Tickets Diane Ferlatte is a Grammy-nominated storyteller and a multi-award winning performer who has captivated audiences across six continents and throughout the U.S. Diane draws from a deep well of folktales, myths, legends, & fables to inform, entertain, & inspire. While emphasizing African American stories, she loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity, including personal and historical stories. Having a background in music as well as American Sign Language, Diane frequently incorporates both into her performances. Erik Pearson, her musical sidekick, often accompanies Diane on banjo & guitar.
Diane has wowed audiences across the globe from Europe to Singapore & Malaysia, from Australia & New Zealand to Colombia, Senegal, Kenya, South Africa, Turkey, Jamaica, India and of course all over the United States. She believes that telling and listening to each other’s stories not only enables us to learn about each other, but also to understand each other better. She views storytelling as a traditional art form that can promote literacy, imagination, and values in the young.
"An important American talent...unique...electric...soul stirring...brillant...I was spellbound" Gerald Snider Ph.D. Johnson College, Kansas
The Arcata Playhouse family performance series has consistently brought wonderfully unique touring artist to Humboldt County. For ten years now the series has become an Arcata and Humboldt County mainstay for families looking for quality, affordable entertainment for children and adults alike and presented performing companies from across the U.S. and Canada, England, Scotland and Australia.
The series is supported by funding from generous local business sponsors Suddenlink Communications, Kokatat Watersports Wear, Holly Yashi Jewelry and Wildberries Marketplace.
Diane Ferlatte performance schedule is Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 8 at 2 & 7 p.m.
Tickets are $14 for adults, and $10 for children 12 and under or $45 for a family of four or more. They are available at Wildberries Market Place and Redwood Yogurt as well as online at arcataplayhouse.org. For additional information or reservations call (707) 822-1575. The Arcata Playhouse is located at 1251 9th Street in Arcata.