The escapades of three of America’s greatest tall tale heroes get a fresh retelling from the viewpoint of their fictitious wives: Sally Ann Thunder Ann Crockett (wife of Davy Crockett, who tamed the hills of Tennessee), Fanny Feboldson (wife of Febold Feboldson, the inventing-est farmer to ever hit the Midwest), and Slue Foot Sue (wife of Pecos Bill, the Wild West’s greatest cowboy). There’s lots of rip-roaring fun in Cathy’s behind-the-scenes look at these larger-than-life figures whose strength, inventiveness, and heart define America’s spirit.
Georgia Performance Standards:
SS1H2 - The student will read or listen to American folktales and explain how the characterize our national heritage. The study will include John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, and Annie Oakley.
ELA5R1d - The student releates a literary work to information about its setting (historically or culturally).
Cathy Kaemmerlen, professional actress, author, and storyteller, is known for her variety of characters, one-woman shows, and rapport with audiences.
She has toured in schools coast to coast since receiving a BA in English and elementary education from UNC-Charlotte and an MFA in dance performance/choreography/theatre at the University of Wisconsin.
She is the author of General Sherman and the Georgia Belles: Tales of Women Left Behind, Speaking Stones: Voices from Historic Oakland Cemetery, and her recent Just Buzzing Around with Itty Bitty Betty, She's a Honey of a Bee. Cathy is listed with Southern Artist Profile, National Women's History Project, and the Georgia and South Carolina Arts Commission Touring Artists Rosters. She excels in making history and folktales come to life.
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
6 student helpers available 20 minutes before the show (must include three boys to play the husbands); access to electrical outlet
Single Assembly: $360
Two Back To Back Assemblies: $525
Three Back To Back Assemblies: $690
Four Back To Back Assemblies: $850