Darke County Center for the Arts will present unique showman Leland Faulkner at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. The final program in DCCA’s 2010-2011 Family Theater Series, “Worlds of Wonder” showcases Faulkner’s skills as an actor, mime, conjurer, and shadowgraph artist. “Leland creates a uniquely entertaining theater event,” explains DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins. “Through simple gestures and amazing technique, this artist awakens imaginations to bring new worlds to life, enabling audiences of all ages to leave his performances filled with their own visions of wonder,” Rawlins stated.

A Leland Faulkner performance creatively uses visual effects to fill paper with movement as shadows seem to be imbued with life and butterflies appear to dance. Faulkner says that his reliance on the visual over the spoken word in his performance grew from his experience in the global community. Born in Afghanistan to American Indian parents, the actor lived for seven years in Tanzania ahd has traveled throughout Europe and Asia. According to Rawlins, Faulkner’s performances have earned international critical acclaim.

DCCA’s Family Theater Series is sponsored by DP&L Company Foundation, Midmark Corporation, Second National Bank, HOPE Foundation, Greenville Federal, The Andersons, Gordon Orthodontics, Edison Community College, Wayne Healthcare, Greenville Rotary Club, Jordan Insurance Agency, Greenville Kiwanis Club, Criterion, Club and Dan and Marty Schipfer. DCCA also receives support from Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial, Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund, and Ketrow Foundation. In addition, the Ohio Arts Council helps fund Darke County Center for the Arts with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Tickets for Leland Faulkner’s “Worlds of Wonder” are $5, and can be reserved by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or dcca@centerforarts.net. Tickets are also available at Readmore’s Hallmark in downtown Greenville and Worch Memorial Public Library in Versailles, and will be available at the door the day of the performance.

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