of Arts museum theatre, and the Waikiki Heritage Theatre. She was first to produce storytelling programs for adult audiences at the Academy Theatre—so well-received, she went on to produce 11 programs. Barbara was a featured teller on the Emmy award-winning PBS children’s program “Jakers!” She inaugurated a story walking tour of Honolulu’s Chinatown for Kapiolani Community College, was a Hawaii State Artist-in-the-Schools, a resident storyteller for the Honolulu Zoo and the University of Hawaii’s statewide cultural outreach program. She has shared her multicultural tales at the Los Angeles Storytelling Festival, Hawaii’s Talk Story Festival, Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific; and public libraries in California and Hawaii.

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